Concord Nkabinde, who received the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz in 2006, began his pursuit of music as a kid in his hometown of Soweto. Later he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studied and worked as a full-time music teacher. It was performing live that led him to working with some highly respected musicians such as Johnny Clegg, Abdullah Ibrahim, Zim Ngqawana, Darius Brubeck, Ray Phiri, Ernie Smith, Andy Narell, Vusi Mahlasela, Magnus Lindgren, Sibongile Khumalo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joyous Celebration & many more.
Today Nkabinde is a well-travelled, well respected and an in-demand musician as a Bass Guitarist, Musical Director, Composer and Arranger, who runs his own record label, Drocnoc Music through which he has commercially released 2 CDs & a live DVD which was nominated for a South African Music Award in 2012.
Concord Nkabinde also sits on the POSA (Performers Organization of South Africa) Board as well as the Board of CASA (Composers Association of South Africa).