Commission work / Global Oslo Music 

Global Oslo Music commissions a work by composer and performer Ivan Mazuze, originally from Mozambique, living in Norway since 2009. The work is entitled "Penuka". In this, Mazuze will research musical traditions from North Africa and Mozambique, which among other things draw on Indian traditions after immigration to the country from India, interpreted through a modern soundscape. The work is part of a series of orders Global Oslo Music gives to outstanding creative and performing artists with roots in cultural expressions from around the world. Commission work to be presented during autumn 2023, financed by Arts Council Norway.

“Som musiker blander han ulike musikalske tradisjoner og sjangre, og resultatet er nyskapende og fengende lydbilder” - Claudio Castello


Det handler om mangfoldige bevegelser og samarbeid på tvers av forskjellene” - Filip Roshauw


…a sophisticated mastery of song forms which put simple, elegant harmonies over shifting rhythmic patterns...” - Chris Barber

Jazzviews _ England

Ivan Mazuze pushes the boundaries of contemporary jazz to include a variety of influences and sounds beyond its usual borders. Assured and virtuosic playing by Mazuze and his collaborators pull it all together into a kind of global musical language with an accessible and melodic appeal” - Anya Wassenberg

All About Jazz - Canada

The interplay between sax and piano captivates the listener with changing colours and meaningful dialogue...This album has funky grooves, soulful melodies, and, most importantly a distinct and catchy sound. Highly recommended!” - Ivana Popovic

Whole Note - Canada

It is a captivating fusion of tradition and modernity” - Kasia Idzkowska

Jazz Press - Poland