Over the years I have had the opportunity to interview and hear from a variety of influential people making a real mark in their areas of speciality. Ernie Smith is one such musical powerhouse with a gentle soul. As an award-winning South African contemporary jazz icon, he continues to place Africa on the map through powerful song and an unwavering faith in Christ. By Tamsyn Cornelius
We recently had the privilege of interviewing Ernie Smith who shares enthusiastically about his faith, family life and a deep desire to draw people closer to God. As a musician, Ernie continues to influence global audiences with his innovative songs and easy-going African Jazz genre. Not only is he an accomplished vocalist, but Ernie is equally comfortable behind an array of instruments, from the guitar and keyboard to the bass guitar and drums. It is this dedication to his art that has earned him an array of musical awards and international recognition.