Joy of Jazz returns | Benoni city timetables

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The 23rd episode of Joy of Jazz will take place at the Sandton Convention Center on November 25-26.

Some of the audiences can expect to include:
• Dumza Maswana with Celebrating African Song, with pianist Andile Yenana, bassist Shane Cooper and drummer Sakhi Nompozolo, alongside reedman Sisonke Xonti with horn player Sakhile Simani and Thandeka Mfinyongo on uhadi.
• Mandisi Dyantyis.
• The group, Mahube with Music from Southern Africa, will feature saxophonist Steve Dyer (South Africa), singers Muneyi, Siya Makuzeni (South Africa), Xixel Langa (Mozambique) and mbira Hope Masike (Zimbabwe).
• Saxophonist and composer Budaza will pay tribute to Tshepo Tshola, Maleh with Leomile and Lioness.
• Gloria Bosman will lead a glorious celebration of the music and legacy of the late great matriarch of song Sibongile Khumalo.
• A tribute to Bra Johnny Mekoa will pay tribute to the great trumpet maestro and founder of the Gauteng Academy of Music and will include saxophonists Khaya Mahlangu and Mthunzi Mvubu, trumpeters Sydney Mavundla and Prince Lengoasa, trombonist Malcolm Jiyane, pianist Mongezi Conjwa and bassist Steven Mabona, as well as Hendrick Mojeki on vocals.
• Msaki and the Golden Circle.
• Charl du Plessis will feature the masterful Ziza Muftic and Thandi Ntuli.
• Thandiswa Mazwai, Brenda Mtambo Re-Framed, Press and The Gathering With Ntsika.

Festival producer Mantwa Chinoamadi-Mutsinya said, “We have chosen to use this year’s festival as a catalytic investment in nurturing local talent. Joy of Jazz has also been a central platform for the development of jazz talent for the past 23 years. As we rebuild after the pandemic hiatus, we thought it was prudent to prioritize local music and talent.

For updates, visit the social media platforms (@JoyofJazz) and the website: www.joyofjazz.co.za

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