Pianist / Composer Mash embarks on new musical adventure

Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane presents his 7-track recording project “Amanz’ Olwandle” with a concert series in Durban and Johannesburg.

With his catchy, self-written compositions that always aim to blur the line between jazz and other genres Mash is quickly winning the hearts and minds of a large public. He and his band have played not only the main stages of the KwaZulu-Natal circuit, but also many major jazz festivals and his live performances take him as far as USA. As a pianist he has appeared with many different groups around the world and has also initiated projects of his own. Having obtained his Masters degree in Jazz Performance and graduating Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal his aim is to become an integral part of the South African and international jazz scene. Mash plans to release a seven-track album every year for the next seven years starting with this first release.

Mash’s debut record “Amanz’ Olwandle” is an accrual and reflection of every music experience he has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. It is a melting pot of fresh instrumental and vocal pieces that ooze with bold Afrocentric and contemporary rhythms, sweet melodies and soulful harmonies. This record is a must for anyone who appreciates African, Spiritual, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Lounge and even sophisticated House music. He has worked with a range of recognised vocalists and instrumentalists, such as Nick Pitman, Zoe The Seed, Xolisa Dlamini and Paras Dlamini.

For the first two performances his band will comprise of Riley Giandhari on drums, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass, Nic Pitman on guitar, Linda Sikhakane on saxophone and Zoetheseed on vocals.

“For this launch tour people can expect to hear the many different faces from the album, without compromising the sound that I have created to be my own” says Mash.

Tuesday 21 February – The Orbit – Home of Jazz
Doors open 8.00pm
Tickets: R100
Bookings: 011- 339 6645 or info@theorbit.co.za
81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Wednesday 22 February – Centre for Jazz & Popular Music UKZN
Doors open 6.30pm
Tickets: R70 // R45 pensioners // R20 students
Bookings: 031-260 3385
The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2 Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus, Durban.

In April Mash will be performing at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale, Luthuli Museum in Groutville and Rainbow Restaurant in Pine Town, performance details to be announced.

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