McCoy back to his roots in Gugs

2016-12-01 06:00
 McCoy and Hanmer

McCoy and Hanmer

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After a full house performance at Guga S’thebe in Langa in June, saxophonist McCoy Mrubata is back to do another gig on Sunday, December 4, with his long-time pianist friend Paul Hanmer at Kwa Sec in NY 138 no. 52 Gugulethu.

Brought back by popular demand in association with Concerts SA, Jazz in the Native Yards McCoy and Paul will be joined by his friends to play some of their favourite co-compositions and from several of his CDS.

McCoy’s performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit, which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

Jazz in the Native Yards uses different venues in the Western Cape to promote music appreciation in the jazz genre.
This second concert for McCoy is one of many concerts it has produced with support from the Concerts SA Venue Circuit programme.

In March and April McCoy toured the USA with superband Uhadi, performing with South Africa’s most sought after musicians like Paul Hanmer, Herbie Tsoaeli, Feya Faku and Justin Badenhorst.

McCoy says it is more than fitting to come home to perform after such a long time.

He recently launched his DVD, McCoy Mrubata Live at the Market Theatre.

The DVD was shot during the International Jazz Day launch last year as part of the celebrations.

In May he was part of a South African Dutch exchange band that performed at the Amersfoort Jazz Jazz Festival Netherlands.

He has also released a CD that was recorded last year In Switzerland called McCoy Mrubata Live at the Bird’s Eye Jazz Club.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

The gig starts at 3pm, tickets are R60/pensioners and students tickets available at the door. For more information Luvuyo Kakaza: 060 960 8935


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