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Thuto Motsemme @Niki’s Oasis
13 January 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| R100
Thuto Motsemme is a flexible and versatile bass player who hails from Kwa-Mashu, KZN. He was introduced to music when he was 13 and participated in local choirs as a baritone singer which led him to study music at a later stage.
In 2001 he enrolled in University of Kwa-Zulu Natal School of Music and studied Jazz and Popular Music under the supervision of Phiwe Solomon as his personal bass teacher. He graduated in 2006 with a National Diploma in Music.
He has worked with a lot of accomplished musicians in South Africa including Feya Faku, Andile Yenana, Afrika Mkhize, Steve Dyer, Bheki Khoza, Nduduzo Makhathini, Ayanda Sikade, Gloria Bosman, and Melanie Scholtz in addition he was the member of both the SAPS Brass band and Entertainment band and he is currently a member of the Young Lions Jazz Ensemble which comprises of young jazz musicians in the country.
For all these years of working with different musicians he has developed his own unique and distinctive sound which draws its influence from all sorts of variety of music including church hymn, African folk music, avant-garde, and hip-hop, jazz. His compositions are fresh, bubbly and full of energy; anyone who encountered with his music gets transformed because of intensity and his commitment to this art form called music.
This performance by Thuto Motsemme and 3 supporting artists at Niki’s Oasis Jazz Restaurant is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which 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.
Niki’s Oasis Jazz Restaurant is the original Home of Jazz in Jozi! A Home away from home where sumptuous soul food is served.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.