Vuyo Mjindi Sextet at The Jazzy Rainbow

Sat 14 January 

This performance by the Vuyo Mjindi 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 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 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. “

Vuyolwethu Mjindi (Vuyo Mjindi) born in the Eastern Cape, is a pianist/writer and arranger in the South African music society. He is currently studying music at the University of Kwazulu Natal under the teachings of Burton Naidoo, Neil Gonsalves and Sibusiso Masheloane. He started playing the Keyboards at the age of 14years in church and that grew into Learning Jazz and improvised music. He then had great chances to play in a number of big stages such the Grahamstown Arts festival, Ugu Jazz festival and many more. He shared the stage with Jimmy Dludlu. He also worked with great artists like Sibongile Khumalo, Camagwini and Asanda Mqiki.

His music is based around Jazz and improvised music, which has transcended to new harmonic expression while his music is still developing. His own compositions are influenced and a response to the great Jazz musicians Keith Jarret, Kenny Barron and Moses Molelekwa. Vuyo on Piano will be accompanied by Bassist Philani Ngidi, Zolani Rhafuza on drums, GuitaristNick Pitman and saxophonist Phumlani Mtiti.

Entrance 19:00
Entrance fee R40 including a free drink for students with a valid id (T&C)

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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