The BAT Centre is excited to bring you 2018’s very first Sunday Jazz Sundowners with Tutti Grooves. We are welcoming the amazing jazz and popular music ensemble to our jazz followers this coming Sunday, 4 February 2018, at 3pm till late.
The KZN-based „Tutti Grooves“combines an exhilarating self-composed music with a selection of wonderful cover tracks. The all – male band consist of seven members, namely : Thabani “16 Beat” Kheswa (Drummer), Siyanda “Slash” Zulu (Trumpet), Mbonisi “Sqomqomane” Nhleko (Bass Guitar), Sakhile “Mfowami” Manqele (Lead Guitar), Phumlani Khanyi (Piano), Manqoba Gina (Saxophone) and Simphiwe Gina (Trombone). Tutti Grooves come from a background of gospel music and church choirs and thus see their sound influenced by acts such as Stimela, Sankomota and the late Bra’ Hugh Masekela.
The band’s smooth, deep and soothing sound has mesmerized people all over South Africa at different events. The passion the members possess for their art is evident in the commitment they exude every time they get on stage. Excellence, integrity and passion are some of the values that Tutti Grooves lives by. Playing different instruments is not only what these young men are gifted at, their vocal capabilities are mind-blowing. Although they do perform music by other musicians, they also write their lyrics and compose their own music.
Let us start off the new year with a fantastic Sunday Jazz Sundowners session, celebrating jazz music and keeping in mind the amazing sounds of great South African artists, such as the late Hugh Masekela- who shared his astonishing talent, as a foundation for this country´s future of jazz. The jazz performance will be followed by an open jam session – kindly contact our MC of the day if you´d like to perform.
Let´s get ready for great #BATjazz at our #SundayJazzSundowners in 2018 – we are looking forward to seeing you there!!
Admission is always FREE!
Date: 4 February 2018
Time: 3pm till late
Venue: BAT Music Café