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Sunday, August 26, 2018


On August 29, 2018, at 18:00, The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present the Jazz Drum Showcase by selected 1st to 3rd year students that are prominent faces on the Durban and South African music scene.

Some of the participants include Kabelo Boy Mokhatla who has performed with the likes of Adam Glaser, Mabi Thobejane, Mandla Mlangeni and Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane and has jammed with the likes of Christian McBride and Lee Oskar at workshops. Kabelo first studied at the Moses Taiwa Molelekwa Arts Foundation.

Other participants are Siya “dragon” Xulu, Lesedi Tlholoe (whose favourite band Snarky Puppy), Phila Makhubu and Stanley Matlou who is originally from Gauteng, currently based in KwaZulu-Natal, where he is furthering his studies in music. He has played with great local and international artists such as, Feya Faku (SA), The Metro FM jazz award winner Nduduzo Makhathini (SA), Ernest Dawkins (USA), David Langley (SA), Yvette Norwood (USA), DJ QB 'Warm-days' Smith (UK) and many more.

The programme includes pieces from the students’ exam repertoire which range in style from Bebop to Big Band to Contemporary Fusion as well as compositions such as Kings Dream by Lesedi Tlholoe.

This concert is a part of a series of instrumental showcases planned over the course of the year. The next one will be the Guitar Showcase on September 12, 2018.

The Jazz Drum Showcase takes place on August 29 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 R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students).

For more information, contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email