Saturday 28 April
The Rainbow Restaurant, in proud partnership with Concerts SA, presents New Age Offering on Saturday 28th April.
After successfully making the selection for the 2017 Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band, New Age Offering is an octet of talented young jazz musicians from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
The band comprises graduates and final year students from the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town and Tshwane: Dalisu Ndlazi – Bass, Nick Pitman – Guitar, Zibusiso Makhathini – Piano, Tsiamo Nkoane – Drums, Muneeb Hermans – Trumpet, Thami Mahlangu – Tenor Saxophone, Godfrey Mntambo – Alto Saxophone, Daniel Van Der Walt – Vocals, all majoring or having majored in their respective instruments.
Although the band was formed through the National Youth Jazz Band, the members have always admired each other as young artists. The opportunity to collaborate has been a highlight of their participation in the National festival, especially for members such as Dalisu Ndlazi and Thami Mahlangu who have made the selection for 3 consecutive years. As the National Band, they headlined the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and Joy of Jazz, performing original music. They have since made their debut performance as an independent collective at The Orbit in Johannesburg and are now touring nationally, with international tours in the pipeline.
The band’s sound is founded on influences they draw from traditions of jazz and modern sounds. Originating from different cities across South Africa, there are also compositions representative of the sounds of their home towns. These young jazz musicians have been under the mentorship of great South African jazz musicians and lecturers. They have performed internationally with various ensembles and participated in exchange programmes with universities abroad.
The repertoire is a representation of their journey, experiences, and knowledge acquired through music at the dawn of their careers. With this collaboration they aim to join the community of young musicians producing music that can reach wider audiences.
DATE: Saturday 28 April
VENUE: Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown
For booking enquiries please contact us: 031 702 9161
This showcase is a partnership program between The Rainbow Restaurant and Concerts SA, as 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.
The Rainbow is the oldest live music venue in Kwazulu-Natal. A space known for its live performance and atmosphere, it has a rich musical and political history, having been at the forefront of cultural activism during the apartheid years.
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. Follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA.
New Age Offering @ The Rainbow
Saturday 28 April