THE CENTRE FOR JAZZ & POPULAR MUSIC (UKZN ) is proud to present Master Saxophonist Salim Washington on Wednesday 15 May 2013 from 18h00.
Washington is a saxophonist, multi-reedsman, composer, and jazz educator. He pursued music first as a trumpet player, and later as a student of classical piano. He was influenced by the musical culture of the Church of God in Christ, a Pentecostal sect in which his father was a minister.
The music of Charles Mingus had a profound effect on his composing, in much the same way as Rahsaan, Trane, Pharaoh, and Dolphy had on his playing. Salim has travelled extensively, playing music festivals throughout the US and Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Salim Washington first played at the CJPM when visited South Africa in 2009 through the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship.
Salim has taken a full-time professorship at UKZN School of Arts (Music). He teams up with Gamelihle Ngongoma (vocals), Philani Ngidi (bass), Neil Gonsalves (piano), Leon Sharnick (saxophone), Paki Peleole (drums) on Wednesday 15 May 2013 for his show at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus at 18:00
Entry fee is R35 (Pensioners R20 and students R10). Please contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details