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  • All in one

    All-in-One

    jazz, arabic, afro-soul, world and more

    HILTON Schilder, the Pianist grew up in the Cape Town township of Lotus River. He is the son of well-known pianist and bandleader, Tony Schilder. offers a range of music from Cape Jazz, through rock/pop to electro ambient sounds. His album was nominated for the 2003 SAMA Award for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

    Steve Newman, needs no introduction. Having co-founded Tananas in 1986, he has performed in many festivals around the world including, UK, America, Australia, Asia. Multi-award winning Steve, with his duet partner Tony Cox and Modetta.

    Erol Dyers: Multi-instrumentalist guitar maestro (who also plays saxophone and piano), Cape Town based Dyers is a seasoned musican who has earned huge respect in the scene over the years, having worked with many jazz greats in SA and toured abroad.

    One client had this to say a few weeks ago (Feb 2011): Thank you once again for your creative genius, assembling the Cape Trio for our SAMSA CEO's Networking Dinner - as historical as the entertainment was, they also turned to be cherry on top, and enhance our event which needed a WoW effect to leave a lasting impression. Kopano Dimpe, Global Interface

  • Asanda Bam

    Asanda Bam

    Asanda began her musical career back in 2002 when she joined Joyous Celebration. Since then, she has made numerous appearances as the most sought after backing vocalist, gracing various concerts and festivals around the world, as a backing singer for Gloria Bosman, Tshepo Tsola, Thandiswa Mazwai and even the internationally acclaimed Benin-born pop singer, Angelique Kidjo, After years of being the vocal prowess behind others singers, Asanda has gained enough strength and courage to drop her own album. Her music boasts of her versatility in afro-soul, jazz, rhythm and blues and sultry ballads for listeners of all ages and musical tastes. An afro-centric soul sister, rooted in Africa, but with a global reach. Since her debut album release, Asanda Bam is a nominee of the Metro fm awards for best jazz contemporary album. She was on the number one spot for three weeks on the Kaya fm International Top 40. She has become part of Kaya fm's family appearing at a number of their special events

  • Ayanda

    Ayanda

    Ayanda is a singer, Composer, Dancer, Producer, Actress, Social Activist and teacher. She was named "the voice of the nation" in 2002 Idols competition. She had lead roles in theatre in shows such as: "Sleeping Beauty" Pantomime, the British musical "Boogie Nights" and interactive drumming experience "Drumstruck" being hosted by amongst others The Johannesburg Civic Theatre and New York Off-Broadway Dodgers and so on... She is the daughter of Marilyn Nokwe of Mango Groove, niece to the musical genius Tu Nokwe of the legendary Patty Nokwe. Ayanda's strong sesne of social consciousness was influenced by her family's rich musical history from her grandparents, Patty Masuku and Alfred Nokwe. Released her debut album with SonyBmg in 2007

  • Bala Brothers

    Bala Brothers

    BALA BROTHERS _Based in Johannesburg_Zwai Bala and Brothers took the South African music scene by storm when the three highly talented siblings recelntly joined forces. Led by the celebrated Zwai Bala, this young trio has already performed at a significant amount of high-profile events, including a debut appearance on SABC2's 'Strictly Come Dancing', Rand Merchant Bank's annual Starlight Classics event, and Miss South Africa 2006

  • Blue Notes Swing Band

    Blue Notes Swing Band

    BLUE NOTES SWING BAND _Based in Johannesburg _The Blue Notes Swing Band is a group of highly professional musicians re-creating the music of the Big Band era and adding the elements of modern swing to offer a fabulous mix of repertoire suitable for all ages.

  • Coda

    Coda

    CODA_Based in Cape Town_Electric strings, African vocals and DJ come together to combine the old, or traditional, and the new. The trio of electric violin, electric cello and African voice is showcased against a backdrop of exhilarating live sampling to create pure musical magic on stage. The show includes original works in the genre of Buddha Bar and Cafe Del Mar - Ambient music that explores the depth and range of the electric cello, violin and voice - as well as upbeat, virtuoso repertoire that showcases the skill and talent of the performers and draws on influences of Dance, House and Kwaito

  • Dr Sello Galane

    Dr Sello Galane

    •Have won the 2002 Onkgopotse Tiro Awards for the UNIN alumni who have made substantial contribution in Arts and Culture
    •Have won the Provincial Arts Achievers Awards - Limpopo 13 December 2004
    •Two documentaries on Sello Galane's Contribution to the Development of African Classical music was compiled and broadcast by SAFM in 2001 and 2002 respectively. One by Tebogo Alexandra 2001 and one by Geoffrey Matenje 2003.

    Other Professional Background:

    •Ethnomusicologist and
    •Expert in the Kiba music of the Bapedi.
    •Arts & Culture Curriculum Development Specialist for South Africa
    •Arts & Culture Curriculum Policy Development
    •Policy Maintenance and Support
    •Policy Monitoring and Evaluationp

  • Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels

    Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels

    DR VICTOR AND THE RASTA REBELS _Based in Johannesburg_This celebrated band, who in their earlier career they backed local stars Lucky Dube and Yvonne Chaka Chaka on European tours, entertain with their mix of original hits and covers.

  • D-Seven

    D-Seven

    D-seven_Based in Cape Town _D-seven are an all-male a'capella vocal performance group from Cape Town. Performing on some of South Africa's largest platforms with top national artists, D-seven have established themselves as a premier entertainment act with a high level of media currency.

  • Eric Paliani

    Eric Paliani

    For over a decade, Erik Paliani has quietly made a name for himself as one of the most revered and accomplished producers, songwriters and guitarists working in South Africa. Now the music heavyweight and multi-talent emerges from the background with an album of such raw beauty and intensity it's bound to become a staple in music collections globally for decades to come. Titled 'CHITUKUTUKU', the 10-track album is, in many ways, a love letter to the continent that has enabled the 34-year-old to bring such a myriad of musical styles and influences to his work, both here as a solo artist and with others - most notably Zamajobe and Hugh Masekela.

  • Freshlyground

    Freshlyground

    Freshlyground is a South African Afro-fusion band that formed in Cape Town in 2002. The band members variously hail from South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Freshlyground's musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela and African folk music), blues, jazz, and features of indie rock. At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Freshlyground became the first South African musical act to receive honours from MTV, when they received the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act. At the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards, the band received the "Best Africa, Southern" accolade for their single "Pot Belly"

  • Garth Taylor

    Garth Taylor

    GARTH TAYLOR _Based in Johannesburg _Garth Taylor believes that music is a universal language that knows no boundaries. Multi-talented is the word that best describes this adult contemporary artist. Taylor writes his own music and lyrics.!

  • Goodluck Live

    Goodluck Live

    These three musos have been charming and commanding crowds with their new wave of electronics. There is a power to their music that lifts, energises and makes you feel like you wouldn't want to be anywhere else but on the dance floor. Good Luck have taken their jazzy fizzling sounds to the dance floors of St Ives, Clapham Gold, FTV, Taboo, and Club INC and many others, they have performed alongside Paul Oakenfold, Basement Jaxx, Just Jinjer, Shaun Duvet, Euphonic and DJ Fresh and toured as the opening act for the acclaimed outfit Goldfish....... including performing at Hennessey Artistry and YFM, Jagarmeister events. They've ignited the cities of South Africa, heated up season long residencies in Cape Town and fired up parties in Ibiza, the UAE and Switzerland.........And crowds are chanting for more.

  • Gloria Bosman

    Gloria Bosman

    GLORIA BOSMAN _Based in Johannesburg_She has shared stages with a myriad artists all of whom represent the African Jazz Renaissance, of which she is a huge part. She has shared the stage with the likes of Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, James Philips, Victor Masondo and Hugh Masekela to name only a few. Gloria alsohad the honor of performing in front of both outgoing and incoming presidents

  • Jonas Gwangwa

    Jonas Gwangwa

    DesJONAS GWANGWA_Based in Johannesburg_The span of his musical career and the range of his accomplishments, make it difficult to categorise Jonas Gwangwa's talents. For over 30 years, he transversed the world as an exile, collecting accolades at every stop along the way. A product of the turbulent but musically significant 1950's, Gwangwa emerged from the humble environs of Orlando East in Soweto. He electrified the famous Sophiatown music scene until it became illegal for Blacks to congregate and South African musicians were regularly thrown in jail merely for performing their craftc

  • Prime Circle

    Prime Circle

    Prime Circle consists of Marco Gomes (bass), Ross Learmonth (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Dirk Boschoff (guitar) and Gerhard Venter (Drums) Prime Circle is the epitome of a great South African rock band success story! Prime Circle released their debut album, "Hello Crazy World", through David Gresham Records in 2002. Prime Circle quickly became the most active touring outfit on South Africa's live circuit, performing in every major club from the smaller towns to the larger cities, and headlining all the major live festivals in the country! The band have since shared the stage with mega international superstars including Metallica, The Rasmus, Simple Plan, Live, Collective Soul, Paul Rogers (Bad Company), K's Choice and Kim Lian. The band has also performed at Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert alongside international greats including Annie Lennox, India Arie, Katie Melua, and Will Smith in 2005.sc

  • Parlotones

    Parlotones

    From their origins in Johannesburg, South Africa, the rock 4-piece has achieved multiplatinum-selling status in their home country, selling more records than Coldplay, The Killers and Oasis together. The band are currently known as the biggest rock band in South Africa. A sold-out 300-date World Tour over the past 18 months has brought The Parlotones to the attention of music fans in Austria, Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US - where they packed out 1000+ capacity venues by word of mouth alone

  • Judith Sephuma

    Judith Sephuma

    Songstress extra-ordinaire and multi award winning vocalist, songwriter and performer, Sephuma needs no introduction. Her latest offrering is named CHANGE IS HERE. CHANGE IS HERE is nothing short of a musical tour de force that skillfully combines a graceful sophistication with enough playfulness and whimsy to deliver a thoroughly listenable offering that never strays from Sephuma's African roots. And like its predecessors, the latest from this multi awardwinning artist will find a dominant (and lasting) place in the music collections of fans of quality music throughout the country, and beyond its borders.

  • Malehloka 'Maleh' Hlalele

    Malehloka 'Maleh' Hlalele

    Born and raised in Lesotho, Maleh musical journey began with a group "Kaya" and Afro pop group that won the Metro FM best newcomer award in 2005 for their debut album Kunzima. Maleh's music is neo afro soul fuelled by intuition, sensuality and spirit incorporating her Lesotho cultural roots and with her urban vibe. She has collaborated with artists such as Dj Qness - Uzongilinda, Dj Kent - Falling and so on...

  • Nokukhanya Dlamini

    Nokukhanya Dlamini

    Nokukhanya is arguably one of South Africa's sophisticated, elegant, versatile yet uncompromising mainstream jazz vocalist, composer, arrranger, performer and actress. In Harlem in the United State they would say she "speaks the language and lives the jazz culture". It is not suprising though that she emerges to be so because besides being heavily talented, she has ensured to surround herself with true grateness; such as the South African piano maestro Themba Mkhize, the South Africas' revered songbirg Sibongile Khumalo and many more. She has performed in scores of events such as Vodacom CEO Awards, Divine Duets, where she got a chance to share the stage with, Judith Sephuma & Yvonne Chaka chaka. She also performed at Madiba's 90th Birthday in Maputo, where Madiba & Graca were celebrating their 10 year anniversary. Amongst her accolades is the Naledi award for best actress in Lion and the Lamb

  • Kunle Ayo

    Kunle Ayo

    Born of Yoruba parents in Lagos, Nigeria , Kunle Ayo recalls how as a youngster he always had an affinity to play, starting with drums and thumb piano and later graduating to guitar at the tender age of 20. By age 28 Kunle Ayo was recording and playing with some of Nigeria's internationally respected artists, including Chief Ebenezer Obey, Kayode Olajide and the enigmatic Lagbaja (The Masked One) with whom he toured Europe, North Africa and South America. Since his trek to the south in 2002, Kunle Ayo has performed and recorded with some of the country's best artists - notably the late Jabu Khanyile and International artists such as, Kirk Whalum, Al Jarreau and Jonathan Butler. In 2005 Kunle Ayo expanded on his empire, and started his own company, K Cool Productions, and has produced music for talented acts like MXO and Simphiwe Dana to name a few. As one of the most sought after performers Kunle Ayo has participated in a number of jazz concerts, notably the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz International Jazz Festival, and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

    Some of his awards are:

    • 2004 - Kora Awards - Beyond the Borders - Best Male West Artist (West Africa) Category
    •2005 - Channel O Awards - Slowly But Surely (single),
    •Beyond the Borders (Album) - Best Jazz Video

  • Palesa

    Palesa

    Nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album: African, SAMA AWARDS (2008), now with three albums out Palesa, the all-female afro pop and jazz group, took the music industry by storm when they released their debut album in 2003, Promise. Founder and producer, Don Laka, explained, "For as long as I can remember, female trios have always been a colourful and integral part of the showbiz scene. Lately, they have just inexplicably disappeared; leaving a void I jumped at filling."

  • Hip Hop Pantsula

    Hip Hop Pantsula

    HIP HOP PANTSULA _Based in Johannesburg_Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) is widely regarded as one of South Africa's leading indeginious Hip Hop / rap artists. He performs in multiple languages, although primarily Setswana. His style of music is known as Motswako, which is the Setswana term for "mixture". He shares a market with artist like Tuks, Morafe, Molemi etc.

  • Hugh Masekela

    Hugh Masekela

    HUGH MASEKELA _Based in Johannesburg _Ever since the day in 1954 when Archbishop Trevor Huddleston gave him his trumpet, Masekela has played music that closely reflects his beginnings as a little boy in Witbank. The street songs, church songs, migrant labour work songs, political protest songs and the sounds of the wide cross-section of ethnic culture South Africa possesses from Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Khoi, San, Griqua, Sotho and Tswana peoples of the South, South East, Central and Western Regions to the Ndebele, Tsonga, Venda and Pedi provinces of the North and North West.

  • Jimmy Dludlu

    Jimmy Dludlu

    JIMMY DLUDLU _Based in Johannesburg_Multiple award-winning SA artist Jimmy Dludlu's style includes wide-ranging influences, combining both traditional and modern elements of jazz drawn from among others Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Pat Metheny, to South African legends Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu, Hugh Masekela, Themba Mokwena, and Allen Kwela. He is particularly drawn to the sounds of west and central Africa, as well as Latin America, but says jazz remains his first love. His numerous original compositions fall within the tradition of what has been loosely termed Afro-Jazz.

  • Karen Zoid

    Karen-Zoid

    KAREN ZOID _Based in Johannesburg_South Africa's celebrated rock chick! Karen Zoid and her band have become major attractions all over South Africa, headlining major rock concerts and touring at most major venues.

  • Louis Mhlanga

    Louis Mhlanga

    LOUIS MHLANGA_Based in Johannesburg_Louis' outstanding feel and touch have taken him all over the world. He has performed at major festivals like: The Sunsplash in Austria, Music Metisses in France, Rudelstadt in Germany, Masa in Ivory Coast, Dranoufer in Belgium, Tribute concert for Lady Di in England, Stranger than Paranoia and Mundial in The Netherlands to name a few..

  • Loyiso

    Loyiso

    LOYISO_Based in Johannesburg_Multi talented Loyiso Bala, winner of 3 SAMA's, 2 Metro FM and GQ's Best Dressed Awards (amongst others), is undoubtedly South Africa's top R&B artist today. Having toured over 16 countries, Loyiso has enjoyed wide international acclaim. At the end of 2002 he embarked on a world tour that saw him stopping off in London, America and Asia, while in September 2003 he travelled to Dubai and Kuwait for more shows. He has written music for a number of drama series and documentaries for Australian, Namibian and American producers.

  • RingoMadlingozi

    Ringo-Madlingozi

    RINGO MADLINGOZI_Based in Johannesburg_Multi-talented vocalist, drummer, percussionist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Ringo Madlingozi is one of South Africa's strongest live performing acts. He is however no newcomer to the music scene, and has perservered through a succession of bands, and session work which has had him recording with artists as diverse as Hugh Masekela, Simply Red, Teddy Pendergrass (The Power of One) and Caiphus Semenya, as well as for the movie The Lion King.

  • RJ Benjamin

    RJ Benjamin

    With multiple SAMA AWRDS nominations, RJ Benjamin has established an unusual career in music and is teetering on the brink of international fame with the release of his debut album, Who I Am. Aside from the release of this brilliant album, RJ Benjamin is South Africas most famous teacher. Not only does he lecture music at Allenby Campus School of Contemporary Music and the National School of the Arts, he was voted the most popular teacher on M-Nets Project Fame.

  • Simphiwe Dana

    Simphiwe-Dana

    SIMPHIWE DANA _Based in Johannesburg_Simphiwe Dana is one of the greatest success stories in South African music. With her earthy voice that really gets under one's skin, Simphiwe is one of the shooting stars on the SA music scene. Media in South Africa hails Simphiwe Dana as "the best thing to happen to Afro-Soul music since Miriam Makeba" and even called her "South Africa's Jazz Diva No#1".

  • Siphokazi

    Siphokazi

    SIPHOKAZI _Based in Johannesburg_Siphokazi Maraqana, Afro-Soul artist who hails from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, took the SA music industry by storm with the 2006 release of her debut album "Ubuntu Bam", which was awarded with a 2007 SAMA award for Best African Adult Contemporary Album. Siphokazi is however no stranger to the stage, having performed at numerous concerts and festivals, both as a backing vocalist and a featured soloists with renowned artists such as Tshepo Tsola, Ringo Madlingozi, Mat Matshikiza, Simphiwe Dana, Zamajobe, and Stimela.

  • Sophia Sistas

    Sophia Sistas

    Coming from different Provinces and backgrounds yet with one passion for singing, these soulful 'sistas' found a common thread and passion for singing. An Acapella band was born, a small choir of unashamedly African women with a Sophiatown colourful sound and look whose musical influence was incorporated into their name and brand, Sophia Sistas. Managed and singing music composed and arranged by Nozipho Nguse, who herself made a strong impact on Puisano Live Music Program in 2008 (as part of the band Mabhuvo which became one of the two roving bands of the 2008 - 2009 period). Sophia Sistas is a good representation of the development and assistance needed by even musicians and artists who have been in the industry for years without getting the recognition they deserve. It is a similar case when it comes to most of the Sophia Sistas repertoire from having being backing vocalists for Sankomota, Bayete, Soweto String Quartet, Mango Groove, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbuli, Sibongile Khumalo, Hugh Masikela, Brenda Fassie, Busi Mhlongo, Chicco Twala, The Lion King and so on.

  • Steve Hofmeyr

    Steve Hofmeyr

    In 1997 he broke onto the international music scene when he recorded the duet You Don't Bring Me Flowers with Belgian star Dana Winner for his album True to You. This track was also recorded in Dutch and charted in Belgium at No. 2 in the Top 100. Winner and Hofmeyr performed together to sold-out shows in both Belgium and South Africa. One of his self-penned songs is currently a hit for her in Europe.

    He subsequently toured Africa in 2001 with Beautiful Noise, the story and music of Neil Diamond, and released a CD with the same title. The tour was a success, with 224 sold-out concern. In 2007 he toured New Zealand drawing record expat crowds in the country. He even appeared in a Breakfast television show.

  • Swazi Dlamini

    Swazi Dlamini

    Swazi is one of South Africas' finest voices ever, whose career spans over years. Since her days at Joyous Celebration she has done so much more as a solo artist: 3 albums, multi-awards and scores of high profile performances. Discography- 2003 My First Love 2006 Dance with Me 2011 Gospel Meets Jazz CD/DVD to be released in March Awards and Accolades- 2004 SAMA Best Female Artist 2004 KORA Most Promising African Female Artist 2006 Metro FM Nominee Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2006 SAMA Nominee Best Contemporary Jazz Album

  • The Gugulethu Tenors

    The Gugulethu Tenors

    THE GUGULETHU TENORS _Based in Cape Town _The Gugulethu Tenors , consisting of Mpendulo Yawa, Siyabulela Gqola, Loyiso Dlova & Xolani November, have been performing together, belting out their favourite operatic pieces, since they left Fezeka High School 7 years ago. The lads share a passion for opera, a bold music choice in a society infatuated by hip hop and kwaito.

  • Three Afro Tenors

    Three Afro Tenors

    THREE AFRO TENORS _Based in Johannesburg _The Three Afro Tenors, performing together since 1997, are Agos Moahi, Given Mabena and Lucky Sibandan. All three members studied at the Opera Department of the Pretoria Technikon, under the vocal tuition of Eric Muller and Pierre du Toit, and were awarded National Diplomas for Performing Arts specialising in Opera. The three highly talented young men, energised by a living passion for their chosen genre of music and song, have taken the local Incentive and Corporate markets by storm! MORE

  • Thandiswa Mazwai

    Thandiswa-Mazwai

    THANDISWA MAZWAI _Based in Johannesburg_Having performed as backing vocalist with Bongo Maffin for a few years, Thandiswa Mazwai was invited to join as lead singer in 1997, and subsequently ejnoyed a rapid rise to fame. Hailed as the sound of "new South Africa," Bongo Maffin were one of the first group's to perform kwaito, a purely South African mixture of hip-hop, reggae, and house music flavored with South African sensibilities and dialects. A very strong selling point for Bongo Maffin was now-multiple award-winning Thandiswa's politically conscious lyrics and rich, expressive vocals.

  • Vivid Afrika

    Vivid Afrika

    sensitive world compositions - tabla, oud, bouzouki, fretless resonator guitar

    VIVID AFRIKA is the coming together of two of South Africa's most adventurous yet sensitive composers and musicians: McCoy Mrubata (alto and tenor saxophones, saxello and flute) and Greg Hadjiyorki Georgiades (who plays nylon guitar, oud, bouzouki and fretless resonator guitar).__VIVID AFRIKA includes magical tabla player and percussionist Ashish Joshi Wynand van der Walt playing drums and percussion and renowned double bassist Mlungisi Gegana, who has worked with Zim Ngqawana, Hotep Idris Galeta and McCoy Mrubata, was a natural choice, with his depth of expression and groove. __Siya Makuzeni, who is a trombonist, is also the most powerful, sensitive and expressive voice, all rolled into a pocketsized rocket with attitude.