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Monday, May 18, 2015


(Salim Washington)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Salim Washington on May 20.

Salim Washington is a highly accomplished jazz artist whose instruments are the tenor saxophone, flute, and oboe. The Harvard University PhD is a scholar and an in-demand lecturer as well as a composer and an arranger.

In 2013, he became a full-time professor in the Music Department at UKZN. While based in USA, Washington performed with many of New York’s finest musicians. He continues to be a committed teacher, writer, speaker and performer in numerous solo, group and ensemble projects.

With Salim Washington on saxophones, the band comprises Neil Gonsalves (piano), Dalisu Ndlazi (bass), Sbu Zondi (drums), Bethuel Tshoane (guitar), Nokwanda Nkala (alto sax) Leon Scharnick (alto sax, Sanele Qwabe (tuba), Ildo Nandja (cow bell), John Drace (congas) Zama Khuzwayo, Ayanda Thango, Hlengiwe Ntombela and Kwena Ramahuta (vocals)

Catch Salim Washington on May 20 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30 and the show starts at 18h00. General admission R50 (R30 pensioners / R15 students). For more details contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email