Lindi Ngonelo Quintet at The Jazzy Rainbow

Saturday 18th February

This performance by the Lindi Ngonelo Quintet 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. “

Lindelwe Lindi Ngonelo was born in 1986 in Durban and started playing piano at the age of 12 when her parents started a church. In April 2013 she graduated with a Bachelor or Practical Music Honours from the University of Kwazulu-Natal where she studied under Mr. Neil Gonsalves, majoring in Jazz Performance. Ngonelo is a versatile pianist whose music compromises strong elements of jazz, and ventures into different time signatures and textures.

Ngonelo is strongly influenced by the likes of the late Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, the late Bheki Mseleku, Nduduzo Makhathini, Themba Mkhize, Robert Glasper, the late George Duke, Michel Camilo, Cyrus Chestnut, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Roy Hargrove, Richard Bona, Christian McBride and Marcus Wyatt. She believes these musicians have helped her find her own direction, carve her path and solidify her identity as a musician. Ngonelo is making a name for herself as a pianist, with some newspaper publications referring to her piano playing as ‘listening to humming birds on a spring morning’. She said of her chosen genre: “Jazz is fundamental to all genres of music. I love arranging”.

Lindi Ngonelo will be accompanied by Sbu Zondi on drums, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass, Mxolisis- tenor saxophone and Siyanda Zulu- trumpet.

Saturday 18th February
Time: 7pm
Entrance fee R70 including a free drink (T&C, ID required)

Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email
The Jazzy Rainbow 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road 4001 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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