Maswitsi Band Live

In Concert at The Jazzy Rainbow
Friday 10 May
This performance by the Maswitsi Band 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.
Maswitsi (Sesotho for sweets) is a quintet project created by Stanley Matlou and Kgethi Nkotsi. Maswitsi will present music composed by Kgethi and arranged by both artists for the very first time during this concert.
Kgethi Nkotsi is a versatile trombonist from Tembisa, who started playing the Trombone in 2013 at the Moses Molelekwa foundation. Nkotsi has worked with local and international musicians, performing with the likes of Billy Harper, Stefon Harris, Khaya Mahlangu and Salim Washington. Nkotsi is not only involved in the jazz scene, having also worked with the Gospel artist Takie Ndou on his latest project called Hope Arise.
Tebogo Stanley Matlou found his passion for music whilst growing up in the eastern part of Johannesburg. He was born and bred in a musical family. Matlou also learned how to play the drums at the Moses Molelekwa Arts Foundation where he was taught by Jerry ‘’Bra Monk’’ Molelekwa himself. During his time at the foundation, he got the opportunity to be part of the Taiwa Jazz Band. He has also worked with bands such as the Forest Jam Project (collaboration of Switss and South African musicians), SA ROY (vocal trio from Madagascar), Give it Horns, The New Life and Sankofa. He has also played at festivals such as The Essence Festival Durban, Standard Bank National Youth Jazz festival, Chris Hani Jazz festival, Ekurhuleni Jazz Comes Alive, Durban Bass Day festival, African Indigenous Music festival, Summer on Smash and has appeared on SABC2 Morning live, Etv Sunrise and Ukhozi FM. Matlou is currently studying jazz at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
The talented line-up: Kgethi Nkotsi- trombone, Leon Scharnick- alto saxophone, Obakeng Thamage- piano, Freeman Gumede- electric bass and Stanley Matlou- drums
Date: Friday 10 May
Entrance: 7pm- R50, including a free drink for students (T&C)
Address: The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd, Morningside
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email
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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