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Monday, October 23, 2023



Vukani Cele hosts Jazzy No.1 featuring Brenda Mtambo, Thammy Mdluli, Linda Sikhakhane, and Vk-Drive at the Bat Centre in Durban on November 4, 2023.

The musical maestro, Vukani Cele, is set to take Durban by storm as he hosts an electrifying evening of jazz at the iconic Bat Centre on November 4, 2023.10.21

This extraordinary event will showcase not only Vukani Cele and his ensemble VK-Drive but also some of South Africa's most talented artists who have ever walked on South African soil. Jazzy NO1 boasts a lineup featuring the likes of Brenda Mtambo, Thammy Mdluli, Linda Sikhakhane, and VK-Drive. This musical extravaganza promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Vukani Cele is a renowned saxophonist and composer whose music has captivated audiences worldwide. His soulful melodies and exceptional talent have made him a beloved figure in the world of jazz. Joining him on this exceptional night will be his band called VK-Drive:


Featured Artists

Brenda Mtambo, an enchanting and soul-stirring vocalist, stands as a shining star in the world of South African music. Her journey in music is a testament to resilience and unwavering passion. From her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise, Brenda has consistently pushed the boundaries of her craft, mastering a range of genres including gospel, jazz, and R&B. Her latest album titled SANE boasts hits such as Enza Kwenzeke, Bhaluyacima, Hamba Nathi, Khululeka and Mhlaba Wethu. Brendas Discography has hits such as I Love You, I Remember and Ngenelela

Thammy Mdluli, formerly acclaimed as Professor Rhythm, is a multiplatinum-selling musical virtuoso who has carved an indelible mark on the global music landscape. As a prolific producer, composer, and jazz artist, Mdluli's innovative soundscape defies boundaries, transcending genres with effortless finesse. With a bass guitar as his trusted companion, Thammy Mdluli has woven melodic tapestries that resonate with the hearts and souls of listeners worldwide. His journey through the realms of jazz is nothing short of a mesmerizing odyssey, where he explores the intricate nuances of harmony and rhythm.

Linda Sikhakhane, hailing from the vibrant township of Umlazi, South Africa, is a musical luminary whose talents have earned him acclaim and a South African Music Award nomination. As a musician, improviser, and composer - Linda's artistry transcends boundaries, weaving together the rich tapestry of South African heritage and global musical influences.

Jazzy No.1 takes place at the Bat Centre in Durban on November 4, 2023, at 17h30

Tickets: R150 at Webtickets

Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event can be purchased at Webtickets. Be sure to secure your tickets early, as this promises to be a night of music that you won't want to miss.

The BAT Centre Trust is situated at 45 Maritime Place in the Small Craft Harbour in Durban. For more information contact 031 332 0451 or visit