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Monday, May 13, 2019


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present The Bass Showcase on May 22, 2019.

This show will feature the Jazz bass students from first, second and third year of the School of Arts (Music) programme. They will present original works by the participants and well as well-loved standards and covers.

Blessing Thwala will play his own composition as well as Indibano by Skokiana. Solomon Riba will perform Yakhalinkomo by Winston Mankunku Ngozi and Lonely Heart by Ernie Smith

Freeman Gumede started his arts career in 2012 when he joined the K-Cap- Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in KwaMashu. This is where he met his first bass teacher Talente Mzukulu Mbatha. In 2013, he joined an entertainment company called B5 Entertainment founded by Scelo Gowane among others which collaborated with well-known artists such as Nancy C & Riky Rick. He will perform Leni’s smile by Mike Stern Joy Spring (Standard) - with a snippet of Clifford Brown Solo transcription.

This concert is a part of a series of showcases that run over the course of the year.

The Bass Showcase will take place on May 22 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).

Contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email for more details