Mandisi Dyanty is back eRhawutini

Mandisi Dyantyis is a South African trumpeter and vocalist who has recently released his debut album entitled Somandla, nominated for a SAMA for best Jazz Album of 2019. He was also recently nominated for the Mzantsi Jazz Awards and The African Music Awards (AFRIMA) in the ‘Best Jazz Artist’ category.

Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Mandisi began playing the trumpet at the age of eight. He Studied Classical music throughout his schooling career (Pearson High School) and emerged from the University of Cape Town with a BMus Honours 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, Somandla, 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,and this night will be no different.

*Untitled Basement presents Mandisi Dyantyis live, 6th December 2019 at 20h00. 7 Reserve Street. Tickets available at Quicket