Top bass player live in Gugulethu

2018-03-15 06:00
Ariel Zamonksy in action.

Ariel Zamonksy in action.

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Jazz in the Native Yards presents the Ariel Zamonsky Quartet this Sunday 18 March at kwa Sec, NY 138 no.52 Gugulethu from 4pm.

This concert which has been supported by Concerts SA will feature Ariel Zamonsky on bass, guitarist Reza Khota, saxophonist Abraham Mennen and Juana Pires Rafael on vocals. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation and aims to build a vibrant live music circuit in southern Africa.

Ariel Zamonsky is no stranger in Gugulethu. He has performed with various musicians including trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni. He comes once again to perform with great South African musicians. An Argentinean bass player who relocated to South Africa in 2005, Zamonsky will perform his own compositions with a flavour of South African tunes.

In 2011 he had a residency backing pianist Andile Yenana. He was also mentored by pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, drummer Ayanda Sikade, trumpeters Marcus Wyatt and Feya Faku among others.

He participated in various recordings, three of them nominated for SAMA best jazz album award; which includes Makhathini’s “Mother Tongue’’, Mlangeni’s ‘’Bhekhisiswe’’ and Mavundla’s ‘’Luhambo’’.

In 2006 he recorded with saxophonist Shabaka Hutching on the album Wisdom of Elders. In 2017 the band toured Europe and North America playing at major Jazz festivals including Montreaux, Montreal, Jazz a Juan, New York Winter, Afropunk and others.

In collaboration with Juana Pires Rafael, in 2016 they started their own project, exploring the musical connection between Africa and South America. From this studies they inspired their own compositions and recorded the soon to be released album “Between Two Worlds”, with the support of the Argentinean ministry of culture.

On March 2018 he will be releasing his album in which he plays with Cape Town musicians.

Tickets are R80/R50 pensioners and students at the door

For information contact Luvuyo Kakaza: 060 969 8935


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