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Sunday, January 20, 2019


(Sanele Phakathi)

In association with Concerts SA, Artizen Lounge, Luthuli Museum and iSupport Music Business presents two concerts by pianist and composer Sanele Phakathi. Phakathi and his band will be performing in KwaMashu on January 27 and in Groutville on February 1.

Umlazi born Sanele Phakathi is a contemporary singer and pianist. He is widely known for playing the piano/keys for some of South Africa’s well-known and celebrated jazz musicians such as Mbuso Mbusuyeza Khoza, Xolisa Roro Gqoli-Dlamini, Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Philani Ngidi, to name a few. He started playing the piano at the age of 17 and his personal sound bears reference to the sound of yesteryear soul and jazz legends he refers to as his musical inspirations - such as George Benson, Al Jarreau, Bheki Mseleku, Keith Jarret and Oscar Peterson.

Phakathi and his band, The Sanele Phakathi Quintet, are currently performing at a variety of venues in and around Durban.

Alongside Phakathi are: Leon Scharnick on saxophone, Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass guitar, Sbu Zondi on drums, Siyalo Zulu on trombone and Zoe The Seed on vocals.

This concert is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium-sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. workshops at schools. Follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at .

Performances take place as follows:

January 27 from 17h00 until late: Artizen Lounge, KwaMashu. Tickets R50 at the door // R100 per cooler box

February 1 at 18h00: Luthuli Museum, Groutville. Tickets R30 at the door