Want to grow your business? We've launched a Customer Success Marketing platform at Waymark.
Learn More

Avzal Ismail

Musician

Welcome to your profile!

We're hard at work collecting reviews from your clients. Check back soon to read your reviews.

Featured Reviews About Avzal Ismail

Avzal Ismail's Mutual Friends

Log in to to see if you and Avzal have any mutual friends!

Reviews about Avzal Ismail

Your Friend
5

I met Uncle Avzal only this year during June. He is in fact a friend of my mothers, who came for dinner. She used to always tell me about his brilliant musicianship and how he really was an outstanding performer when they were young. I had to see it to believe it. When he came home, expecting to see an uptight musician I was surprised to be greeted by a man with such humility and kindness. He played the piano and I was transported. Ever since then I was inspired to further my practice in piano playing, especially in jazz piano. Just after one meeting he managed to open my eyes and share the sincere and strong love that he has for music with me, and I will forever appreciate that. Never have I met someone who lives for their passion like Uncle Avzal does and that is very admirable. One can see how he is constantly involved in the arts just by his beautiful facebook posts of new paintings and musical ensembles that make my day. Uncle Avzal stands out for me because he follows his passion selflessly rather than selfishly. He will always share brilliant artworks with the world and never does he boast about his own work but rather empowers other artists around him. He very easily offers his knowledge and support to others, which is a rare trait to find in people with such amazing talents such as his. Usually individuals, such as Uncle Avzal, who had to brave the injustices of apartheid, the violent South African crimes and the hardships of humble beginnings, would lead their lives being power hungry and greedy for wealth and an escape from it all. Not Uncle Avzal. He conquered these injustices rather than letting it conquer him. He embraced life for what it was and made the best of it. Uncle Avzal is one of those few individuals who does not define himself by material wealth, but rather by kindness, humility, love for life and love for the arts. You might wonder how I got all this from one meeting and a few conversations, well one does not need to know Uncle Avzal's whole life story to see what a great artist he is. Just like how the piano radiates such beautiful sounds when he plays, he radiates such purity and sincerity as an individual. Uncle Avzal is one of the greatest artists I have ever met and in just one dinner he managed to inspire me to love the arts just as much as he does.See MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I have known Avzal for longer than 15 years now.
Meeting at the gym and finding out that we both shared a passion for music, martial arts, fitness, body building. philosophy, and humour we spontaneously became friends and, as time passed, best friends.
What I admire in Avzal (in no specific order of importance) is his integrity, honesty, loyalty, compassion for other people, meticulousness in whatever he does, work ethic, irrepressible sense of humour, intelligence, and remarkable music talent.
Avzal spontaneously draws people to him - some as fans of his music, some just because they enjoy his company. Everybody trusts and admires him - and with good reason.
I can unreservedly recommend him for any position in which he has to deal with people in any capacity.
Marnus Roothman
BA Hons (Media Science); Assessor (SAQA); Mastermind Marketing (Abraham Foundation, USA)
Owner/CEO Body & Mind Foundation Innovative Marketing Solutions
Contact email: marnusr@gmail.com
See MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
4

I have been playing music with Avzal for the last 25 years in Johannesburg , South Africa. I am a bassplayer and play every style of music that is commercially viable from rock to blues to jazz and fusion. When I knew Avzal was on the job I knew on the way that it was going to be an easy-going gig with a high standard of musicianship. This man knows his chords and scales backwards and has the experience to match. He knows many songs in all styles and we had such great fun running together in these musical fields. I am sorry he has left us for Canada, but I know he will be successful in a pool of musicians that take the job seriously (which is sadly not the case here in South Africa, where most people come to see and not hear, and mediocrity reigns) He is also a genuine and easy going guy that is very easy to relate to and enjoys his work.
Use and see.. This guy is professional and excellent at his craft and I wish him only the very best.
See MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

With Avzal, I personally found an international bond that can only exist between like-minded creatives. He is a diamond, who is willing to assist and support musical efforts, whether it be research or performance. Avzal enthusiastically supported my MSc music psych research which culminated in a 28K word dissertation towards progressive research and findings in the field. As is the norm with innovative research, there were a few bugs in the system. Avzal demonstrated patience and endurance toward his effort as a participant. Additional to my professional efforts, I often check out many of Avzal's recommendations for music reading and listening. He is a leader in the industry, as is obvious by his timing, ingenuity and following. And through hearing his utube performances, and the comments of other international industry 'fellows', I very much anticipate performing with Avzal in future. Avzal ROCKS!See MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Avzal was one of South Africa's most gifted jazz musicians, although he covers many genre's right up to Contemporary Pop. Avzal did a lot of work for Jam Ally Entertainments SA, and invariably did us proud. He is extremely easy to work with, and always willing to go the extra mile. Whatever the function, Avzal is capable of filling client's needs, be it as a solo performer, or putting together a band option on request. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours, and have no hesitation in highly recommending this talented artiste to any future clients.See MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

I believe that Avzal is the most underrated musician this world has had the pleasure to have heard. Not only a phenomenal jazz and classical artist, teacher and inspiration to our youth, but a humble and passionate being. Anyone that has had the privilege to have worked alongside Avzal will, without exception, have the same perception as I... Having heard and felt him offer the listener that music from within, cannot deny Avzal a place amongst the greats. A country's treasure. Brendan Hamer- owner of Simply Pianos. ( piano tuner/tech and restoration company.)See MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

I first came into contact with Avzal through his band, Light Years. As a young jazz student, his playing and technique inspired me to push for more, to learn the rules and then break them, while still keeping to a deep musicality.

As a player, Avzal is one of the finest I have heard. Though I have never had the opportunity to perform alongside him, the musicians who have done so report on his humanity, friendship and supportSee MoreRead Less"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

I've done a few gigs with Avzal over the years and I always respected his talent and his passion for music. I've noted that he's also a keen music fan and he freely shares his love of different genres, - from Beethoven to Bonnie Raitt - although I suspect that his fave is Latin Jazz! He's constantly learning and exploring. That's the sign of a serious muso!"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Avzal was one of my great teachers at Campus Of Performing Arts. He is an incredibly versatile musician. He didn't just teach me and all his other students about music but also about life. If you ever need a piano/keyboard player Avzal is the guy to call and you can count on him 110 %. Avzal rocks !!!"

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Avzal is one of the few great teachers i have had the privilege to know and work with. Great person and very versatile musician. If you ever need a keyboard/piano player Avzal is the guy to call. Great musician and a awesome person to work with."

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Not only is Avzal a professional musician of the highest standing, he is also an ethical man of great integrity. He is reliable, honest to a fault, and good friend to those fortunate enough to know him. I unconditionally recommend him."

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Exceptional musician with a great attitude. Avzal is generous and a real people person. As a musician in South Africa, he was very well known and highly regarded, in demand, and most smart peoples first choice."

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Avzal Ismail is a superb keyboard player who is passionate about his music as well as being a person of integrity."

Avzal's Reply

 

Your Friend
5

Not only a awesome musician, but a man of integrity , humor and deep insight!"

Avzal's Reply

 

Send a Message
×

Are you a professional? Build your online reputation, today!