(Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane. Pic by Simanga Zondo)
Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane presents his 7-track recording project Amanz’ Olwandle with a concert series in KwaZulu Natal and Johannesburg.
With his catchy, self-written compositions that always aim to blur the line between jazz and other genres Mash is quick in winning the hearts and minds of a large public. He and his band played not only the main stages of the KwaZulu-Natal circuit, but also many major jazz festivals and his live performances brought him as far as USA.
As a pianist, he appeared with many different groups around the world and was initiating projects of his own. After getting his Masters degree in Jazz Performance and graduating Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, his aim is now to become an integral part of the South African and international jazz scene. Mash plans to release a seven-track album every year for the next seven years starting with this first release.
Mash’s debut record Amanz' Olwandle is an accrual and reflection of every music experience he has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. It is a melting pot of fresh instrumental and vocal pieces that ooze with bold Afrocentric and contemporary rhythms, sweet melodies and soulful harmonies. This record is a must for anyone who appreciates African, Spiritual, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Lounge and even sophisticated House music. He has worked with a range of recognised vocalists and instrumentalists, such as Nick Pitman, Zoe The Seed, Xolisa Dlamini and Paras Dlamini.
For the first two performances his band will comprise Riley Giandhari on drums, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass, Nic Pitman on guitar, Linda Sikhakane on saxophone and Zoetheseed on vocals.
Mash will perform on February 22 at the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music at UKZN. Doors open 18 18h30. Tickets R70 (R45 pensioners and R20 students). For more information contact 031 260 3385.
The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2 Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus, Durban
(In April, Mash will perform at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale, Luthuli Museum in Groutville and Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown)