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Featured Artists - The Jazz Catz

The Jazz Catz are based in Cape Town, South Africa and comprises of Boris Guderjahn on saxophone, Ryan Sackanary on keyboards and Joshua Hendrickse on bass and drum programming.

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The band was founded by German born Boris Guderjahn who had musical tuition on a number of instruments from his father who was a professional musician. He introduced Boris to jazz music and he began to study the rudiments of music on saxophone and clarinet.

Boris also studied photography and still uses this vocation in the movie industry in South Africa today, but his passion is music and The Jazz Catz have been making a name for themselves in South Africa and around the world.

Ryan Sackanary was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He has played various styles of music before joining The Jazz Catz including R'n'B, Jazz, Pop, Fusion and Traditional African music and has played with well known names in South Africa including Emo Adams, Tu Nokwe, The Rockets, Cedric Samson, Nhoza and many other acclaimed artists and bands.

Joshua Hendrickse on Bass and Digital Drum Programming was also born in to a musical family in Cape Town, his father was a musician who also played bass for 10 years as freelance musician.

The band was formed in 2014 as a duo comprising of sax and guitar and later introduced a bass player, soon after Ryan Sackanary and Joshua Hendrickse joined the line up on keyboards and bass guitar respectively offering a wider scope for their creative talents.

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Featured Artists - The Jazz Catz

Previous music releases from The Jazz Catz include :-

* Sambas, Bossas And More (2017)
* Maiden Voyage (2019)
* Timeless (2020)

Their latest release Timeless (2020) yielded a single called Ryan's Dream in 2020 and they have followed it up in 2021 with their latest release entitled Sunday Morning Groove.

The Timeless project was written and recorded at The Jazz Catz Studio in Cape Town during a 9 month period and features 8 self-penned compositions incorporating contemporary and classical elements as a synergy for their distinctive sound.

As Boris states ' Timeless has No Beginning and No End, it just flows '.

The Jazz Catz are our Featured Artists Of The Week on STREETJAZZ on Show 928

Also see :- The Jazz Catz Blog Page
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Former Featured Artists :-

Threestyle
Richard Sorce

Carl Roland

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