Siya Makuzeni
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Siya Makuzeni

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Siya Makuzeni - Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz"

Published on Jul 4, 2016

Siya Makuzeni Is fast becoming a South African Jazz notable. Describing herself as a vocalist, trombone player, composer, arranger and a music producer, she is making waves in the South African scene with her undeniable talent. Fusing multiple genres within her performances, she played two shows at the 2016 National Arts festival in Grahamstown accompanied by her newly formed band that she hopes will enable her to push her career forward. A serious jazz performer to look out for. - CueTube - Sebastian Burger & Ethan Van Dieman

"Africa chats to Siya Makuzeni"

Africa corners Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Jazz 2016, Siya Makuzeni after her show. - Radio 702

"Siya Makuzeni South Africa's trombone playing jazz singer BBC News"

Published on Jul 12, 2016

Every year the small town of Grahamstown in South Africa’s Eastern Cape hosts the National Arts Festival.
The 11-day festival showcases the best of what the country has to offer in the creative arts sector.
One of this year's performers, jazz musician Siya Makuzeni, sings and plays the trombone.
She told the BBC's Taurai Maduna how she balances the two. - BBC Entertainment News - Taurai Maduna


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Siya Makuzeni is well known for her extensive musical range ,vocal dexterity ,experimental creativity, her passion for symbiotic cross - genre influences; and her band Siya Makuzeni Sextet present the amalgamation and embodiment of Makuzeni's skills as a solo artist. The Sextet fuses traditional jazz instrumentation with modern electronic effects and chant-like Afro-influenced loops and soundscapes ; ensemble-like harmonised vocal pads and the repertoire travels from Mbaqanga grooves , soulful ballads and polyphonic rhythms to small combo jazz. 

The band are : 
Siya Makuzeni : Vocals ,Trombone,FX Pedals/Loops 
Sanele Phakathi : Piano / Keyboards 
Sphelelo Mazibuko : Drums 
Dalisu Ndlazi : Upright/Electronic Bass 
Sisonke Xonti : Tenor Saxophone 
Thabo Sikhakhane : Trumpet 

Band Members