Date(s) - 03/06/2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Umtiza Arts Festival returns with a Jazz offering and more…presenting..Phumlani Mtiti – The Family Suite. Phumlani Mtiti is an artist. Born eMthatha and found his musical feet in Gqeberha under many great teachers. He’s performed with South African music legends as well as contemporary artists across genres. Mtiti leads his own groups, is a decorated sideman and a studio session musician, having recorded on over 30 albums to date. In 2011 his jazz duo, Ological Studies, earned the 2011 SAMA award for Contemporary Jazz Album. In 2023, he wrote and produced iCherrie Yam, a film that debuted on Mzansi Magic. Umtiza Arts festival will stage ‘The Family Suite’ in its entirety. “Covid forced us to reflect. This music deals with the impact certain family members have had on me. I had ideas lying around but got time to think about them and fine tune them during covid. It’s my private journal written in music and I hope people enjoy listening to it as I did writing it.”The Family Suite will comprise of a jazz quartet, piano, double bass, drums and Mtiti on saxophone.
“I have other grand ideas on how I view the world but, charity begins at home.”
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