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Sunday, August 13, 2017


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present the Brass showcase and UKZN Big Band showcase on August 16.

The UKZN Big band is directed by Burton Naidoo. The members are Riley Giandhari (drums), Micale Madurai (bass), Nick Pitman (guitar), Jaedon Daniel (piano/keys), Mlungisi Goge (piano/keys), Phuti Mofokeng (trumpet), Sinalo Zulu (trumpet), Kgethi Nkotsi (trombone), Siyalo Zulu (trombone), Pumlani Mtiti (tenor sax), Tseleng Mokhatla (tenor sax), Simone van Niekerk (alto sax), Nwabisa Kheswa (alto sax), Nosihe Zulu (vocals), Nombuso Ratsha (vocals).

The UKZN Big Band 2017 repertoire focuses on House Music. House Music is a form of electronic music that has taken the world by storm since the 1980s. Created by DJ's for the growing party culture House Music has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon loved by the youth and the youthful at heart. It is characterised by its 'four to the floor', groove and minimalistic harmonic and melodic sequences.

The UKZN Big Band House Performance focuses more on African House Music such as Micasa, Davido and Black Coffee. The repertoire features arrangements by UKZN Students Phumlani Mtiti, Riley Giandhari, and Sinalo Zulu.

The performance promises to get you dancing ....

Join the Brass showcase on August 16 at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus

General admission R70 (R45 pensioners, R20 students). For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email