All of the pictures below were taken during The Sisa Sopazi Tribute and Fundraiser Concert (08 August 2015) at The Orbit in Braamfontein Johannesburg.
JUST CHILLING: Two men with permanent smiles and warm hearts, curator, writer, art historian Thembinkosi Goniwe and award-winning double bassist, Herbie Tsoaeli hanging out at The Orbit. Both Thembinkosi and Bra Herbie are from Nyanga East in Cape Town, where I was born.
BLOWING HORNS: Soweto born trumpeter, composer and band leader Mandla Mlangeni was one of the guest appearances at the Sisia Sopazi Tribute concert held at The Orbit in Braamfontein. Mandla’s performances are always electric.
BEATING THE DRUM: Ayanda Sikade is a familiar face in jazz scenes around South Africa (and the world). He is one of Zim Ngqawana’s ‘students’ – and that shows in his often spiritual playing.
MR PIANO MAN: Vocalist and pianist Yonela Mnana singing You Are , a composition from Sisa Sopazi’s debut album, Images & Figures.
DRUMS AND EMOTIONS: Simphiwe Shiburi, an impressive and emotive drummer.
DAPPER PLAYER: Jacob Thomo playing the piano as part of the Lindiwe Maxolo Quintet at The Orbit.
H3 Ensemble: (from L to R) Senzo Mzimela on trombone, Sthembiso Bhengu on trumpet and Linda Sikhakhane on tenor Saxophone.
TROMBONE BLOWER: Senzo Mzimela, part of H3 ensemble plays a solo during a performance with trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni and drummer Ayanda Sikade as guest appearances during the Sisa Sopazi Tribute Concert at The Orbit in Braamfontein.
THE PATIENT BASSIST: Double bassist, Thembinkosi Mavimbela playing tunes from Sisa Sopazi’s debut album, Images & Figures at the Orbit in Braamfontein.
Trumpeter, Mandla Mlangeni delivered an emotional performance in memory of Sisa Sopazi at The Orbit
Thembinkosi Mavimbela playing with The Lindiwe Maxolo Quintet.
And here are some videos I took:
All pictures taken by Zimasa Mpemnyama (credit before using!)