Enjoy a new season of smooth jazz at UKZN’s Howard College campus


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus is hosting a concert by the 5th Season Jazz band at 6pm on Wednesday, October 12.

The ethnically diverse and proudly South African Durban-based band 5th Season, will be performing in celebration of their debut album Symmetry launched in October 2015.

The album is a blend of re-arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions, and is collectively very easy listening, which will no doubt appeal to the more discerning music lover.

5th Season is currently working on their second album, which is due to be completed by the end of February 2017, as well as a special live instrumental Trio album.

Having met whilst studying jazz and popular music at UKZN back in 2010, founder members of the band, brothers Devon and Brayden Hore (drummer and bassist) teamed up with talented guitarist Mthunzi Mchunu (Mo).

The trio, with their shared passion for ballads, swing, smooth and African jazz, as well as commercial/pop with a jazz element, have establishing themselves as a go-to-band in KZN under the name 5th Season (meaning an exciting and new season in music), and have travelled the province since, exposing their talents at various functions.


Expect to hear 5th Season play a wide variety of well-known jazz standards and contemporary tunes as well as original compositions.

Their debut album will be available on the night. You may listen to samples of the band’s music, and buy it by visiting their website http://www.5thseasonjazz.co.za or http://www.facebook.com/5thSeasonJazzBand/

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is on level 2 of the Shepstone Building. Doors open at 5.30pm. Admission is R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 for students). Inquiries: Thuli at 031 2603385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za


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