Jazz Singer Gloria Bosman Dies [Image: Instagram/@gloriabosman]

South Africa’s Award-Winning Jazz Singer Gloria Bosman Dies

South Africa is grieving again as the famous and multi-award-winning jazz singer Gloria Bosman has passed away. 

She was 50.

Jazz Singer Gloria Bosman

Jazz Singer Gloria Bosman Dies [Image: Instagram/@gloriabosman]
Entertainment reporter Phil Kgopolo Mphela took to Twitter to share this sad development:

“RIP: Gloria Bosman

Multi-award-winning musician Gloria Bosman has passed away. #RIPGloriaBosman”

A source close to Bosman also confirmed the death of the musician to the Sunday World.

The Soweto-born musician was a very talented person, and apart from being a jazz, African rock and gospel vocalist, she was also a producer, composer and presenter.

To date, Gloria released five solid albums that impacted the music industry.

She released her first album, Tranquillity, which witnessed her winning the Best Newcomer award.

The album was also nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Female Artist at the 2001 South African Music Awards. Throughout her career, she was nominated for 11 awards in total.

Bosman also rubbed shoulders with several South African music legends like Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa and Sipho’ Hotstix’ Mabuse.

Hotstix posted on Twitter to show his sadness about Gloria Bosman’s death:

“So Sad, gutted. Rest In Peace, my dear friend #gloriabosman. Thank you for sharing the stage and sharing your gift with us all. Am shattered – Love and respect. Sipho and the hotband @SIPHIWEGKUBHEKA @thamiMgcina @Tabiasongbird

#RIP Gloria Bosman”

Last month, Bosman was given a special honour – she was chosen to become a board of directors member at the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro).

South Africans on Twitter mourned as Gloria Bosman died.


“I am grateful to have witnessed her recently during the Joy of Jazz. #ripgloriabosman.”


“Oh noooo!! I remember her at @StandardBankZA Jazz Festival. She was amazing and super talented. May her soul rest in eternal peace!#RIPGloriaBosman.”


“She gave us soulful jazz for those peaceful Sundays or long drives. May her soul rest peacefully.”


“Ilifu elimnyama elihamba hamba kwi entertainment industry. This is very sad and painful alale kahle usis Gloria.”