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Tuesday, September 13, 2016


The Centre for Jazz and Popular music will present the Blvck Crystals at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on September 21.

The Blvck Crystals are a Durban based band, the core band consists of pianist Jaedon Daniel, drummer Jude Kenrick, bassist Dalisu Ndlazi, guitarist Nick Pitman and saxophonist Nokwanda Nkala. On occasion, the band features two vocalists from Durban and two rappers from Cape Town.

Blvck Crystals’ sound is based on jazz and hip-hop. Each member brings their own flavour to the music. A large number of the repertoire is original material alongside a few covers.

Most of the band members are currently studying at UKZN School of the Arts. The band recently completed a highly successful Cape Town tour in July which took the band to higher levels. The tour successfully bonded and increased the chemistry between the band members musically and off the stage as well.

“Our goal is to platform new and fresh sounds while portraying the origins of other music genres. Our musical journey has just begun and we can't wait for what the future holds,” explains Jaedon Daniel.

Join The Blvck Crystals at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on September 21 at 18h00. Doors open at 17h30. General admission R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 students).

For more information, contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email