The world of jazz have produced some of the most influential and innovative guitarist of the 21st century.The greatness of a jazz guitarist lies hidden in the flamboyance of the stringing of the melody and chord progression,the individuals technique and the elusive magic that separates the boys from the men,Cameron Ward is counted amongst the men’s man as a jazz maestro and a professional personified.
His meteoric rise from the backstreets of the disadvantaged community of Lotus River on the Cape Flats to the world stages of the Lugano Festival (Switzerland), The North Sea Jazz Festival, The Cape Town Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada),Joy of Jazz (JHB) & the Back to Black Jazz Fest (London & Brazil)testifies to the musical prowess and genius. Four times SAMA award winning artist, Jimmy Dlu Dlu,must be credited as the progenitor of this great South African talent. He identified Cameron’s tremendous talent and bought him his first guitar, the rest as it is, will be recorded in the musical history annuals of our beloved country and indeed the world.
Cameron is arguably one of the most versatile guitarist of his generation. He has a beautiful tone, great improvisational ideas, superb speed and knows how to make you dance to the African beat that’s equal to none. Along various points along the decade continuum of Cameron’s career you can experience his creativity masterly at work on numerous projects alongside some of South Africa’s foremost & acclaimed artist.
Hugh Masekela-Jabulani, Hugh Masekela and Friends DVD & Playing at Work CD.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Israel Houghton & New Breed
David Kramer & Taliep Pieterson song book CD &DVD
Cameron Ward is still working with Bra Hugh Masekela.
Cameron Ward is an artist whose unique prolific style might be mimicked but never matched. He Just released his SOLO album called “So Much Joy”