Saturday 6 May
This performance by the Sihle Nkomo Sextet 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 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. “
Sihle Nkomo is a born and bred Durbanite bass player from Umlazi, whose early influences of listening to jazz have spurred her to pursue her passion in jazz music in high school under the mentorship of Xolani Hlongwa, who was adamant about the switch from playing lead guitar to bass.
Currently, she studies music at the UKZN with George Mari as her lecturer. She has performed at numerous venues; highlights include performances at Ukhozi FM, the Bat Centre and Moses Mabhida People’s Park. Sihle will perform International and African jazz standards from her favourite jazz artists and will also showcase some of her own jazz compositions. She is accompanied by Lebo Lequoa (piano), Stanley Matlou (drums), Zinhle Msani (vocals), Siyalo Zulu (trombone), and Mvelo Khumalo (trumpet).
The Jazzy Rainbow 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road 4001 Morningside
Saturday 6 May- entrance 7pm
Entrance fee 40 Rand including a free drink for students (T&C)
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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