The Rainbow Restaurant and Concerts SA present Mandla Mlangeni and Friends in concert, Saturday 30 June.

Trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni travels with bassist Brydon Bolton from Johannesburg to The Rainbow this weekend, where they will be hooking up with some serious local jazz cats to produce the tunes of Mlangeni for your listening pleasure. On piano will be Sibusiso Mashiloane, who is no stranger to The Rainbow stage and audience, and who is finally getting the critical recognition he rightfully deserves. On saxophone will be Leon Scharnick who, as recently as 26 May, was fronting his own quartet at The Rainbow. Rounding off the quintet will be young drummer Kabelo Mokhatla.

Take a break from the FIFA World Cup antics to revel in some real talent.

DATE: Saturday 30 June 2018
VENUE: Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown
TIME: 4pm to 6pm
INFO: 031 702 9161
FREE ENTRY

Mandla Mlangeni is a South African trumpeter and composer based in Johannesburg. An active bandleader and musician, Mlangeni has toured widely- regionally and in Europe- and features in many of the most notable recent contemporary SA jazz projects. Mandla’s band the ‘Amandla Freedom Ensemble’ released its debut album Bhekisizwe in 2015. He is also bandleader of the Tune Recreation Committee and formed part of Afrikan Freedom Principle.

This free concert is made possible through the invaluable support of 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. Follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA