McCoy returns to Gugs

After a full house performance at Guga S’thebe in Langa, in June, saxophonist McCoy Mrubata is back to do another gig, this time at Kwa Sec in Gugulethu, on Sunday December 4. He will be joined on stage by his long-time pianist friend Paul Hanmer.

The event is organised by Concerts SA and Jazz in the Native Yards. The duo will be joined by some of their friends to play some of their favourite co-compositions and from McCoy’s several CDs.

McCoy’s performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit, which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small-and medium-sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

Jazz in the Native Yards uses different venues in the Western Cape to promote music appreciation in the jazz genre.

From March to April McCoy toured the America with superband Uhadi. Performing with South Africa’s most sought-after musicians, Paul Hanmer, Herbie Tsoaeli, Feya Faku and Justin Badenhorst. McCoy says it is more than fitting to come home to perform after such a long time.

He recently launched his DVD, McCoy Mrubata Live at the Market Theatre. The DVD was shot in 2015 during the International Jazz Day launch last year as part of the celebrations.

In May, he was part of a South African Dutch exchange band that performed at the Amersfoort Jazz Jazz Festival Netherlands. He has also released a CD that was recorded last year In Switzerland called McCoy Mrubata Live at the Bird’s Eye Jazz Club.

The gig starts at 3pm. Tickets for adults are R60 and R40 for pensioners and students at the door.

For more information contact Luvuyo Kakaza at 060 960 8935.