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Thursday, March 14, 2019


(Zintle Msane)

A performance by Zintle Msane at The Jazzy Rainbow on March 15, 2019, is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

Zintle Msane, born in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal, is a young, talented songstress and adept saxophonist. She began her music journey at a tender age at Umlazi Comtech high school, led by Xolani Hlongwa who has produced artists such as Sanele Phakathi, Dalisu Ndlazi, Neo Dube and many more. She is continuing her music studies at Howard College UKZN, studying saxophone under Salim Washington.

Msane has performed at multiple Jazz festivals- Umlazi Jazz Festival, Imbokodo Jazz Festival and more. She also appeared at the Jazz Expression and has sung on Ukhozi FM and Khaya FM. She had the privilege to work with Africa Mkhize and the Big Band for the Tribute to Bheki Mseleku, as well as Salim Washington, Philani Ngidi, The Afro Divas, Xolisa Dlamini, Burton Naidoo and others. She draws inspiration from many of her favorite vocalists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Jazzmeia Horn, Anita O'day and Diana Reeves. Her favourite saxophonists are John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Dexter Gordon and Kirk Whalum.

At The Jazzy Rainbow, she will perform music out of the jazz genre, accompanied by a highly talented band consisting of Sanele Phakathi on piano, Dalisu Ndlazi on double bass, Kabelo Boy Mokhatla on drums, Sinalo Zulu on trumpet and Siyalo Zulu on trombone.

The performance takes place on March 15, 2019, at 19h00. Entrance R50, including a free drink for students only (T&C). Booking on 031 303 8398 or email

The Jazzy Rainbow is situated at 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside.