Durban-born trumpeter, Sibusiso Mkhize, is performing several gigs in KwaZulu-Natal next week. Fans can catch him at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus in Durban at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 2 and at Seaman’s Corner, Hammarsdale (Unit 3) on Saturday, March 5.
Mkhize is a trumpet- and flugelhorn player, composer and producer from Umlazi. Now based in Johannesburg, he fell in love with music at a young age when he started playing in a marching band.
To-date he has been a part of the Standard Bank Youth Jazz Band which was led by Marcus Wyatt and Paul Hanmer in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2012 the Standard Bank Youth Band toured Sweden and featured in the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.
He has also played in bands with accomplished musicians such as Dr. Brian Thusi, Themba Mkhize UKZN Big Band and Mcoy Mrubatha to name a few.
The musician will be promoting his debut recording Sound, Love, Peace and Honesty and will be joined by Sibusiso Mkhize , Dalisu Ndlazi (bass), Sanele Phakathi (piano), Leon Sharnick (saxophones), Sbu Zondi (drums).
Speaking about his gigs, Mkhize said: “The audience can expect new breed of energy, they must be ready to open up and let go, so that the music can touch them. We will perform fresh melodies and lots of jazz, if you don’t love jazz you will start loving it.
“I have been privileged to have been exposed to a lot of sessions with different artists and bands, different sounds like classical, jazz, gospel and house music have grown me to the artist I am now.”
NEED TO KNOW
- Join Sibusiso Mkhize at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on Wednesday, March 2 at 6 pm. Doors open at 5.30 pm. Tickets R60 for general admission, R40 pensioners and R20 for students. Please contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details.
- The gig at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale takes place at 7 pm on Saturday, March 5. Tickets R30 at the door.
The Hammarsdale gig is supported by Concerts SA, Ethekwini Libraries and Heritage Department: Arts and Living Culture Section and brought to you by iSupport.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.