This outstanding cover illustrating just some of the diversity of jazz was crafted from a number of outstanding images
taken during the three-year international exchange project "A Jazz Bridge to Greater Understanding," which merited the
2013 Community Engagement Award for Research from Virginia Commonwealth University.
The project partnered VCU with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa).

photo credit Jean-Philippe Cypres
University of KwaZulu-Natal student vocalist Thobeka Langa and guitarist Bethual Tshoane perform on the Virginia Commonwealth University stage, October 2013.

photo credit Jean-Philippe Cypres
UKZN vocalist Kwena Ramahuta performs at VCU September 2014.

photo credit Tim Chumley
The VCU Africa Combo performs UKZN student Stephan le Roux's commission "Leap of Faith" in Richmond, March 2013. Front row: director and Prof. Antonio García (trombone), with students Brendan Schnabel (tenor sax), Trey Sorrells (alto sax), Victor Haskins (trumpet). Back row: Chris Ryan (guitar), Justin Esposito (bass), C.J. Wolfe (drums).