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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


New York based saxophonist Salim Washington will perform at the Rainbow Restaurant on August 14.

He last performed at the Rainbow in 2009 whilst in Durban for a teaching stint at the UKZN Music School and a couple of weeks ago, did a couple of impromptu numbers at the venue’s Sunday afternoon jam session.

Washington is in the middle of a six-week working holiday in Southern Africa and has rehearsed a good line-up of musicians from UKZN. The full band and instrumentation is as follows: Salim Washington (tenor sax, flute and oboe); Leon Scharnick (tenor sax and flute); Sakhile Simani (trumpet); Nondumiso Shezi (vocals); Neil Gonsalves (piano); Ildo Nandja (bass guitar) and S'bu Zondi (drums).

The performance takes place on August14. Doors open at 13h00. Tickets R30. The Rainbow Restaurant Estd 1981 is situated at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. More information on 031 702 9161 or 083 463 8044 or email: or visit