Just In: Jazz artist Tony Cedras dies
Tony Cedras, a renowned artist, passed away on a Monday morning after a long struggle with chronic emphysema. His wife, Tania, confirmed the heartbreaking news to TshisaLIVE.
Tony was performing in the United States when he fell ill. He was hospitalized for six months before returning home on the preceding Thursday. Tragically, he passed away the following Monday.
Jazz artist Tony Cedras dies
Following the news of his passing, tributes for the late star began flooding social media. Among them was a heartfelt message from jazz icon Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, who expressed his sorrow on his timeline. He described Tony as a “giant man with talent beyond belief” and thanked him for his brilliance. He also extended prayers to Tony’s family and friends.
Tony’s Musical Journey
Hailing from Cape Town, Tony was a highly sought-after session player who toured the world as a musician. His musical journey began in a local church choir where he sang and played the accordion. He later expanded his repertoire to include the trumpet, guitar, and keyboard, making significant waves in the local jazz scene.
Tony collaborated with many renowned stars including Jonathan Butler, Hotstix, Gloria Bosman, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Robbie Jansen, Russel Herman, and Basil Moses. His talent and contributions to the music industry will be remembered and cherished.