Friday 30 March
This performance by Josie Matabola is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Hailing from Pretoria, Matabola is an up and coming jazz vocalist with an altered, defined sound to her music. With her vocal ability a robust driving instrument from tender age, she first acquired formal expertise at MC Art at The South African State Theatre. Matabola later moved to the Vusi Mahlasela Music Academy and is currently studying Jazz at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Looking to break barriers and advance her brand, she is working on building a reputable image through her music and has a number of tracks to her name, which she excitedly anticipates serving to the public.
A highlight of Matebula’s fledgling career was performing at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. In 2010 she formed part of an all-female band called ‘Friends Band’ and became a backing vocalist for artists like Judith Sephuma, Louis Mhlanga, Sello Galane and Steve Kekana. She went on to work with Salim Washington, Tau Tshadi, Morayks and Paseka. She has performed her music at the South African State Theatre with Jazz and African nights, sharing the stage with Thandi Ntuli, and has been featured in various concerts by other bands. On the night she will perform standards and her own compositions within the jazz genre, and is accompanied by highly talented musicians- Sanele Phakathi on piano, Dalisu Dlazi on bass, Sbu Zondi on drums and Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet.
Date: Friday 30 March
Entrance: 7pm – R50, including a free drink for students (T&C)
Address: The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd, Morningside
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email jazzyrainbow@mweb.co.za
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
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