Luzipho to help Bay musicians

Nomahlubi Jordaan

PORT Elizabeth-born jazz musician Titi Luzipho returns home today to host free training workshops for Bay musicians.

Luzipho, who has rubbed shoulders with jazz greats Jimmy Dludlu and Judith Sephuma, is also performing at the Humerail Hall in Humewood.

The University of Cape Town jazz performance student said she wanted to share with others what she had learnt.

“The workshop is just my way of giving back to my community. It is to educate musicians on the business side of the industry and to teach them how to develop their skills,” she said.

Luzipho, who is being managed by the Bala brothers, comes from a musical background.

“My mother, Vuyelwa Qwesha- Luzipho, who is a member of a band called the PE Jazz Divas, has taught me a lot about music,” she said.

Tonight’s show will include a mix of western and African jazz standards. As an extra treat she has brought along the multiaward winning musician Thandiswa Mazwai’s band.

“I will be performing with the band, but they will also do their own repertoire without me singing,” she said.

Luzipho said while plans for her album were in the pipeline, she wanted to focus on building her brand first.

“I’ve been having gigs in Cape Town and the last one was with Jimmy Dludlu. For me what’s important right now is getting people to know me and know my music,” she said.

The hour-long workshop will be run at the Red Location Museum in New Brighton from 11am. Anyone is welcome. Tonight’s show at the Humerail Hall starts at 7pm. Tickets cost R200 per couple and R150 for a single.

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