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Tuesday, October 2, 2018


On Wednesday October 3, 2018, the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present The Brass Showcase.

The Brass Showcase will feature the UKZN Big Band which features a programme that ranges from classic and student arrangements of contemporary music. The Big Band have also played arrangements by John Kordalewski of the legendary Ndikho Xaba’s music such as Mad Mad, Nomusa and Moon Gemini. These arrangements are imaginative, modern, sophisticated, highly technical and supremely musical all at once.

The UKZN Big BAND is growing in size and has truly instilled confidence in the younger players of the Band. Players include Obankeng Thamage and Tazzlo Jacobs on piano/keyboard. Stanley Matlou and Phila Makhubu on drums. Blessing Thwala on bass. Curt Rix, Phuti Mofakeng, Sinalo Zul and, Mondli Gcaba on trumpets.

The band also features Simone Van Niekerk, Nwabisa Kheswa, Zintle Msane and Tseleng Mokhatla on saxophones. Siyalo Zulu, Kgethi Nkotsi and Mthunzi Mkize on trombones. Nombusoi Ratsha, Nomthandazo Madiya and Menzi Cele on vocals.

Also participating with their ensembles will be Siyalo Zulu and Kgethi Nkotsi as well as Sinalo Zulu who will perform Like that all by Christian Scott.

The Brass Showcase takes place at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on October 3, 2018, at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) General admission R80 for general admission (R50 pensioners, R25 students).

For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email