Controversial jazz joint to be launched tonight

HARARE - A new entertainment joint called Jazz 24/7 located in the same building that used to house Josh Hozheri’s defunct Jazz 105 will be launched tonight amid a cloud of controversy.

Hozheri, who was forced to close his Jazz 105 venture in 2014 due to high-rental charges, is threatening to sue Jazz 24/7, being spearheaded by his former manager Yasin Dhala, for allegedly flouting the copyrights Act.

“If they go ahead with the opening of the new joint, I will definitely drag them to court.

“How can they name their joint Jazz 24/7 at a place where I successfully ran Jazz 105 which later turned into a big brand?

“I fear this development will cause confusion in the market therefore, it can end up tarnishing my Jazz 105 brand,” said Hozheri who is currently running  Ice and Fire Pamuzinda on the periphery of Harare as well as  a new joint called Time and Jazz in the capital.

Hozheri also accuses Dhala of celebrating his demise and exit from the place.

“I did not know that you are such a backstabber... do not ever ever speak to me again in my life,” Hozheri told Dhala through a Whatsapp text recently.

In an apparent reference to Dhala, Hozheri’s Whatsapp status at the time read:

“Jazz 105: Rest in peace; vavengi tichinavo aaah nevamwe vatakabatsira nhayi.”

Dhala, however, appears unfazed by Hozheri’s threats.

“We are going ahead with the opening of the joint and we have invited a number of guests. I do not understand what Hozheri is trying to say. I respect him as my former boss and we are ready to talk but not before courts of law,” Dhala said.

Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu will be the main performer tonight supported by Alexio Kawara, Mbeu and Sam Dondo.

Comments (2)

Their fights aside, truly, Is Sulumani Chimbetu a Jazz Musician?

Kambiri - 14 July 2016

Iyo Jazz yenyu iyi yapedza vakawanda ko Yasini naJosh maitana sei hanti maitamba mose? ko Cleto hake muface wangu aripiko

agent332 - 15 July 2016

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