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Monday, December 12, 2011


(Hugh Masekela)

Durban music lovers are abuzz with excitement in anticipation of hearing the stellar line-up of luminaries who will perform in The Playhouse Company’s A Tribute to Jazz Greats concert this Sunday.

Starring all-time master of the genre, the world renowned Hugh Masekela, as its headline act with Durban’s popular jazz personalities Theo Bophela, Jerry Kunene and the all-star Nqwelo Afrika Jazz Band, and South Africa’s new-generation jazz diva Siphokazi adding her own special lustre to the line-up, A Tribute to the Jazz Greats will also include the full KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Playhouse Tap Dancers swinging into action and bringing a lively physical element of rhythm and movement to the afternoon’s entertainment.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Durban with my band this weekend, particularly as we had such a great time during our last appearance in the city over the past festive season,” says multi-award-winning Masekela, South Africa’s trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornet player, composer and singer extraordinaire, who is an international legend in his own lifetime.

A Tribute to Jazz Greats takes place on December 18 at 15h00. Tickets R150 and early booking is strongly advised through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at Alternatively, book through the Playhouse Box Office on 031 369 9540 (office hours).