Mandla Mlangeni Live at the Market Theatre


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As the festive season dawns closer the Market Theatre is gearing up for the holiday season with a celebration of music and majestic performances by trumpeter and composer Mandla Mlangeni. Mandla Mlangeni is the current Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2019. He is also a 2019 Fellow at UWC’s Centre for Humanities Research.

Mandla Mlangeni has carved a name for himself in collaborating with strongly rooted titans both locally and abroad such as but not limited to David Murray, Evan Parker, Feya Faku, Louis Moholo, Shabaka Hutchings (UK), Ganesh Geymeier (CH), Barney Rachabane, Sipho Mabuse, Hugh Masekela, Khaya Mahlangu, Andile Yenana and Afrika Mkhize, to name a few.

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Mlangeni is founding member of Amandla Freedom Ensemble (Bhekisizwe 2016 SAMA nominated Best Jazz Album and Born To Be Black: A Celebration Of The Conscious Soul. He is also a recipient of the 2016 Pro Helvetia Artist In Residence in Bern, Switzerland where he collaborated with many esteemed musicians culminating in a SADC Album Tour Launch in 2019.

Over the past few years the Market Theatre has been a prominent space for budding young musicians under the banners Live at the Market and Jazzy July. The brands look at relatively young South African musicians who have showcased exceptional ability in their genres.

Presented under the Live at Market music banner, the Market Theatre has demonstrated over the years that there is no shortage of talented men waiting to break through into the spotlight. Mandla Mlangeni’s one night only much-anticipated performance at the Market Theatre Saturday 2 November 2019 will be a fresh take on his music while bringing together a cutting-edge combo of South Africa’s finest musicians in the form Afrika Mkize (piano) Nhlanhla Radebe (bass) and Siphiwe Shiburi (drums).

Every generation has its own leading lights and Mandla will help shape the trajectory of jazz trumpet playing. Join him as he takes audiences on a mesmerising and invigorating night of jazz for one night only, book your seats now R150! For special discounted tickets call any one of the Market Theatre Foundation’s audience development team who will assist you with making your booking. Alternatively, book directly on

To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641 ext 203/083 246 4950, Magret Charova 011 832 1641 ext 326/ 079 656 2340 and Jabulisile Mofolo 011 832 1641 ext 204/ 083 203 0531


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