Trumpeter Lwanda to blast Gugs on Sunday

2018-02-08 06:01
Trumpeter Lwanda in his element

Trumpeter Lwanda in his element

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Jazz in the Native Yards, in association with Concerts SA presents the rising star and trumpeter Lwanda Gongwana and his ensemble this Sunday 11 February at Kwa Sec, NY 138 Number 52 in Gugulethu starting from 4pm.

Gongwana’s compositions have been used in radio adverts and numerous Mzansi Bioskop Movies on DSTV.

Gogwana was trumpeter and orchestra musician for the South African Jazz musical, King Kong whose original score was composed by legendary jazz pianist and composer Todd Matshikiza.

Some of the musicians and bands Gogwana has worked with include Ray Phiri, Lira, Jimmy Dludlu, Mafikizolo, Jonas Gwangwa, jazz pianist Tete Mbambisa, Simphiwe Dana, McCoy Mrubata, Monique Bingham, TRESOR and the Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipients Siya Makuzeni, Afrika Mkhize, and most recently the Kyle Shepherd’s Quintet and Bokani Dyer’s big band during a tour to Gaborone, Botswana in November 2017.

He has also performed at MACUFE Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg.

His debut album released in 2011, Lwanda Gogwana Songbook has over 30 musicians playing on songs on the album, among them the multi-SAMA award winners Jimmy Dludlu and Moreira Chonguica. Other featured guests on the album include Buddy Wells, John Hassan, Goldfish lead singer Sakhile Moleshe and 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Bokani Dyer.

This debut gig by Gogwana in the Native Yards is supported by Concerts SA.

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.

For more information please visit our website, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at

Tickets R80/R50 for pensioners and students cash at the door.

For more information SMS Luvuyo Kakaza: 060 960 8935


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