Kgethi Nkotsi Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow

Saturday 4 February

This performance by the Kgethi Nkotsi Quartet 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 longest-running jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September2016 and is following up with the same concept in 2017. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “

Kgethi Nkotsi was born and raised in Tembisa, Johannesburg. He started playing the trombone four years ago at the Moses Molelekwa Arts Foundation. Kgethi moved to Durban last year to pursue his music career further by studying music at Howard College UKZN. He was able to jam and play music  together with the people he looks up to musically like Professor Salim Washington, Neil Gonsalves, Mandla Mlangeni and Dalisu Ndlazi to name a few. Kgethi has formed a band in the meantime in his function as a Trombonist, because he got inspired by his favourite Trombonist Curtis Fuller leading a band which is rare. Kgethi will play his favourite jazz standards and some of his own compositions, while he is accompanied by Freeman Gumede on bass, Zoe Molelekwa on Piano and Stanley Matlou on drums.

Date: 4 February
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: R40 (including a free drink for students with a valid ID)
Phone: 031 303 8398

The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road (ex Goble Road), Morningside

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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