Makhathini was recently chosen to be part of the musicians who will impart their knowledge at the Grahamstown Youth Jazz festival in July 2014.
Originally from KZN South Africa this talented pianist is now based in Johannesburg. Nduduzo Makhathini is a trendsetter and musical influencer of Jazz and soul music genres in South Africa. Nduduzo completed his Diploma in Jazz Piano in 2005. While pursuing his studies, his tone and voicings earned him a lot of attention and gigs with the Late Andille Mseleku, Brian Thusi, and Philani Ngidi.
His career highlights include working with Feya Faku, Carlo Mombelli, and various vocalists such as Simphiwe Dana, Zama Jobe, Thandiswa Mazwai among others . In 2008, he toured in Europe with the late great Zim Ngqawana.
“ the exploration of textures and moods with a strong spiritual feel, single notes, bare and true, simple, natural energies, refreshing and therapeutic. So when it’s all over and the band have hugged each other for the joy that gave, I am replete, satisfied, sated at the well spring of fine music.” Gisele Turner- Going places.
Join us for Nduduzo Makhathini (piano) live at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is at Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on Wednesday 19 March 2014. He will be joined by Sakhile Simane (trumpet), Ayanda Sikade (Drums), Mthunzi Mvubu (sax) . 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