Jazz great Gloria Bosman has died

Jazz Singer and songwriter Gloria Bosman has died at the age of 50 after a short illness. An unconsolable source confirmed the news to Sunday World on Tuesday.

Jazz legend Sipho Hotstix also confirmed the news on his social media where he paid a tribute to the singer.

A month ago Bosman was announced as the newest member to join the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) board of directors.

Bosman was born in Soweto and was a jazz, African, rock, and gospel vocalist. She was also an accomplished producer, composer and presenter.

Bosman has shared the stage with musical legends including Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, and Sipho Mabuse. Her five albums have all been an unmitigated success: Her debut offering, Tranquillity, earned an award for Best Newcomer as well as nominations for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Female
Artist at the 2001 SAMAs.

Her second album, The Many Faces Of Gloria Bosman, featured collaborations with
some of the finest musicians in South Africa and has earned her nominations for both Best Southern African Artist and Most Promising Female Artist at the prestigious KORA Awards of 2001, as well as a SAMA nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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