UKZN Ensemble & The Durban Music School Band at The Jazzy Rainbow

Sunday 4th June
This performance by the UKZN Ensemble & The Durban Music School Band 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. “
The double concert of the two student bands from different music schools is arranged by Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane, who also teaches the performing senior students from UKZN and the Durban Music School. Mashiloane indicates that this concert is not a once off project, but a crusade that has a long-term view of conscientising Africans about the value of their own works and aims to breed a new, decolonised generation of musicians, music collectors and live music audiences who will pride themselves in their own African heritage.
The theme of the show is “South African Composers” with beautiful compositions like Motsumi by Tutu Puoane & Ewout Pierreux, Sangare by Thandi Ntuli, Tembisa The People by Sydney Mnisi and many more are played by the UKZN Ensemble and Out Of The Blue by Thuto Motsemme, Waltz For Trane by Nduduzo Makhathini, Oneirology by Sisa Sopazi and others showcased by the Durban Music School students. We can look forward to some great music for our chilled, late Sunday afternoon #JazzyStraightAhead concert.
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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Date: Sunday 4th June
Entrance: 5pm
Entrance fee: R40 including a free drink for students (T&C)
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email
The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside

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