AndFem

AndFem

Based: Johannesburg

The pair is a gorgeous mix of talent and energy and provide top notch musical entertainment that is stylish, suave and sophisticated as well as fun, interactive and uplifting for all corporate events, from networking cocktail functions through to scripted award evenings and launches.

Beautiful and popular Corporate Entertainer, Singer and MC, Andy Klee joins forces with the brilliant Femi Koya, the famous West African saxophonist that has made waves in the local and international Jazz and Afrobeat scene.

Andy and Femi are a vocals and sax duo that keep with the times and the ‘heartbeat of Africa’ and are the epitome of velvet opulence and golden groove based in the heart of Jozi.

AndFem playfully serenade audiences with Contemporary Pop hits through to Jazz standards and Afrobeat dance beats. This is one colourful duo that will have you dancing along with them in the aisles!

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Ethnix Sax & Strings

Ethnix Sax & Strings

Based: Johannesburg

Atmosphere, class and style – performing light jazzy, African and contemporary classics, this ensemble provides background music and entertainment for up-market events, dinners, cocktail functions and events where soft, sophisticated ambience is required.

The ensemble strives to perform music that suits a diverse cross-cultural audience and accommodates different styles of music.

The music ranges from soft, jazzy music such as “Summer time”, “Misty” and “What a wonderful World” to African favorites “Meadowlands”, “Pata Pata” and “A cry, A smile, A Dance”. Some Kenny G numbers skillfully performed on the saxophone and classical music such as Pachelbel’s “Canon” and “Air on a G-string” on the violin. Together with the Double Bass, the ensemble has a full acoustic sound which completes any event.

They can perform quiet acoustic numbers as well as pick up the tempo later during the evening to more energetic Latin – American, Cuban and swing styles. Up-tempo African classics such as Emlanjeni (Mafikizolo) and Ndihamba Nawe lifts the mood and get the fingers clicking.

 

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The Horizon

The Horizon

Based: Johannesburg

The Horizon is a guitar playing duo. They’ve been performing together from 2010 and have since become starts of corporate functions, weddings, parties and many other occasions.

Over the years they’ve found themselves working with numerous acts such as vocalists, saxophonist and full bands (bass player, drummer and keyboards). They are as efficient with additional acts as they are a duo.

Although Jazz, pop and African music dominates their repertoire, they often wander into many other genres at request. Their repertoire boasts over 60 songs fit for weddings, parties, corporate spaces, concerts and many others.

Professionalism has governed the group since the beginning of their career, they respect each other as they respect their clients.

 

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African Jazz Pioneers

African Jazz Pioneers

Based: Johannesburg.

In the early 1950’s Bra Ntemi and his Alexandra All Star band hit the cutting edge of South Africa’s music scene, blending American big band sound with traditional Majuba tempo’s and Marabi influences.
They enjoyed enormous success and had a huge following in those days. Sadly, all this came to an end in the late sixties with the demolition of Sophiatown, when big bands went out of fashion.

There are few bands in South Africa that do the big band sound more infectiously and with more accomplishment and just plain love for the genre than the African Jazz Pioneers. With their wonderful happy music that celebrates life, the African Jazz Pioneers will make your head spin with joy.

International fame came soon after their first overseas tour as part of the Casa conference in Amsterdam in 1987. After the easing of the boycott in 1990, the African Jazz Pioneers were among the first to travel all over the world and perform at festivals in France, Japan, Switzerland, England, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Holland. During these years they shared the stage with the likes of Youssou N’Dour, Quincey Jones, Gilberto Gil, Nina Simone and Chick Corea, to name but a few.
Their music has been released in more countries than can be named here.

Since that first performance in Alexandra, African Jazz Pioneers have evolved to a point where their invigorating concerts have become famous at venues throughout the country and neighbouring states. The band reaches everyone, from high society to liberation movements and political rallies, including the honour of performing several times for out country’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.

The African Jazz Pioneers are:

  • Albert Kumalo – bandleader, guitar
  • Brahms Hlabatau – tenor sax
  • Sello Mnayaka – alto sax
  • Mpho Sithole – alto sax
  • Levy Kgasi – trumpet
  • Thabang Ramagofu – trumpet
  • Phillix Tau – bass
  • Madoda Gxabeka – keyboards
  • Aron Manana – Drums
  • Khanya Ceza – vocals.

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Afro Divas

Afro Divas

Based: Durban.

Afro Divas is a female group composed of four vocalists: Yolanda Cenge, JamyLee Simons, Khutala Cenge and Ntombi Cenge.

The Afro Divas is one of the most exciting and versatile groups in Kwa-Zulu Natal and it features strong lead vocals and fabulous harmonies.

Afro Divas have performed in Dubai International Jazz Festival and other Corporate Functions in South Africa. They have performed in Scotland at the 2014 Common Wealth Games in Glasgow and in Tanzania for a South African Day.

They have shared a stage with Hugh Masekela, Phuzekhemisi, Mahotella Queens, Freshly Ground, Rod Stewart and MiCasa. The Afro divas have also worked with Vicky Sampson as backing vocalists.

The trio has been selected as a group that will represent Kwa-Zulu Natal for a South African arts and Development Agency sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, the National Lottery and 999 Music. Afro Divas have also released a single CD titled “Africa Unite”.

They perform for various functions such as Jazz festivals, corporate functions and team building events.

Their Music Genre consists of African Jazz, Afro Pop, Pop music, contemporary and Afro Soul Music.

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Atmosferic

Atmosferic

Based: Johannesburg.

Atmosferic is the definitive crossover jazz band for any hip, up-market corporate event or celebration that requires musical excellence, a finishing touch of chic sophistication & a generous dose of va va voom!

The diversity, extent & hip interpretation of Atmosferic’s repertoire makes their music accessible to all. Their song list can also be specifically shaped & themed to suit the vibe of each event.

For those who prefer contemporary adult sounds, Atmosferic synergizes elements of tradition with avant-garde, blending & groove shifting between swinging standards, acid jazz, rhythmic Latin, retro-funk and smooth á la mode favourites.

Whether as a 3-piece of Wendy Allen Twyford on vocals with Graeme Currie on double bass & Roland Moses on piano, or with the inclusion of drum kit, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and/or trombone – this stylish outfit enhances an atmosphere of class for a memorable occasion…allowing their unique energetic blend of music to perfectly synchronize to the tone of any gathering.

If you wish to add a splash of panache while your guests sip sundowners to the sultry sounds of a cocktail set or create a passionate soundscape to get your party pulsing on the dance floor…Give them the real feel… Give them the Atmosferic experience!

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