Born in Pretoria, Philip Tabane displayed a love for music from a young age, forming a trio called Malombo Jazzmen.
According to News24 a Doctorate of Philosophy in Music was conferred on him by the University of Venda in 1998. The legend also walked away with a Sama in the Best Single category for his track Ke a Bereka.
Other popular songs by the star include Nkupi and Muvhango.
WATCH: Philip performs at the Market Theatre:
Listen to some of the late jazz legend's other tracks below: