Funk’D Jazz

Funk’D Jazz

Based: Johannesburg

Introducing FUNK’D JAZZ… 

A collective of this country’s very finest musicians who present to you the unique genre of CROSS-OVER JAZZ

A perfect blend of all things uber hip ’n jazzy, infused with plenty of spunky funk, colourful acid soundscapes, sizzling swing & deep soulful groove.

The FUNK’D JAZZ outfit enhances an atmosphere of class & pizzazz for a memorable occasion, allowing their unique energetic blend of music to perfectly synchronize to the tone of any gathering.

They are able to deliver a laid-back offering that creates the perfect backdrop for a cocktail session or dinner music set.

The FUNK’D JAZZers can however also certainly step it up and get folks moving and pulsing to their funky tunes.

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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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Organic Lounge

Organic Lounge

Based: Johannesburg

Pushing the boundaries of background music Organic Lounge combines top Café del Mar style DJ’s and South Africa’s leading musicians in jazz improvisation to create a unique musical experience for every event. Keeping the sound contemporary, they fuse together elements of bossa, swing, chill out, electronica, Latin and minimal house skilfully mixed by the DJ and complimented by live jazz.

Introducing trumpet, sax, percussion, keys and even vocals into the mix, you can choose the perfect combination of musicians for any event. The whole effect is visually and aurally stunning without being too intrusive. For bigger and more impact you can have more than one musician and additional lighting. Organic Lounge is perfect for cocktail functions, parties, dinners and corporate receptions where a classy and contemporary background atmosphere is required without intruding on the function.

Organic Lounge performed 5 shows for the opening of the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa in Dubai and have shared the stage with top South African DJ’s and bands (most recently Mi Casa and Euphonik). They have performed at top South African venues including Montecasino, Emperors Palace, Taboo Night club, Birchwood Hotel, Mondovino, Fashion TV Cafe, Sun City, Sandton Convention Centre, Westcliff hotel. Notable highlights include the MTN Radio awards, Telemundo International Channel launch at Movida, Africa Polo cup, iPhoneographySA Exhibition and events for BMW, SABS, Coca Cola, UNISA to name a few.

These musicians in their individual capacities have also performed and held residencies in popular venues worldwide from London to Dubai, Australia, Germany and more. They have represented South Africa at a number of cultural awards and have performed at Jazz Festivals including North Sea Jazz Festival, (Netherlands), New Orleans (USA), Standard Bank Joy of Jazz (South Africa), Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Jazzathon. They have also collaborated with many of South Africa’s most respected artists – Themba Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo, Hugh Masekhela, Khunle, Vusi Khumalo, Judith Siphuma, Danny K, and top DJ’s, to name a few.

 

 

 

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Triple Treasure Band

Triple Treasure Band

Based: Johannesburg

Triple Treasure is a very versatile corporate function and party band, consisting of some of South Africa’s top musicians and vocalists. The band features   female vocalist, Minisaa  Pat,  who started singing at  the tender age of fourteen. She was also the youngest choir mistress in her native country and she has trained and coached several choirs and groups in the past.

Kingsley Kalu (more popularly known as Carlos) is probably one of Africa’s most celebrated guitarist / vocalist / composer. He started music at the age of 17 and specializes in drums, bass guitar as well as keyboards. He has performed with many well-known acts and is currently the band leader of the Triple Treasure.

Triple Treasure Band cover all genres of music, Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Commercial, Afro Jazz, Soul etc and perform at various music festivals and venues around the country like Soweto Festival of Light (Dec 2013), Indaba Bridal Expo,  Moyo Melrose Arch, Acoustic Cafe, News Cafe, Morning Star Hotel etc.

 

 

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The Fizz

The Fizz

Based: Cape Town

Duo Option: Vocal and Sax

*accompanied by partial backing tracks

Trio Option: Vocals, Sax & DJ / Percussionist

*accompanied by partial backing tracks manned by DJ

This delightful funky trio bring you a vintage musical experience with the smooth and sassy sounds of a bygone but not forgotten era. They cover swing & jazz standards of the greats, modern songs with a swing twist and sometimes throw in a dash of soul, funk, blues or pop oldies. They can even end off with the foot stomping sounds of the DJ’s collection of electro-swing at your request. Their set can be tailored to suit your event.

Ghia Koch-Human with her rich, warm and expressive voice has been wowing audiences around South Africa. She covers a mix of genres: jazz, blues, swing, R&B, electronic triphop to name a few. She launched into doing a multitude of live performances varying from resident vocalist at club gigs to doing a short stint as part of the Electro-swing outfit which performed at the KKNK Arts festival 2014. Ghia also wowed audiences as the opening comedy cabaret act for Conrad Koch’s ‘Missing’ show at the Joburg Theatre in 2015. Then, more recently teamed up with Charles Tertiens in the sold out Comedy Cabaret show C’est Bizarre’.

Django Flaherty is a music producer, DJ and audio engineer from Cape Town. As a DJ, he’s best known for electro-swing, tech house and all kinds of funk, though his repertoire spans everything from rock-n-roll classics to the top 40. He lives and breathes audio, recording and mixing music and short films by day, and playing a wide array of parties and functions by night. In 2015, he was the resident DJ at Catacombs. Prior to 2014, he held a three-year residence at Polana in Kalk Bay, and co-owned a mobile DJ business called Bandwagon Music. He is also part of electronic outfit “Pravda”.

Simon Bates (Saxophonist) with a BMus from University of Natal Durban and MMus from University of Cape Town has played in a multitude of bands ranging in styles like crazy circus music, reggae, punk rock, salsa, swing and more for more than 20 years. At the moment he also jams sax for “The Rudimentals” (reggae/electro/dancehall) as well as “Rumswinger”.

 

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Jazzimandi

Jazzimandi

Based: Cape Town

Zami  Mdingi is a rare talent with a voice that is truly exceptional. Following a prolific career with the Barnyard Theatre, she was signed by EMI to record her debut album in 2008. In 2009 she joined popular group, CODA, whose recent single Go Insane is hitting the airwaves across the nation.

The group has performed at numerous high profile events and international events, including concerts (Miss SA 2010, Jazzathon, Jazz on the Rocks, Home For All, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Woman of the Year, Nederburg Concert Series, Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre), fashion shows (Cape Town Fashion Week, Durban Fashion Week), sports events (J&B; Met, Durban July) launch parties and government events. Internationally CODA has performed in the Seychelles (3 times), Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Dubai (twice) and Luanda, Angola (Dec 2011).

Jazzimandi features CODA’s acclaimed lead singer, Zami Mdingi in an intimate and riveting jazz trio context.  Performing with talented musician, Nelson Malela (piano / keyboard) and Perfe Sylvna (bass), this sultry, smoking collaboration is reminiscent of a by-gone era.   The repertoire consists of well known jazz standards presented in a fresh context, allowing Zami’s luscious voice to shine. Jazzimandi is an up-market corporate entertainment act that is making their mark across SA.

 

 

 

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