Saturday 21st July
This performance by Nosihe Zulu at The Jazzy Rainbow 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.
Durban’s jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and continues to follow up with the same concept. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas.
Nosihe Zulu is a Pietermaritzburg born and raised singer-songwriter. During her journey in music she sang in the church, at functions and has been privileged to be on stage at events like Splashy Fen, White Mountain Music Festival, MITH (Music in the Hills) and many other platforms- including Idols SA, where she reached the last eight in 2016.
Since enrolling for jazz studies in 2016 at UKZN, Nosihe has been exploring many legends- such as Ella Fritzgerald, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughn- and some modern jazz artists like Lizz Wright and Gretchen Parlato. Locally she has been touched by the music of Queens such as Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbuli and some of Busi Mhlongo’s older music. Come and hear Nosihe live in an intimate show showcasing some of the jazz artistry that has influenced her and also get to listen to some of her latest compositions. She is accompanied by Obakeng Thamage on piano, Freeman Gumede on bass, Lesedi Thloloe on drums and Nick Pitman on guitar.
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Saturday 21st July
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
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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