First and foremost, from a jazz fan point of view, thank you for the event well organized, well done and for giving Durban its own identity as one of the big South African three cities. The lady who directed the programme, I think Brenda from KAYA FM, put it very well when she said: “we have now reached full circle, three hundred and sixty degrees, when it comes to jazz festivals in the country, since Durban was the only missing link.” No one may have said it better than the lady.
The words by Ms Patrice Rushen, from Lee Ritenour, during the introduction of the song, “Forget Me Not” were profound and befitting to the abovementioned comments about the non-monetary value of the success of the project. The choice of the venue also befitted the event of this magnitude.
Thank you again and please extend our sincere gratitude to all the members of your team, Ms Bezuidenhout, Ms Kadzere, Ms Botma, S Mtshali, Ms Nyuswa, to mention but a few, for a job well done. All the conflicts, shouting at one another, desertions and non-talking terms aside, it’s all in the day’s work. The success of the event has shown that as women, you were guided by the purpose and the vision in mind. The event’s hospitality arrangement was out of this world and made everyone regret for not having arrived at 15:00 exactly or even before time.
This history will never be erased and it has to keep on writing itself, through you all guys. Big ups and thanks again. Kind regards and God bless you all.