School of Arts

Debbie Mari


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer;
  • Discipline Music;
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressRoom 02-028, Francis Stock Building

Degrees Held

  • BMUS, University of Natal
  • MA, University of Natal

Research Interests

  • Jazz
  • Jazz Education
  • Community Music

Teaching Interests

  • Jazz Voice
  • Music Theory

Publications and Creative Output

  • “Freedom in Song”, Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano (Maputo, 2016).
  • “Jazz and Poetry”, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN, 2015).
  • “Stockholm Jazz Orchestra”, National Arts Festival (Grahamstown, 2015).
  • “Debbie Mari Quintet in Concert”, UNISA (Pretoria, 2015).
  • “South African Reflections: New Words for Old Songs”, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN, 2011).
  • “Since I Met You”, Syringa Avenue, George Mari (2008).
  • “Smile for Me”, My Mecca, George Mari (2006).
  • “Before it’s too Late”, Before it’s too Late, Darius Brubeck (2004).
  • “The Only One Around”, Duplicity, Richard Walne (2006).

Community Involvement

Teaching Expertise

  • Jazz Voice
  • Music Theory

Student Supervision

  • Cassie Rae Moore, BA (Hons)
  • Chloe Anne Clarke, BA (Hons)