Wonderful Jazz Offerings during November
Feya Faku – 6 Nov
Trumpet/flugel horn player Feya Faku was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. He studied informally with some of the great jazzmen of the sixties and seventies. Feya has travelled the world collaborating and making music with some of the greatest musicians in the jazz world. He will be on stage at The Fringe at Joburg Theatre for a once off performance on Saturday 6 Nov.
Zim Ngqawana – 13 Nov
Zim Ngqawana is one of an increasing number of South African musicians in the genre of jazz, who have managed to marry both experiences of lived jazz, as well as the formal school of jazz, to produce a kind of jazz sound that is durable, South African and yet combines elements of world music into the repertoire. Regarded as a towering legend on the local jazz scene, Ngqawana has a solid following both in the country and internationally. A multi-instrumentalist, Zim is proficient on horns of all kinds (alto, tenor and baritone sax), flute, piccolo, harmonica, bells and whistles as well as melodica and piano. Add to this his gut-wrenching vocal timbre, spicing some of his tracks with sparse chants and choruses, and you have an amazing combination of diverse elements to drive fans wild.
Mc Coy Mrubata – 20 Nov
Both Saxophonist and flute player, Reedman McCoy Mrubata grew up with the sounds of African music: the soulful hymns of the Zion Church, the chants & rhythms of traditional healers and the brassy jive of the Merry Macs band who rehearsed opposite his home. He has incorporated these influences in to his own unique style and has become a fan favourite at jazz festivals all over.
WHEN: from 6th November 2010
WHERE: The Fringe at the Joburg Theatre complex, Loveday Street,
HOW: Book at Computicket or for discounted prices on groups of 10+ contact Happiness: 011-877-6853 / firstname.lastname@example.org,