Close friends of Gloria Bosman remember her as memorial service details are announced
Details of the memorial service of award-winning jazz musician Gloria Bosman have been revealed.
The singer’s life is set to be celebrated at Soweto Theatre, Jabulani, Soweto, at 3pm on Friday. The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) confirmed the news to TshisaLIVE.
Her death shot up the trends list on March 14. The cause of death has yet to be shared and details of her funeral are yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, on social media, fans and industry colleagues continue to pay tribute to the artist.
Speaking to eNCA, Algoa FM radio presenter Vinny Nogemane reflected on his interview with the late star before her untimely death on the eve of her performance at the East London Guild Theatre for the third Annual Restoration In Jazz Tribute & Fundraiser Concert, honouring the late jazz bassist, Lulama Gaulana.
“She’s always been an amazing performer and master of her craft ... having her speak so patiently, speak so passionately about her involvement and engagement with young children in terms of the future of South African music was very touching on Friday.”
Director at Breakout and Healthwell brands Damon Forbes recalled witnessing Bosman’s career from inception to her becoming a star.
“When [I was] at Sheer [music label] we found and developed lots of talent through the 90s and 2000s and Gloria was really an amazing artist. It was an honour to have worked with her for six albums, many concerts and awards. Thank you to Gloria for all that she gave to all of us. May she live on through her music,” he told TshisaLIVE.
General manager of Gallo Music, Rob Cowling, recalled knowing Bosman from 1999, when he assisted in releasing her debut album, Tranquility.
Cowling said he would remember the singer through her music.
“She was an amazing talent and person. She had wonderful vocals and wrote wonderful songs. It’s just incredibly sad to see someone like that, who you worked with for such a long time, go so suddenly. I think it’s a big loss in the industry and unfortunately it seems common these days, we keep losing artists ... she was such a nice person.”
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