Mandisi Dyantyis

Wed Mar 11, 20:00 - Wed Mar 11, 23:30


Untitled Basement presents Mandisi Dyantyis live, 11th March 2019.

Mandisi Dyantyis is a South African trumpeter and vocalist who has recently released his debut album entitled Somandla, nominated for the SAMA award for best Jazz Album of 2019.

He was recently nominated for a the Mzantsi Jazz Awards and The Afrima [African Music Awards in the "Best Jazz Artist" category.

Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Mandisi began playing the trumpet at the age of 8. He Studied Classical music throughout his schooling career (Pearson High School) and emerged from the University of Cape Town with a BMus Honors Degree in Jazz Studies in 2005 where he played in the UCT Big Band for most of his studies. He is a versatile musician who composes, arranges and produces Jazz, Western Classical and African Indigenous Music.

He has played with some of SA’s best musicians over the years, including Jimmy Dludlu, The Abdullah Ibrahim Big Band, Robbie Jansen, Max Vidima, Moreira Chonguica just to name a few.

Mandisi's debut album, titled SOMANDLA (SAMA 2019 Best Jazz Album Winner), is a body of work premised on the sacred act of prayer, peppered with issues of current societal interest and most noteworthy, the “old school” romantic sentiment delivered in the persuasive elegance of his mother tongue, isiXhosa. This debut offering is a befitting exhibition of Dyantyis’ versatility as a prolific songwriter/composer, trumpeter, and outstanding vocal artist.

Mandisi is known to delivery unforgettable performances, this night will be no different.

Tickets are unreserved. To reserve seats or table/booth bookings and pre-show dinner bookings:

Email [email protected] or call 011-339-1647 (Tuesday- Saturday 10am - 6pm)

Tickets at the door are not guaranteed, if available will sell at R260pp.

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Mandisi Dyantyis
7 Reserve St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
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