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African Jazz Pioneers Johannesburg
Just over fifty years ago the young Ntemi settled for the saxophone, after his cherished trombone got stolen. The saxophone soon became his trademark and he was one of the country’s best and most enduring saxophonists, fact for which he was honoured by Minister Ben Ngubane in August 2000, during a ceremony at Morelete park, Mamelodi. Bra Ntemi passed away on 18 December 2000.

The African Jazz Pioneers are honouring their promise to Bra Ntemi to keep the music going. The Ikageng Jazz Festival, established in 2001, has been named ‘The Night of the Pioneers’ and AJP closes each edition as top of the bill.
In the last two years, they performed a.o. for the Flemish Minister of Culture, the President of the European Parliament and President Thabo Mbeki.

In October 2002, African Jazz Pioneers recorded a CD/DVD with Jamaican jazz-legend & the ‘godfather of Ska’, Ernest Ranglin at Downtown Studio’s, Johannesburg.

May 2003 saw the Pioneers in an extra-ordinary co-operation with the RAU Song & Dance Company and Dolly Rathebe in ‘Sof’town – a Celebration’, which ran for 5 nights to a sold-out house.

During October 2004 the band toured Holland and Belgium where they were received to great acclaim by press and public alike.

African Jazz Pioneers’ latest cd entitled ’76, Third Avenue’, a mix of new compositions and old favourites, featuring luminaries as Phuzekhemisi, Lemmy Special, Thandiswa Mazwai, Tshepo Tshola and the late Dolly Rathebe was released by Gallo in November 2004.

African Sunrise Johannesburg
The Band's music ranges fromn township jazz to the Beatles, Elton John, music from shows and Glen Miller Big band numbers. They supply all their equipment.

Afro Vibe Johannesburg
Afro Vibe was formed ten years ago. The Band’s music ranges from main stream jazz, African Township music to the Beatles, and Glen Miller Big Band numbers. They also play at bistros, restaurants, private and corporate functions, product launches and shebeen theme evenings.

Connexion Durban
They were in England, Germany, Hong Kong (China) for 18 months, a year's contract at the White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, China, a 10 month contract at the prestigious Hilton Hotel, Swarm el Sheikh, Egupt, 3 months in Dubai's La Moda. They performed for 8 months at Zambezi Sun Victoria Falls, Zambia and at the Sheraton Qurum Resort in Muscat Oman.

Kaya Afrika Johannesburg
Kaya Africa (5-piece Marimba band) was formed in JHB in 2000 by Daniel Dlamini. Three marimba's, one steel pan & one drummer/percussionist. Three of the band members have performed internationally. A fully professional band playing African Traditional, Caribbean & African Jazz music in traditional costumes.

Mafikizolo Johannesburg
Songwriter/composer/singer Kgosinkwe, composer and rapper Madingoane and the delectable female lead singer and composer Mafu had targeted every listener - young, middle age and old - and it paid dividends. Other members of the group who make things happen on stage include dancers Castro Mkhize, Maggie Simelane and Gugu Mbambama.

Suddenly the name Mafikizolo is on everyone's lips and causing a storm in the clubs, outdoor and at corporate events. Indeed ... the kwaito group has grown by leaps and bounds since their best-selling 2000 album Gate Crashers, which featured the popular track "Majika" and "Loot". The album was also released overseas in the United States, Europe and Asia by the evergreen Masters at Work.

The group released its debut self-titled album "Mafikizolo" in 1997, which was followed by "Music Revolution" in 1999. With "Gatecrashers", the group stamped the authority in the music industry.

Malaika Johannesburg
Not only have they dominated the charts, scooped awards, they have also seen a drastic increase in the demand for their live performances, gracing some of the high profiled events between 2003 and 2004. To name a few: Sports Awards 2004, Teachers Awards 2003, Dept of Transport Awards, Kora Awards, Premiers Awards, President Mbeki’s Inauguration, President Obasanjo’s Birthday, 10 Years Democracy Celebrations, World Cup Bid, President Mbeki’s Birthday and etc.

The difference with this Afro pop trio outfit is that all its members Jabulani Ndaba, Bongani Nchang and Matshediso Mholo sing incredibly well. Undoubtedly destined to top the genre with their vocal talent and stunning new image, the trio promises not only a sound that will keep the local dance and music scenes alive, but will go a long way in displaying how much talent South Africans can still offer.

Shine trio Johannesburg
Shine plays all styles of music from Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz and Reggae.

Sipho Mtshali Band Johannesburg
They played at Nelson Mandela’s 85th Birthday at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Band featured in an international movie called ‘The Drum’

Soul 4 Real Johannesburg
They play soul, funk, R&B, commercial music and really get people dancing.
They have performed under contract at the Hilton Hotel Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, Fujairah Hilton & the Intercontinental Hotel Dubai.


Tahirih Johannesburg
While in Turkey (2003), she featured as the lead singer in musical and cabaret shows, such as “Aloha”, “Hot Hot Hot,” “Musicals”,Celebrations”. She also worked in various Hotels in Turkey after which she was invited back to Norway to perform as soloist with the Bergen Choir on their tour of Norway and Sweden. She returned to South Africa at the end of 2003.
In 2004, she was a principal singer in the show “DIVA!” at the Liberty Theatre on the Square in Sandton for which she was nominated for a Naledi award. She featured in the pantomime “Cinderella” at the Civic Theatre (directed by Janice Honeyman). Coenie de Villiers cast her as one of his principal singers in his 2005 KKNK show, “Coenie De Villiers en die Oggendsterre”, which ran in Oudtshoorn, George. In 2006 she did a one woman show for Max Stibbe Waldorf School. At present, she is acting and in the popular South African series “Backstage” on E-TV.
She is a trained dancer and this comes out on her stage performance. Her style of singing ranges from sophisticated Jazz to Commercial Pop music.

Telama Cape Town
The terrible civil wars in the Congo are the reason that the band came to South Africa to continue their musical careers. The band use to play at the following Hotels in Congo: Sofitel, Meridien & Azur International Hotel in Congo.
Since their arrival in S. Africa in 2004 (as refugees) they have performed at Marimba, Mannenberg Jazz Café, Mama Africa & Kennedy’s Cigar & Jazz Club, Moyo in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg. They are a talented band that are suitable for hotels, private functions and music festivals.

Inspired by traditional African rhythms, which they use with their knowledge of jazz and pop, the Telama Band and their two female vocalistes create a sound & a show on stage, which is exciting, interesting & suitable for either listening or dancing. They are currently in Cape Town.

Thandiswa Mazwai Johannesburg

Thulani Tshabalala Johannesburg
INSTRUMENTS: SAXOPHONE (TENOR & SOPRANO), FLUTE

Thulani studied music at the Funda Music Centre, Soweto, South Africa for two years in 1988 & 1989. He has played with a variety of bands all over South Africa playing different styles from jazz, pop to Afro jazz.

Tuxedo Junction Johannesburg
they formed at the prestigious launch of the Blue Train, Business Day Financial Mail annual dinner party, YPO and Richard Loring's 40th Year in Showbiz party.

Ulonji Durban
ULONJI is Durban’s sophisticated alternative for musical entertainment. Whether it’s a corporate event, a private function, or a venue in search of a distinctive sound, ULONJI plays a crowd-pleasing mix of funky soul, afro and jazz standards.

Vuka Lova Johannesburg
Traditional African group of dancers, singers, drummers, usually 12 to 13 members, male and female. Traditional dancing (various tribes), Gumboot dancing and also Pantsula dance. A vibrant, exciting professional group.