In associaition with Concerts SA, Jazz in the Native Yards presents Tutu Puoane, returning to Cape Town for another captivating performance with her world class Belgian band at Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha this Sunday, 8 October from 4pm.
Puoane is a graduate of The University of Cape Towns Music School as well as the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands) with Rachel Gould.
While Puoanes local following is still on the rise, she has a significant international following she has performed all over the world in, Italy, US (New York and New Orleans), Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Luxemburg and Switzerland. Some of her greatest fans include international music luminaries such as harmonica-legend Toots Thielemans and queen of jazz vocals, Dianne Reeves.
She has released two albums with her band, Song in 2007 and Quiet Now in 2009, which won a SAMA in 2010. Both of which received critical acclaim. One of Europes best big bands, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, invited her to work with them on a collaboration, resulting in an album called Mama Africa, celebrating the life and times of Miriam Makeba, which acquired the South African Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2011.
Her accolades include; the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters for Cape region (2000), a merit award for young promising talent at the Daimler Chrysler South African Jazz competition (2001), and the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award for music (2004).
This weekends showcase which forms part of the Jazz in the Native Yards sessions comes after full-house performances at Johannesburgs prestigious Joy of Jazz Festival 2017, where Puoane featured her band comprising of Ewout Pierreux (piano), Nicolas Thys (bass) and Dre Pallemaerts (drums).
Tickets can be purchased at the door, at an affordable R100 per ticket.
The two time SAMA Award winner Puoanes Quartet tour was made possible by Flanders State of the Art and the northern federated state of Belgium.
This initiative is supported by Concerts SA, a joint South African/Norwegian live music development programme, which works with musician promoters, venue owners and audiences, towards a vibrant and viable live music circuit in Southern Africa.