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Sunday, May 27, 2018


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present A Bass Showcase on May 30, 2018.

This show will feature the Jazz bass students from the foundation programme, as well as first, second and third year students of the School of Arts (Music) programme.

They will be presenting original works by the participants and well as much-loved standards and covers. The participants for the evening include Charles Mdakane, Solomon Riba, Freeman Gumede who will play Au Privave with Charlie Parker's transcription No.1", and a composition. Giyani Shangase, Blessing Thwala and more.

Solomon King Riba is from Limpopo and is currently a student studying towards obtaining a Bachelor Of Art(music) degree in jazz and popular music at University of KwaZulu-Natal. His first musical tuition he attended was in 2007 at Music Afrika Program under Tom Toomey partnership with Mathew Matebane.

This concert will be the second to last in a series of instrumental showcases that run over the course of the year.

A Bass Showcase takes place at 18h00 on May 30, 2018, (doors open at 17h30), at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students). Contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email for more details