The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is proud to present SAMA19 Best Jazz Album nominee Lindiwe Maxolo at Centre for Jazz and Popular  Music on Wednesday 02 April 2014 at 18h00. 

Lindiwe “Bongiwe” Maxolo has dabbled in afro-jazz, pop and gospel music but it is Jazz and Gospel that have stolen her heart.  Vocally she’s been described as “a cross between Tania Maria and Oumou Sangare, with Busi Mhlongo’s sensibilities – pitchy and infused with the confidence of someone who’s comfortable with fronting a high-brow jazz trio”.  

Maxolo holds a Cum Laude Honours Degree in Jazz Music, from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her musical highlights include:  winning the 2002 Afro Vocal Category in the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters Competition, opening for the legendary Lee Ritemour, working with Sibongile Khumalo and Themba Mkhize on their project called Soul ‘n Turf; performing with the UCT Big Band; and also performed with and alongside some of South African jazz personalities, namely, McCoy Mrubata saxophonist, Feya Faku trumpeter, Andile Yenana pianist. 

Lindiwe Maxolo co-founded Jo’burg’s finest jazz band Chilli&Lime. Internationally she’s graced many stages. Maxolo’s debut album “TIME” is a 13 track Jazzy, Soulful, and Lyrical album. It incorporates Acoustic sounds and at its core it infuses Traditional Jazz with influences of African Jazz. It will be on sale on the night. 

Lindiwe will be joined  Thembinkosi Mavimbela (Double Bass), Sthe Bhengu( Trumpet), Lungile Kunene (Drums), Jacob Thomo (Piano) Live at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is at Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on Wednesday 02 April 2014. Doors open at 17:30 and music starts at 18:00. Entry fee is R40 (Pensioners R20 and students R15). Please contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details.

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