Thulile Zama Jazzes Up The Jazzy Rainbow

Friday 26 April
This performance by Thulile Zama 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.
Thulile Zama holds a BA (Music) degree and recently completed her honours in Culture, Communication and Media at UKZN. She is the lead vocalist of the successful all female contemporary jazz band Heels Over Head (best contemporary jazz nominees SAMA – 2011, Yamaha young Artist winners 2010). She also has done a series of Tributes to Mama Africa (Miriam Makeba) since 2017.
This versatile vocalist, with a wide repertoire, is well known and well-loved on the Durban jazz circuit and her talents have taken her to Hamburg, Berlin and New Orleans.
Thulile Zama has loads of passion for music and the performing arts. She has performed for Bona Magazine, Weekend Live (SABC 2), SAB, Top Billing (SABC 3), HIVAN, Camel, Glenfiddich and countless events companies and institutions. She is also a voice over artists and has been the MC for various functions in Durban and Johannesburg. Zama was a nominee (Arts, Culture and Heritage) in the 2013 Feather awards.
Joining Zama on stage are David Smith (piano), Rebekah Doty (drums) and Freeman Gumede (bass).
Date: Friday 26thApril
Entrance: 7pm- R100, including a free drink for students (T&C)
Address: The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd, Morningside
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email
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 September 2016 and is following up with the same concept up until today. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “
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. For more information please visit our website, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at

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