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Thursday, July 16, 2015


(Simthandile Mtolo)

Jazz songstress Simthandile Mtolo will perform beautiful soulful melodies at the Jazzy Rainbow on July 18.

Mtolo is well embedded in the creative industry, and not just as a jazz singer, but as an actress, visual artist, events co-ordinator and arts business entrepreneur. She has appeared on the stages of The Durban ICC, The Playhouse and Grahamstown National Arts Festival stages and her own productions and projects have been staged in places ranging from the Catalina Theatre, The Bat Centre, and a range of other prestige venues such as the Hilton Hotel, and The DuBoirs for private, more coincided work.

Mtolo additionally owns and runs Ebonygypsy Arts, which is a Durban based multi-disciplinary arts business which engages in the prospect of arts development, industry management and the creative business structure. She does corporate work, private events and often collaborates with her family.

Recently, she appeared in a hair product television commercial and took part in Idols Season 10, where she made it to the group sessions in Sun City.

“I don’t really get a lot of opportunity to do public performances, and am thrilled to tackle the splendour and technique it takes to master an Esperanza Spalding number as a cover,” she says.

Mtolo often focuses on South African contemporary soul and jazz in her performances, but is promising her audience to expose her international interests this time. “I’m going to try out a bit of some Chrissette Michelle and some Nina Simone.

The performance takes place at The Jazzy Rainbow on July 18. Doors will open at 19h00. Tickets R80 include a free drink; compliments of the venue. The evening is set to end at 23h00. For bookings, or more information contact 031 303 8398.