Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Brotherhood of Breath

The Dedication Orchestra
The South African jazz group the Brotherhood of Breath was founded after the dissolution of the musically and culturally groundbreaking Blue Notes in the 1960s. Like the Blue Notes, the Brotherhood of Breath boasted a multiracial lineup that challenged repressive South African apartheid laws. But to declare that fact as the two groups' only lasting legacy is to do them a disservice, for both the Blue Notes and Brotherhood of Breath were capable of composing and performing complex, challenging, inspirational, and engaging jazz music that blended free jazz with post-bop, big band, and South African jazz influences.

Read more

Discography

Similar

Premium Profiles

Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Hilary Kole Hilary Kole
vocalist
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto
Mike DiRubbo Mike DiRubbo
sax, alto
La Tanya Hall La Tanya Hall
vocalist
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Jack DeSalvo Jack DeSalvo
guitar
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Ingrid Nomad Ingrid Nomad
vocalist
Nicolas Bearde Nicolas Bearde
vocalist
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
piano

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!