Friday 15 March
This performance by Zintle Msane 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.
Zintle Msane, born in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal, is a young, talented songstress and adept saxophonist. She began her music journey at a tender age at Umlazi Comtech high school, led by Xolani Hlongwa who has produced artists such as Sanele Phakathi, Dalisu Ndlazi, Neo Dube and many more. She is continuing her music studies at Howard College UKZN, studying saxophone under Salim Washington.
Zintle has performed at multiple Jazz festivals- Umlazi Jazz Festival, Imbokodo Jazz Festival and more. She also appeared at the Jazz Expression and has sung on Ukhozi FM and Khaya FM. She had the privilege to work with Africa Mkhize and the Big Band for the Tribute to Bheki Mseleku, as well as Salim Washington, Philani Ngidi, The Afro Divas, Xolisa Dlamini, Burton Naidoo and others. She draws inspiration from many of her favorite vocalists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Jazzmeia Horn, Anita O’day and Diana Reeves. Her favourite saxophonists are John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Dexter Gordon and Kirk Whalum. On the night she will perform music out of the jazz genre, accompanied by a highly talented band consisting of Sanele Phakathi on piano, Dalisu Ndlazi on double bass, Kabelo Boy Mokhatla on drums, Sinalo Zulu on trumpet and Siyalo Zulu on trombone.
Date: Friday 15th March
Entrance: 7pm- R50, including a free drink for students only (T&C)
Address: The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd, Morningside
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email email@example.com
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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Zintle Msane @ The Jazzy Rainbow
Friday 15 March