August is the last month of winter, as we anticipate the arrival of warmer weather. Gluhwein & Jazz is a winter jazz series held in the Diamond Lil’s, at Windmill Casino. 26th August, welcome Nduduzo Makhathini to close the season.
Every generation has its own leading lights. For the current generation of South African young jazz musicians, pianist, and composer, Nduduzo Makhathini stands as a key torchbearer. It’s useful to note the refreshing virtuosity with which the 35 years old jazzman articulates a decidedly spiritual vision of the world with the piano, and his compositional clarity. Makhathini plays with a bright lyricism and a full sound pallet that gives him a markedly wide melodic vocabulary. His music is as open as it is invigorating. Makhathini commands the sort of remarkable talent and thematic focus that posits him among an illustrious pantheon of forebears. The late jazz pianist, Bheki Mseleku comes to mind as a musical stylist and visionary who sets a lofty precedence. Their music shares a comparative searching sensibility along with a keen spiritual focus.
Promoter Lesley Jennings, has partnered with Windmill Casino and Sonique Productions to host Nduduzo and his band in Bloemfontein, on Sunday, 26 August 2018, doors open at 2pm. Lesley has produced jazz experiences for local audiences over the years through concerts such as Jazz Evenings, Jazz on the Lawn and she guarantees to deliver a concert experience to surprise and delight audience and artists alike. This show promises to be an exceptional jazz experience, he will be joined by some of South Africa’s finest musicians:
Ndabo Zulu Trumpet
Linda Sikhakhane Saxophone
Ayanda Sikade Drums
Thuto Motsemme Saxophone
Tickets are available on Quicket, R80 Pre‐Sold, R120 cash at the door. For any additional queries please contact Lesley at email@example.com or 073 300 9967.