Undoubtedly the highlight of these two months thus far has been my trip to Addis Ababa for the ARCH (Africa Reimagination Creative Hub) conference held by the African Union Commission on Arts and Culture. It was such a pleasure to be in the company of such creative minds and souls for five days.

I had an opportunity to get into a fabulous studio in Addis Ababa with some wonderful musicians from around the African continent and we had so much fun cooking up some great sounds.

Addis Ababa is a fascinating place and well worth a visit. The hotels are good, the food is awesome and people are extremely friendly.

We are now very focused on the MoreJazz Series in August so watch this space.

Stay warm and dry if you are in Cape Town, warm if you are in Johannesburg and enjoy the sunshine if you are in Maputo.

'Til next time