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Thursday, October 10, 2019


(Kabelo Boy Mokhatla)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present the Jazz Drum showcase by selected UKZN Jazz Drum students and who are prominent faces on the Durban and South African music scene on October 16, 2019.

The participants include Tembisa-born Kabelo Boy Mokhatla who has performed with the likes of Adam Glaser, Mabi Thobejane, Mandla Mlangeni, Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane and has jammed with the likes of Christian McBride and Lee Oskar. He has performed in various festivals.

Mokhatla first studied at the Moses Taiwa Molelekwa Arts Foundation before UKZN. He is the 2019 Standard Bank Youth Band drummer and has recently performed at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.

He will present two tunes, one by professor Salim Washington titled Oshun and an original piece. He will be joined by Thabo Sikhakhane (trumpet), Salim Washington (saxophone), Nokwanda Nkala (tenor saxophone), Andile Mosia (voice), Sibusiso Shabalala (piano), Giyane Shangase (upright bass), and Samkelo Chamane (guitar).

Other participants include Phila Makhubo, Athenkosi Gcingca and Skhulile Sibisi who will present a well-loved Jazz standard called What Is This Thing Called Love? and a drum and bass improvisation.

This concert is the last Trios gig for the year, and the last of a series of instrumental showcases that took place over the course of the year. All proceeds go to the Ronnie Madonsela Scholarship.

The Jazz Drum Showcase takes place at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on October 16 at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students).

Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email for more details