''Born and educated partly in Maputo, Mozambique, saxophonist Ivan Mazuze came to Cape Town in 2000, where he is currently based.
Ivan has performed with top South African internationally acclaimed artists, including Jonathan Butler, Alvin Dyers, Jimmy Dludlu, Judith Sephuma, Vusi Khumalo; Hotep Galeta as well as top bands such as Dondo, Tucan Tucan and Loading Zone''.
''He has been featured at numerous international music festivals. Ivan received his secondary education in Maputo, Mozambique, where he hails from. He studied piano, clarinet and saxophone, with clarinet as first instrument, at the Maputo National Music School. In 1998 he obtained a diploma in classical music from the school''.
''In 2002 Ivan obtained the Performers Diploma in music (jazz studies), and was awarded a distinction in jazz ensemble and jazz improvisation at theUniversity of Cape Town (UCT). In 2005 he obtains a bachelor of music (Honours) in performance and that the degree was awarded in the first class (distinction) at UCT. In 2006 he graduated with a Master’s degree in musicology at UCT''.
''In 2007 Ivan Mazuze writes an article about music and trance in ritual practices, for the educational magazine “The talking drum” released in December 2007 number 28. Ivan continues writing more articles for different ethno-musicological journals''.