Comedy & Jazz Night
Live at The Orbit! 

(Stand Up Comedy & Contemporary SA Jazz)

Tuesday 21st March 2017 – 20 h 00 – R 130

It’s your right to laugh!

This Tuesday, together with our host Kagiso Lediga, we bring obringing you hilarious comedians, Ntosh Madlingozi, Robby Collins, and Bongani Dube coming in for our open spot.

Ntosh Madlingozi is a South African stand-up comedian best known as a judge on the SABC1 reality competition talent show So You Think You’re Funny!. Madlingozi holds a BCom in marketing and a diploma in PC engineering. Based in Port Elizabeth, Ntosh has performed at such comedy events as The Heavyweight Comedy Jam, the Blacks Only comedy showcase, the 99% Xhosa Comedy Show and Comedy 2008. He also had a guest starring role in an episode of the Vuzu sitcom Check-Coast, in 2014.

In just four years Robbie Collins has risen as an actor in Durban’s theatre circuit to being one of the country’s most promising comedians. Robbie has performed on some of South Africa’s more important comedy stages such as “The Heavy Weight Comedy Jam” and “Blacks Only”. He’s toured with Trevor Noah across Southern Africa, doing over 50 shows. He has also written and performed on Laugh Out Loud and Late Night News with Loyiso Gola.

Kagiso Lediga is a South African stand-up comedian, actor and director. He has written and directed noteworthy television comedies including the cult classic the Pure Monate Show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, and the Bantu Hour. He has played starring roles in the films Bunny Chow, and Wonder Boy for President.[2] Smaller roles include featuring in Die Antwoord‘s music video for Fatty Boom Boom as “Dr Kagiso, Dentist + Gynaechologist”, who pulls a parktown prawn out of a Lady Gaga impersonator’s vagina.

Great laughter and superb music guaranteed!

Luyanda Madope – piano & keyboard
Billy Monama – guitar
Sipho Mabena – bass
Sphelelo Mazibuko – drums


Mandla Mlangeni & Friends
Live at The Orbit!
(Contemporary SA Jazz)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – 20 h 00 – R 100

Mandla Mlangeni & FriendsMandla Mlangeni and Friends presents an evening of hard hitting, soulful grooving with some of Joburg’s finest musicians. Live at the Orbit on Wednesday 22 March 20:00 Mandla Mlangeni and Friends will present new and original material at Joburg’s premier jazz venue.
Joining Mlangeni on the bandstand will be Yonela Mnana on piano, Amaeshi Ikechi on bass and Lungile Kunene on drums.

Mandla Mlangeni – trumpet
Yonela Mnana – piano
Amaeshi Ikechi – bass
Lungile Kunene – drums

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New Skool Sextet
Live at The Orbit!
(Contemporary SA Jazz)

Thursday 23rd March 2017 – 20 h 30 – R 120

New Skool SextetAfter a lengthy separation, the New Skool Sextet comes back together to #BreakTheSilence.

Three of the members have been on a soul searching trip to Sri Lanka, and come back bearing gifts of song and radiating luminous, beautiful energy and love.

They’re back and bangin! The question is … Can you feel the fire?

Tshepo Tsotetsi – alto and soprano sax
Mamba Tshabalala – trumpet
Thabang Sithole – trombone
Skhumbuzo Mbhele – drums
Musa Mdluli – piano
Sibusiso Sibanyoni – bass

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Kyle Shepherd Trio 
Live at The Orbit!
(Contemporary SA Jazz)

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th March 2017 – 20 h 30 – R 150

Kyle Shepherd TrioFeaturing band leader Kyle Shepherd on piano, Shane Cooper on double bass and Jonno Sweetman on drums, this inspiring and inventive Trio, who have been together for the past six years, have captivated audiences across the world with celebrated performances in Japan, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, China, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana!

The Trio explores compositions from Shepherd’s rich and evocative repertoire of both recorded and new unreleased original compositions!

“I am really looking forward to bringing my Trio to The Orbit Jazz Club. Playing for the Johannesburg audience has always been an important part of my performing career and the commitment, in the moment, response to the music by the Orbit audience is always inspiring. We have lots of new material, while still reflecting on the old. Expect to hear a bit of both” says Shepherd.

Kyle Shepherd – piano
Shane Cooper – acoustic bass
Jonno Sweetman – drummer

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This performance is presented in association with Once in Joburg.

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Guy Buttery & Shane Cooper
Live at The Orbit!
(Contemporary SA Jazz)

Sunday 26th March 2017 – 14 h 30 – R 130
Guy Buttery & Shane CooperGuy Buttery has been described as “one of the finest exponents of the acoustic guitar in the world.”

For this performance at The Orbit he brings with him virtuoso Shane Cooper on bass. Audiences can expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending playing of an entirely new order.

Guy Buttery – guitar
Shane Cooper – bass

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