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Thursday, November 17, 2016


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present the 2016 Jazz Exam Recitals on November 23 2016

The candidates are Bachelor of Practical Music recital students: Siyanda Zulu (trumpet), Xolisa Dlamini (voice) and Lucky Swele (guitar).

Siyanda “SLASH” Zulu is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. He will be sharing his stage with Burton Naidoo and Sanele Phakathi (piano) Dalisu Ndlazi and Mbonisi Nhleko on (bass).

Xolisa Dlamini is a SAMA award nominee and has recorded with various artists in South Africa including Selaelo Selota. One of the tunes audiences can expect in her repertoire is In search of my heart by McCoy Turner. She will be accompanied by Sibusiso Mashiloane (piano), Philani Ngidi (bass) and Sibusiso Zondi (drums)

Lucky Swele grew up in Limpopo and loves Mbaqanga Music. Lucky Swele (guitar) will be accompanied by Ayanda Sosibo (bass); Sanele Phakathi and Zibusiso Makhathini (piano and keyboards), Stanley Matlou (drums), Nozibusiso Vezi (vocals); Phumlani Mtiti (saxophone) and Mokgethisi Nkotsi (trombone).

Expect to hear compositions by as well as arrangements by the participants

The jazz recitals take place at 18h00 on November 23 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30. Entrance is free. For more details contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email