Gauteng’s spanking new monthly jazz series, the Road to Joy of Jazz at Silverstar Casino is fast gaining popularity as the place to be on the first weekend of each month. For good reason…the first two sessions have dished out swinging fun and the third is set to be a sizzler.
Award-winning afro-jazz and soul musical maestro Sipho Mabuse will take to the stage and set it alight on Saturday, 4 June in the third Road to Joy of Jazz session at Silverstar Casino. Opening the stage is the fiery Soweto lass, Nombulelo, she of funky Ngivulele fame.
For Mabuse, after close on 50 years of musical accomplishment and history behind him, his influence on the industry – that gave him his voice – continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
Also known as ‘Hotstix’, he wears many hats – entertainer, businessman, father and care-giver to many, he is an integral part of the entertainment industry and his contribution to the diverse landscape of South Africa is appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world over.
From Carnegie Hall, New York to Newtown Johannesburg, when “Hotstix” hits a stage, the world sits up, listens and many a time – sings along. Now Silverstar visitors have an opportunity to hear and experience him up close and personal.
Soweto’s spunky afro-soul fire-bomb, Nombulelo will also take to the stage – she opens the show.
Nombulelo brings that hot post-94 sound and energy that says music is going forward because our forefathers and mothers have laid a powerful foundation.
Her album Essence of Love is a showcase of her talents and vocal prowess – abilities that saw her winning the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters Best Afro-jazz vocalist category for the Gauteng Region when she was just 18.
Her stage performance is also fiery, especially when she pays tribute to those South African standards that made her fall in love with music.
Fun lovers are urged to book early to avoid disappointment, tickets for entry are R250 available at Computicket and this gives you the show, a hot buffet dinner and welcome drinks.