@ The Jazzy Rainbow
Friday 7 June
The Jazzy Rainbow, part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which fosters love and support for live music in our communities, presents trombonist and composer Siyalo Zulu at The Jazzy Rainbow on Friday 7 June.
Originally from Pietermaritzburg, Zulu has taken the opportunity to play music with various bands within the Durban music scene, like The KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band, The University of KwaZulu-Natal Big Band, The Nomkhubulwane Experience Band, AfroGong and many more. He is a versatile musician covering a variety of genres such as jazz, classical, gospel, house, hip-hop and Afro music. Well-known artists Zulu has had the pleasure to perform with include Themba Mkhize, Khaya Mahlangu, Africa Mkhize, Salim Washington, Themba Mokoena and Vusi Mahlasela.
After finishing matric at Alexandra high School, Siyalo Zulu was accepted to study music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also a jazz/classical music student at the Durban Music School under the tutelage of piano maestro Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane and Christoph Spies.
Zulu is excited to be showcasing mainly his own compositions out of the jazz genre and this concert will be a brief summary of the different aspects of music that he has been exposed to in his 20 years.
The line-up: Siyalo Zulu- trombone, Thabo Sikhakhane- trumpet, Sbonelo Nxumalo- piano, Dalisu Ndlazi- double bass, Kabelo “Boyi” Mokhatla- drums.
Date: Friday 7 June
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 jazzyrainbow@mweb.co.za
Durban’s 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. Follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA