During her career she has performed live at numerous clubs, theatres and festival throughout the country and internationally – you name it, she has played it. She is a consummate performer and is able to impress and get any crowd on their feet and begging for more, interacting with them and putting her personal touch all the way. Gloria has shared the stage with music greats including the likes of Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Sipho Gumede, Oliver Mtukudzi, Victor Masondo and Hugh Masekela.
She now has five albums to her credit under her own name as a solo artist, her latest offering, namely “Emzini”, has very recently been released to the market and is already receiving wide acclaim, airplay and feature across all media formats. Some of her music awards include - Awards for Best Southern African Artist and Most Promising Female Artist. She was also a SAMA (South African Music Award) nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Other albums include, Stop and Think, which earned her two nominations at the 2003 South African Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Her debut album Tranquillity, produced and arranged by pianist Paul Hanmer, earned her the South African Music Award for Best Newcomer. She was a SAMA finalist in three categories for “Tranquillity‟ – Best Female Artist, Best Newcomer, and Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
Gloria’s drive and talent have also enabled her to break into the Afrikaans music market, where she has developed a relationship with new fans through this interaction. She has appeared at many of the major Afrikaans music festivals, including KKNK, Aardklop and Skouspel in Sun City. Gloria was also recently part of a project called - Al Daai Jazz, which were jazzy rearrangements of Afrikaans songs.
Her first music video Amaqwati was nominated for a “Channel O” music video award for Best Afro-Jazz video. This talented artist was also nominated for the All African “KORA” Awards for Best Southern African Artist.
In 2011/12 she has done theatre work for Porgy & Bess and Mandela Trilogy and she toured UK and was nominated for Naledi Awards.
She recently did the Standard Joy of Jazz at the Market Theatre sharing stage with the likes of Maysa Keak, Lizz Wright, Kurt Elling and Clarence Carter.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Gloria Bosman live at The Golden Valley Casino.