Versatile Saxophonist Thami Mahlangu Entertains In KwaZulu-Natal

In association with Concerts SA, Luthuli Museum and Artizen Lounge, iSupport Music Business presents saxophone player Thami Mahlangu at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville on Friday 7 December 2018 and at Artizen Lounge in KwaMashu on Sunday 9 December 2018.
Tembisa-born Mahlangu will present a buzzing line-up. Joining him on stage will be Zibusiso Makhathini on keys, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass, Riley Giandhari on drums and Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet.
“I am an “every genre” type of horn player that is very much influenced by what is around me. People can expect nothing but the truth when they hear me play. My music comes from the bottom of my heart” says Mahlangu. “I am planning to portray my versatility, reflecting all my life stories through the music I will play during this tour.”
Thami Peace Mahlangu started playing music at church- initially the trumpet at age 12. In 2007, aged 14, he was introduced clarinet and saxophone at the Moses Taiwa Molelekwa Art Foundation, where his talent was discovered and nurtured. He became part of the MTMAF band called Taiwa Jazz band (2008 until 2012) and played with famous percussionist Poncho Sanchez at a workshop held in Johannesburg at Moses Molelekwa Art Centre by the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.
Mahlangu has shared stages with an impressive list of well-known musicians such as Hugh Masekela, Feya Faku, McCoy Mrubata, Zim Ngqawana, Sydney Mnisi, Boney Rachabane, Zonke, Lira, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbuli, Concord Nkabinde, Carlo Mombelli, Paul Hanmer, Khaya Mahlangu, Sydney Mavundla, Thandi Ntuli, Bejamin Jephta, Kwesta, Dj Black Coffee, Shimza, Monique Bingham, Zakes Bantwini and Kelly Khumalo. In 2015/16 and 2017 he was nominated to be part of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band under the leadership of Concord Nkabinde, Carlo Mombelli and Buddy Wells. He has a Diploma in Popular Music and Jazz and is currently doing his B-tech at Tshwane University of Technology.
This concert is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that 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. 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
Events Listing:
Friday 7 December
Luthuli Museum- 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville
6pm- tickets R30 at the door
More information: 083 3372518
Sunday 9 December
Artizen Restaurant & Lounge, 33 106535 Street, KwaMashu
3pm- free entrance | cooler boxes free before 7pm

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