The Jazz in the Native Yards in association with Concerts SA present a ‘classical meet jazz’ concert with violin player Jackey Masekela’s Quartet on Sunday 31 at kwa Sec, NY 138 in Gugulethu from 4pm.
Jackey Masekela started playing the violin in 1991 at the Diepkloof Community Hall in Soweto. He was first taught by Kolwane Mantu and later moved to Rosemary Nalden with the Buskaid Soweto String Project.
He was instrumental in the forming of the Buskaid Soweto String Project.
Jackey Masekela – Career Hghlights
Jackey Masekela has travelled to Sweden for the Falun Folk Festival with Kwela Tebza group, UK, France and Ireland with the Buskaid Soweto String Project. He has performed for the former president Mandela numerously; at his home and at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund events. He formed a group 3M-Sobathathu and the group comprised of violin, clarinet and guitar.
He has also performed at various Tshwane University of Technology high profile events such as farewell of the university’s interim Vice Chancellor, Prof Reggie Ncobo and also at the installation of the inaugural chancellor, the late Dr Adelaide Tambo and the Vice Chancellor Prof Errol Tyobeka.
Other bands that Masekela founded; includes the Tshwarang Jazz Band which has participated in the Puisano Jazz Programme ran by the Department of Arts and Culture.
Jackey Masekela has recorded four albums with the Buskaid Soweto String Project. He appears regularly at Champagne festivals hosted by JBI management and Javekin and continues to perform at a lot of corporate events and launches.
He has also performed alongside South African icons such as; Sibongile Khumalo, TKZee, Rebecca Malope at the massed choir festival. This rising star has played in America, London, Ireland, Holland, Paris, Sweden and New Zealand
Masekela has also appeared at Grahamstown National Arts Fest with TUT Drama Society with his band, Legatees. He continues to perform big bands shows with various musicians and he pursues his solo career. Locally he has performed at the annual Fete de la Musiq festival hosted by the Alliance Francaise de Pretoria and the Re-Capitoli Festival hosted the Capital Arts Revolution.
Jackey Masekela’s debut single titled Banna le Basadi was released in May 2017 and is available on iTunes and other digital stores such as; Spotify, Amazon and Google play. His solo debut album is due for release in 2019.
WHERE: kwa Sec, NY 138 in Gugulethu, Cape Town 7750 Map
TICKETS: R100/R60 students and pensioners
Chilled wines from the Wine Shaq, food and bean coffee on sale. Cash bar also available.
INFO: Luvuyo Kakaza on 060 690 8935
Concerts SA Venue Circuit aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.