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Friday, April 13, 2018


(Seb Goldswain)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will welcome back Seb Goldswain on April 17 2018.

Goldswain is a South African guitarist, composer and performing artist best known for his virtuoso guitar playing and high-energy stage presence. Armed with either an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar and a Marshall stack, Goldswain has the rare ability of wowing and entertaining crowds with nothing but his original compositions, energetic performances and dazzling guitar playing. With influences like Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Zappa, and Steve Morse (all world-class guitarists/composers) he expresses the rare talent of being able to entertain a pop crowd, as well as Jazz, Rock, Blues and Heavy Metal crowds, all with his original music and masterful guitar playing.

With the arrival of his debut album Pictures of a Thousand Words, Goldswain has now taken a bold step towards establishing himself as one of the new breed of original voices in South African music. Encompassing influences from across a wide range of genres and cultures, the album is stylistically diverse, while carrying a sound throughout that is both uniquely his own, and carrying a distinct KwaZulu-Natal flavour.

Goldswain has performed internationally in countries like Austria, Greece, the UK and the United States, and has performed his original music at many of South Africa’s top music festivals including Splashy Fen, White Mountain Festival, The Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, The UNISA International Jazz Festival, The UKZN Youth Jazz Festival and the Durban International Blues Festival. He has performed alongside International star George Ezra, as well as many of South Africa’s most highly recognised artists including Ard Matthews, Matthew Mole, Beatenberg, Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Lloyd Cele, Chris Chameleon, Natalie Rungan, Kahn Morbee from The Parlotones, The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tananas, The UKZN Jazz Legacy ensemble, Madala Kunene, Derek Gripper, Nibs Van Der Spuy, Guy Buttery and Andrew Young among others.

Join Seb Goldswain on April 17, 2018, at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. General entry R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students with a student card). Doors open at 17h30 with the performance at 18h00.

For more information contact Thulile Zama on email or 031 260 3385.