A soul-stirring musical experience, The Jazz Catz’s new album is an independently curated, authentic record that will be welcomed by fans of Jazz.
Cape Town, Western province, South Africa — September 8th, 2022 – A skilled and creative jazz duo, The Jazz Catz, is making themselves known with a soul-stirring, expressive, and profound new record. Titled “Hymn for Africa,” the artists’ newest CD album marks their third record after previous releases, “Timeless” and “Con Fusion,” continuing a passionate musical journey.
Having dropped on August 23rd, 2022, “Hymn for Africa” includes a series of stunning musical compositions from artists Ryan Sackanary and Boris Guderjahn. Meanwhile, the album artwork has been created by Boris Guderjahn. With an intention to create music that listeners can fully understand, appreciate, and relate to, The Jazz Catz continue charming audiences with their musical brilliance.
Independently arranging, playing, and recording all instruments, as well as controlling the mixing and mastering of “Hymn for Africa,” The Jazz Catz continue to be a one-of-a-kind artistic phenomenon.
With a formidable debut and several spectacular hits under their belt, the talented group was nominated for The Mzantsi Jazz Awards 2021 in 2 categories: Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best International Jazz Collaboration. In 2022, the duo was also nominated for Best Jazz Album, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, and Best International Jazz collaboration.
Having already received immense critical acclaim and popularity amongst listeners, The Jazz Catz’s success is a testament to their distinct sound, drawing listeners on a journey of pure joy and emotions. Their signature soundscape offers a fusion that is comparable to a mix of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and several other pop and classical elements.
“Our concept is to create music where the listener can relate to. Our music comes from the heart and soul, maybe a new definition of Soul music, which is easy to digest,” said the artists regarding their music.
The Jazz Catz is a dynamic duo of two talented individuals -Boris Guderjahn, who was born in Germany, and Ryan Sackanary, who was born in Cape Town, South Africa. The band has been producing several hits since 2017, beginning with their first album, “Timeless,” which marked their shift from contemporary to classical music.
With their latest album, “Con Fusion,” the artists experimented with different and complex sounds, taking the listener on a new adventure of emotions. The Jazz Catz have constantly been reinventing their musical style, all the while staying true to their authentic sound. Their music has harbored fans all over the world, and they are on their way to becoming one of the top jazz bands globally, with three albums already released and their newest single rising to become a top sensation.