THE CENTRE FOR JAZZ & POPULAR MUSIC (UKZN) is proud to present Bheki Khoza, on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 18:00, in the final gig for the term.

Bheki is a left handed guitarist from Umlazi. He Studied under Jackie McLean and Larry Ridley (who has played with Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver) at the University of Hartford, in USA.

Prior to studying in America, Bheki played with the African Jazz Pioneers (he composed their hit Sgaxa Mabhande ). He has performed with Sipho Gumede, Winston Mankuku Ngozi  and Victor Ntoni to name a few. His other achievements include producing Simphiwe Dana’s album One Love Movement as well as being a music director of Sophiatown, a documentary. Included among these is the sound track for the South African film Drum.

Bheki has a lot of musical influences. His grandmother played the harp and harmonica; he was enriched with traditional Zulu music. Other influences are George Benson, Philip Tabane and Alan Khwela.

Bheki Khoza heads his own quartet, which includes Mandla Zikalala (bass), Mncedisi Kupa (piano), Babes Ndamase (drums). They focus on original compositions. In 2006 they released their debut album Getting to heaven alive.

 

DATE                : Wednesday 30 May 2012

TIME                 : 18h00 (Doors opens at 17h30)

TICKETS         : (Adults R30) (Pensioners R20) (Students R10)

VENUE            : Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone bldg.

Tel                    : 031 260 3385

Email                : Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

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