Friday 22 March
This performance by Sibongile Gwacela 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.
Sibongile Gwacela is a bass player, originally from Durban. She studied Jazz Music at Tshwane University of Technology and is currently mentored by the great Grammy award winner bassist Victor Wooten. Her musical carrier began at Macufe Jazz Festival, when she opened the stage for the late Busi Mhlongo, Letta Mbuli and Thandiswa Mazwayi. She has performed with Bishop Eddie Long 12 Tenors (U.S.A), Brian Carson (the late Whitney Houston’s pianist), Basadi Women of Jazz, Sello Galane, Ntombi Ngcobo (from Amaponi) and James Akon David DEE. Gwacela’s performances at Jazz Festivals in South Africa include the Hazelmere Dam Jazz Fest, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Macufe Festival, Soweto Jazz Fest. She has performed her craft internationally in Egypt, Algeria, Malaysia, Uganda and Indonesia. Her band consists of Lungelo Ncobo on piano, Bucco Xaba on drums and Thabo Sikhakane on trumpet. On the night she will perform standards and her own compositions within the jazz genre.
Date: Friday 22nd March
Entrance: 7pm- R100, including a free drink (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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