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Sunday, April 19, 2020


The Centre for Jazz’s next Social Distancing Online Concert will take place on April 22, 2020. The concert will feature McCoy Mrubata, Nosihe Zulu and Musa Mashiana.

This is an exclusive broadcast of the pre-recorded concert. Tickets R30 (email

One of South Africa’s favourite saxophone players, McCoy Mrubata presents unique material from his performance at The Chairman in Durban that took place in May, 2019. It is a vibrant performance with repertoire consisting of old favourites and new songs.  Besides the South African influences, Mrubata’s new material is full of songs with beats and rhythms from North- and West Africa. Joining Mrubata on stage were an all-local line-up including Neil Gonsalves on keys, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass guitar and Riley Giandhari on drums.

Nosihe Zulu brings a mix of video’s from different performances featuring some of her older works, but also brand new compositions that are featuring in her recently released raw footage experimental MIXTAPE, which can be ordered for FREE by sending on email to The vocalist has organically grown in her artistic expressions to be an eclectic soulful power force, solidly centred in her environment to interpret and translate through songs and its imagery.

Some may liken her bold deposition in imaging to avant-garde styling of Grace Jones combined with the modern day haunting melodies of Laura Mvula. One can describe her sound as soulful and emotive, her songs are flamboyant and filled with her vibrant persona. She is drawing from classical, jazz and gospel tapestry of rhythms. This artist is known for always looking for collaborations with other artforms, such as fashion, photography and design.

Band members include Freeman Gumede (bass), Lesedi Thloloe (drums),Okay - featuring Caleb Frow on drums and Obakeng Thamage (keys).

Musa Mashiane was born in Witbank, Mpumalanga, the same town and province that gave birth to the great Hugh Masekela. So it is not surprising that he is following footsteps and soon winning hearts of many music lovers with his phenomenal vocal renditions that portray both talent and great vocal technical abilities. At only 33, this young Ndebele boy’s music oozes with maturity and sophistication. He is the voice that blends influences of African music, abstract African, funk and world. He pulls his inspiration from international singers like Victor Ntoni, Lokua Kanza, Gerald Toto, Oumou Sangare, Steve Wonder and Bobby McFerrin but delivers it in a truly original African signature .

To watch the concert there is a charge of minimum R30 and once sending the Proof of Payment, the audience will receive a link to the concert. The full contribution of the audience will go straight to the artists in an effort to support and sustain South Africa’s beloved musicians through this testing time.

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And you will receive the link before 16h00 on Wednesday.