Sunday 2 December
In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business brings you Mxolisi M at Seaman’s Corner on Sunday 2 December. The doors open at 2pm, tickets are R30 at the door.
Mxolisi M is a professional saxophonist and all-round musician based in Durban. Born and raised in the Johannesburg township of Katlehong, he relocated to KwaZulu-Natal to further his studies after matriculating. He is now a resident of the city of Durban, a husband and a father to twin daughters.
Mxolisi Mdlalose holds a degree in Jazz and Popular Music from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2011) and a Diploma in Advise in Music from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2017). He was mentored by U.S.A saxophonist and lecturer Professor Salim Washington.
“On 2 December I will be playing some of my own music. I will also present my new single titled “KwaZulu”, which will be released on 30 November.” Says Mxolisi M.
As part of his career he has been working on projects for South African music artists such as Siphokazi Maraqana Mohapi, Zulu Boy, Musa Mashiane, Mondli Ngcobo, Khaya Mthethwa, and the Lindi Ngonelo Quintet. Some of his performances include Annual Crown Gospel Awards, Hazelmere Dam MTN Jazz festival, Grahamstown National Arts Festival and Gospel Classics.
Mxolisi has worked as a music teacher in high schools located in Johannesburg and Durban. He has also conducted a number of music seminars and workshops around South African townships and churches, imparting musical skills and direction through teaching.
Joining Mxolisi on stage are: Siya Mazibuko – keyboard, Freeman Gumede – bass guitar and
Stanley Matlou – drums.
This concert is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that 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. 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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Saxophonist Mxolisi M Showcasing Own Works At Seaman’s Corner
Sunday 2 December