UKZN students showcase their music at the Centre for Jazz

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus is hosting the Pre-recitals preview concert at 6pm on Wednesday, October 19.

The candidates are Bachelor of Practical Music recital students: Siyanda Zulu (trumpet), Xolisa Dlamini (voice) and Lucky Swele (guitar) and Bachelor of Music student Zibusiso Makhathini (piano).

Siyanda “SLASH” Zulu, a trumpeter from Kwadukuza, is a part of Tutti, a band that plays a regular Sunday afternoon gig at Mamas Just Jazzin in Durban North. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger.

Xolisa Dlamini is a talented vocalist and recorded artist. She is South African Music Award nominee for her first album Times and has recorded with various artists in South Africa (including Selaelo Selota).

Lucky Swele grew up in Limpopo and loves mbaqanga music. He is a part of a trio, Ubuciko the Art, that fuses spoken word/poetry and music.

Arranger, composer and pianist Zibusiso Makhathini will doing three tunes on the night, two originals and a tune by Benny Golsen.

Expect to hear compositions by as well as arrangements by the participants. In addition, they will debut some of the material they intend performing on their recitals.

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is on level 2 of the Shepstone Building. Doors open at 5.30pm. Tickets R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 for students). Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details.

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