Magnus Lindgren & Friends (SE/SA)
Live at The Orbit!

Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th of November 2014
20 h 30 – R 150


Award winning saxophonist, clarinet, and flute player, Magnus Lindgren brings his new album ”Souls” to South Africa for two very special performances at The Orbit jazz club, that will feature established South African musicians Concord Nkabinde (Bass & Vocals), Lindiwe Maxolo (Vocals), Erik Paliani (Guitar) & Rob Watson (Drums).
Recorded at New York’s legendary Clubhouse Studios, ”Souls” draws together some of the world’s top vocalists from Brazil, the US, the UK and Sweden and musicians including Gregory Porter. The album charts a carefully crafted journey full of image, rhythm, and light.
Magnus Lindgren is a highly respected multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano) and a prolific composer and arranger across different genres of music. Magnus Lindgren’s international career includes work with greats such as Herbie Hanckock, Gregory Porter, Jeff Lorber, Bobby McFerrin, Ira Coleman, Nils Landgren, Ivan Lins, Barbara Hendricks to name a few.
Whether playing solo, working with a jazz quartet, a big band or a classical orchestra, Magnus continuously pushes boundaries towards creating fresh material with depth. His skills have received public endorsement from the likes of Quincy Jones who said of Lindgren’s 2009 “Batacuda” project, an exploration of Brazilian music with an eclectic band: “Unbelievable, Incredible! The future of jazz is in their hands – and I’m glad. They are the future!” (Quincy Jones, Stockholm, 12 August 2013)

Magnus Lindgren (Saxophone, Flue, Clarinet, Piano)
Concord Nkabinde (Bass & Vocals),
Lindiwe Maxolo (Vocals),
Erik Paliani (Guitar)
Rob Watson (Drums).

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The Brother Moves On
Live at The Orbit!

Thursday 27th of November 2014
20 h 30 – R 100


The Brother Moves On (TBMO) got tired of of the idea of being a band and embraced a multi-aestetic multi-disciplinary concept of a collective happening to new spaces and places.
“Re-challenging hip hop’s five pillars (MCing, DJaying, B-boying, graffiti writing and knowledge of self) into a conceptechnic performance art project that incorporates historical, political and sociological perspectives” the collective hopes to remind and be reminded of the worth of its art.
The Brother Moves On began as a self-proclaimed art movement mainly of graphic and fine artists and since began incorporating instrumentalists for the live performance environment. The name The Brother Moves On is a grammatical misconfiguration of The Brother Mouzone, a fictional character in the American television drama series The Wire. In their emerging stages, the movement interrogated the notion that members were each an impermanent part of the process. Hence the derivation of the name The Brother Moves On.
“The Brother’s sound is a tradition-trouncing trans-Atlantic Afro-centric futuristically ancient fusion that jack knifes between offworld spectral dub-metal, hyperrhythmic rock psychedelia, indie-township and astro-afro-free-jazz.”
Having completed two EP’s (The Golden Wake + ETA) and one full length album(A New Myth) the collective are in the process of taking their latest work The Brother Burns the Bullion around the globe. The collective have grabbed the attention of CNN, The Telegraph UK and The Mail and Guardian and the Guardian(UK). The collectives accolades so far are Rolling Stone Magazines best live act (2012 and 2013), “Hossanna off a New Myth voted into Sunday Times “The greatest 100 South African songs” and being the second band to be voted onto The Mail and Guardians Top 200 Young South Africans.

Siyabonga Mthembu (Singer)
Raytheon Moorvan (Guitar)
Zelizwe Mthembu (Guitar)
Simphiwe Thsabalala (Drums)
Ayanda Zalekile (Bass)

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Orlando Venhereque Quartet
Live at The Orbit!

Friday 28th of November 2014
20 h 30 – R 100


In 2010-2011, Orlando Venhereque produced and recorded his debut album called « HEALING AFRICA », which was officially launched at the Cape Town International Jazz festival 2011. The album was recorded in Cape Town and it’s a mix of rhythms from Southern African courtiers, contemporaneous Afro Beats and Afro Jazz lines. At the moment Orlando Venhereque is working on promoting and marketing “HEALING AFRICA”.

Texito Langa (Drums)
Sakhile Nkosi (Bass)
Lifa Arosi (Keys)
Orlando Venhereque (Saxophone & Flute)

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Faku – Mnisi – Mhlanga & Paul Van Kemenade Quintet (NL/SA) Soul’ Afrique
Live at The Orbit!

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th of November 2014
20 h 00 & 19 h 00 – R 150


Since 1994, Dutch alto saxophonist – composer Paul van Kemenade and his quintet, have a strong relationship with the renowned South African musicians Feya Faku, Sydney Mnisi, South African based Zimbabwean Louis Mhlanga.
In 1994 Van Kemenade’s quintet played a seven-week tour in South Africa and they were joined by Feya Faku and the late Zim Ngqawana. Over the years Faku and Van Kemenade kept playing together ( since 1998 also with Sydney Mnisi ) and they played in South Africa, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, sometimes joined by Bheki Khoza and Sonti Mndebele.
Faku, Mnisi, Mhlanga and Van Kemenade’s quintet have their 20 th anniversary in 2014 and the 8-piece band will perform in june 2014 in the Netherlands and South Africa to celebrate this great SA – NL collaboration. Two cd’s were recorded in different settings over the years: ZVINOSHAMISA and MEXI COSY.

Paul van Kemenade (Saxophone)
Feya Faku (Bugle & Trumpet)
Sydney Mnisi (Saxophone)
Louis Mhlanga (Guitar & vocals)
Pieter Bast (Drums)
Wiro Mahieu (Bass)
Louk Boudesteijn (Trombone)
Rein Godefroy (Piano & Keys)

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