Gloria Bosman dead, Jazz Singer and songwriter passed away

Jazz singer Gloria Bosman has died at the age of 50 after a short illness. A heartbroken source confirmed the news to the Sunday World on Tuesday.

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

Born in Mofolo and raised in Pimville, Soweto, Gloria began her career in the church choir. In 1993, a performance at the Market Theater earned her a scholarship to study opera at the Pretoria Institute of Technology. Gloria has shared the stage with too many music superstars (local and international) to list here but include: Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, Concord Nkabinde, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Sipho Gumede, Oliver Mtukudzi, Victor Masondo with Hugh Macequeira

She has performed in London and Amsterdam and has appeared in theaters and festivals in Australia, Angola, France, Finland, Nigeria, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and in South America (Chile, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela).

Boseman has shared the stage with music legends such as Hugh Masekela, Sibangir Kumalo, Moshe Molekewa, Thananas and Seave Mabus. All five of her albums were huge successes: her debut Tranquility won Best New Artist and received nominations for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Female Album. Artist of SAMA 2001.

Her second album “The Many Faces Of Gloria Bosman” and “Some of South Africas finest musicians” was awarded “Best South African Artist” and “Most Promising Female Artist” as well as “Best Jazz Vocal” for SAMA nominated album.

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