Gloria Bosman


Gloria Bosman is jazz, rock and gospel artist from Soweto, South Africa.

She also a producer, composer, vocal coach and presenter. Born in Mofolo and raised in Pimville, Soweto, Gloria's career began in the church choir. A production at the Market Theatre in 1993 earned her a scholarship to study opera at the Pretoria Technikon. Gloria has shared the stage (both locally and internationally) with too many music greats to list here, but including the likes of: Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, Concord Nkabinde, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Sipho Gumede, Oliver Mtukudzi, Victor Masondo and Hugh Masekela...

She now has six albums to her credit under her own name as a solo artist:
1) Tranquillity (1999) won SAMA best newcomer
Produced by Paul Hanmer

2) The many faces of Gloria Bosman (2000/1)
Self produced

3) Stop and think (2002)
Co-Produced by Wessel van Rensburg

4) Nature Dances (2003/4)

5) Emzini (2006)

6) Letters from the heart vol.1 (2010)

She has performed in countries and cities like; London, France, Finland, Amsterdam, Australia, Angola, Nigeria, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and a tour in South America (Chile, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela.

She has performed successful in Algeria as part of the PAN African festival. In 2010 she was part of a theatrical production called African Songbook, which was staged at the Arts Cape, Capetown. She was also part of the Shanghai Expo in China in July 2010.In 2011/12 she has done theatre work for Porgy & Bess and Mandela Trilogy and she toured UK and was nominated for Naledi Awards.

Theatre: Jubilation, Milestones and the Lion & the Lamb staring John Kani. Appearances as a cast member on Soul City and Muvhango. 2011 & 2013 Performed with Hugh Masekela on "Songs of Migration" at the Market Theatre and the Joburg Theatre.
She recently did the Standard Joy of Jazz at the Market Theatre with, Liz Wright and Kurt Elling.

She performed in an extravaganza called; Daughters of the King. For the 20 years South African Democracy celebrations; performed I Mumbai and Dehli. Recently performed at the Grahamstown Festival at the Monument and SBYJ. Also performed at the opening of the Standard Bank JOJ at the Sandton Convention Centre. Worked as a presenter in community radio station; Rainbow FM for their drive-time slot. Did a voice over for the Radio Hollard campaign. Presented Jazz Indaba on ETV.

Awards and achievements

Standard Bank Young Artist 2000
Multiple SAMAs winner
KORA and Naledi Awards nominee
TUT Alumni (Pretoria Technikon)



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