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Sunday, June 4, 2017


#JazzyStraightAhead is very special project, happening today, Sunday June 4, at The Jazzy Rainbow.

Dubbed “The South African Composer” Concert, it is a live performance by a big band comprising of music students from the University of KZN and Durban Music School who are under the direction of Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane. This ensemble will be performing some of the finest music composed by both South African seasoned and prominent young composers. The repertoire will include the music of Sydney Mnisi, Nduduzo Makhathini, Sisa Sopazi, Tutu Puoane/Ewout Pierreux, Thutho Motsemme, Thandi Ntuli and many more.

Mashiloane, who is the music director of this project, indicates that this concert is not a once off project, but a crusade that has a long-term view of conscientising Africans about the value of their own works and aims to breed a new decolonised generation of musicians, music collectors and live music audiences who will pride themselves about their own African heritage.

This performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Durban’s longest-running jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and is following up with the same concept in 2017. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “

Look forward to some great music for a chilled Sunday late afternoon.

The #JazzyStraightAhead concert takes place today (June 4) at 17h00 at The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road in Morningside, Durban.

Entrance fee R40 includes a free drink for students (T&C) Bookings through 031 303 8398 or email