Mthunzi Mvubu’s Monk Night
Live at The Orbit!

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 100


October 10, 1917 the year a great musician, pianist, composer and family man was born. A true master and pioneer of his own sound in composition and improvisation that still resonates to this day and age. It is only befitting to reflect and celebrate such a human being who continues to inspire some of us, three decades later after his passing on.

Mthunzi Mvubu (Saxophone)
Johan Mthetwa (Piano)
Benjamin Jeptha (Bass)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (Drums)

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Faith Kekana Quintet
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Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 120


Faith Kekana, one of South Africa’s renowned musical supporting acts has embarked on her solo career. In tandem to this, she has released her debut album, Areyeng which showcases her versatile musical prowess.
Areyeng transports you through South Africa’s rich cultural tapestry. Faith is of the Ndebele tribe yet she holds her own in her rendition of Zulu songs. Areyeng is truly an experience to behold.

Faith Kekana (Lead Vocal)
Phoso Lebese (Drums)
Billy Manoma (Guitar)
Sam Ikechi (Bass)
Darlington Okofu (Piano)
Mahlatse Maphosa (Vocals)
Muzi Vilakazi (Vocals)

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Ziza Muftic Quartet
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Thursday 23rd of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 100


Ziza Muftic is a Croatian born, South African jazz vocalist. She is also an educator, a pianist and a composer.
Ziza’s sound is a unique blend of Eastern European folk tunes mixed with American and South African jazz styles.
She has over 30 years of performing experience, first as a violinist, then a vocalist and a pianist. Ziza has performed with some of South Africa’s top musicians and has Masters of music degree from University of Witwatersrand.

Peter Auret (Drums)
Roland Moses (Keys)
James Sunney (Bass)
Ziza Muftic (Vocals)

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Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet
Live at The Orbit!

Friday 24th of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 120


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 highlights include working with Feya Faku and Carlo Mombelli, songbirds: Simphiwe Dana, Zama Jobe and Thandiswa Mazwa among others. In 2008, he toured in Europe with the late great Zim Ngqawana.

Nduduzo Makhathini (Piano)
Ayanda Sikade (Drums)
Linda Sikhakhane (Saxophone)
Ariel Zamonsky (Bass)

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Estelle Kokot
Live at The Orbit!

Saturday 25th of October – 20 h 30 – R120


« People want to know who Estelle Kokot is. The short answer is, she is one of the custodians of a great jazz legacy. Estelle made her debut in 1987 at Kippies Jazz Club. She has played with the elders like Victor Ntoni, Barney Rachabane and other greats. A great voice and prodigious pianist, Estelle was nominated for a SAMA for Best Vocal Jazz Album in 2007 and now she revisits her roots. She is ours. »— Steve Kwena Mokwena – Afrikan Freedom Station South Africa

Herbie Tsoaeli – Double Bass
Estelle Kokot – Piano
Peter Auret – Drums.

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Lwanda Gogwana Songbook Chapter 1.5
Live at The Orbit!

Sunday 26th of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 100


Lwanda Gogwana Songbook Chapter 1.5
For the first time in Johannesburg, the 2012, three time South African Music Award nominated project, Lwanda Gogwana’s Songbook Chapter 1 will perform music from its debut album and previewing concepts and compositions for Chapter 2. This performance is specifically called Songbook Chapter 1.5 to signify the journey from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2.
The Lwanda Gogwana Chapter 1 CDs will be on sale on the night or visit iTunes to download instantly.

Sisonke Xonti (Tenor sax)
Spha Mdlalose (Vocals)
Thandi Ntuli (Keys)
Wandile Molefe (Piano)
Benjamin Jephtha (Bass)
Tlale Makhene (Percussion)
Siphiwe Kubheka (Drums)
Lwanda Gogwana (Trumpet & Flugelhorn)

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