Vuyo Mjindi Quintet will be at The Jazzy Rainbow as part of their Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster love and support for live music in our communities and anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Durban’s longest-running jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and is following up with the same concept in 2017. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “
Vuyolwethu Mjindi (Vuyo Mjindi) born in the Eastern Cape, is a pianist/writer and arranger in the South African music society. He is currently studying music at the University of Kwazulu Natal under the teachings of Burton Naidoo, Neil Gonsalves and Sibusiso Masheloane.
He started playing the Keyboards at the age of 14 years in church and that grew into Learning Jazz and improvised music. He then had great chances to play in a number of big stages such the Grahamstown Arts festival, Ugu Jazz festival and many more. He shared the stage with Jimmy Dludlu. He also worked with great artists like Sibongile Khumalo, Camagwini and Asanda Mqiki.
His music is based around Jazz and improvised music, which has transcended to new harmonic expression while his music is still developing. His own compositions are influenced and a response to the great Jazz musicians Keith Jarret, Kenny Barron and Moses Molelekwa. Vuyo on Piano will be accompanied by Bassist Philani Ngidi, Zolani Rhafuza on drums, GuitaristNick Pitman and saxophonist Phumlani Mtiti.
Bass-Philani Ngidi, Drums-Zolani Rhafuza, Piano-Vuyo Mjindi, Guitar-Nick Pitman, Sax-Phumlani Mtiti.
Date: 14th January 2017 – Saturday
Time: 19:00 till 23:00
Entrance Fee: R40
Venue: The Jazzy Rainbow
Contact no: 031 303 8398
Address: 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa