Port Elizabeth philanthropic band Mojazz plan to entertain audience members with a performance that will signal in the opening of the second installment of the Jazz’Afro Sundays, presented by the PE Opera House on Sunday, October 2.
Mojazz, which consists of members Siziwe Matititi (vocals), Thembani Khubashe (bass), Siyabonga Mjijwa (on drums) and leader Khayalethu Nazo (pianist and vocalist) was formed in Motherwell NU 11 in 2003.
In 2014 they lost their guitarist Fikile “Bra Fiks” Marwana, who died from a heart attack .
The band has featured in some of the largest local and national festivals such as the Macufe Festival, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, the Nederburg International Jazz Festival and the Nelson Mandela Bay International Music Festival, to name a few.
They have shared the stage with well-known acts such as Feya Faku, MXO and Dr Victor and have also opened for the likes of Jimmy Dludlu, Zahara and Kenny Latimore during his tour to in South Africa in 2006.
Apart from their well-decorated musical background, the group also does a lot of community work which has resulted in them receiving an award for a crime and drug awareness project that they were involved with in 2014.
Their community outreach work also extends to working with organisations such as LoveLife, PE Ex-Rugby Players Association and Ubuntu Education Fund to name but a few.
The band performs tomorrow October 2 at the Barn Theatre from 5pm, the new time slot. Tickets are R70 and seats are limited. Further information from Cingiwe Skosana, (041) 585-1300 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org