FEYA Faku and friends are performing at Niki’s Oasis, 138 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, at 8 pm on April 29. Tickets R100.
Faku Fezile was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, a town often referred to as a Jazz Academy that brought forth a great number of jazz musicians.This accomplished musician studied music at University of KwaZulu-Natal with Darius Bareback and graduated with a University Diploma in Jazz Studies.
He has performed with a Great number of South African musician legends- From Barney Rachabane, Thandie Classen, Duke Makasi, Pat Matshikiza, Basel Coetzee, Winston ‘Mankunku’ Ngozi And Bheki Mseleku to Abdullah Ibrahim.
For several years he has been working with Paul van Kemenade Quintet in the Netherlands and in April 2006 he spent a two-months’ residency programme in Switzerland teaching and performing with the Swiss-South African Quintet which he co-leads with the legendary Makhaya Ntshoko.
Has also worked with great international musicians like Dave Young, Gustavo Begalli, Larry Ridley, Colin Vallon, Andy Sherrer, Paul van Kemenade, Eric van der Western, Brice Wassy, Malcom Braff, Samuel Blaser, Frederic Ljungkvist, Paul Hanmmer, Mcoy Mrubata, to name just a few.