Saturday 21 April
This performance by Two Thekwini Bones 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.
Two Thekwini Bones is a quintet ensemble project, recently started by Kgethi Nkotsi. The aim of this project is to expose the trombone’s full capabilities. “Most times the trombone is seen as a backing instrument and not so much as a leading instrument in a band” says Nkotsi. “This project is a tribute to all who have paved the way for trombonists”.
The entire band is currently studying music at UKZN. The band members are Siyalo Zulu and Kgethi Nkotsi on trombone, Boy Mokhatla on drums, Zibusiso Makhathini- piano- and Sihle Yende on bass. The concert at the Jazzy Rainbow will be their first as the Two Thekwini Bones project and the band will play music from an album called Two Bones by Curtis Fuller, known as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and a major post-bop stylist on trombone with remarkable techniques, including wide-octave leaps and whiplash phrases delivered in a relaxed manner.
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.
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.
Date: 21 April 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Jazzy Rainbow
93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road (ex Goble Road), Morningside
Phone: 031 303 8398
‘Two Thekwini Bones’ @ The Jazzy Rainbow
Saturday 21 April