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Josie Matabola

UKZN Alumni Josie Matabola, live at the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music

Press release:

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents Pretoria vocalist and UKZN Alumni Josie Matabola on Wednesday 26 October 2022 at 18:00.

This blooming artist is a deep-rooted up-rising jazz vocalist with an altered defined sound to her music. She acquired her expertise at Vusi Mahlasela Music Academy, and at the University of KwaZulu Natal where she completed her Jazz undergrad studies.

She also went on to work with Salim Washington, Andile Yenana, Sello Galane, Judith Sephuma, LouisMhlanga, MXO , Morayks and Paseka, Sanele Phakathi, Dalisu Ndlazi, to name a few. Josie has performed at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Moretele Tribute festival , the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, the State Theatre , Black Lebone, The Chairman and many more venues across the country. Performing at the Standard Bank The joy of Jazz is one of her Music highlights. Josie is carrying out her music just as she has always wanted as it is a culmination of where she has been and where she is headed.

The music project by jazz vocalist Josie Matabola is a collection of original and inspirational songs in Tswana, Isizulu. She also covers some of her favourite artists. It is fusions of South African and American jazz with most of her songs being about her life and her personal experiences. The song Mme Le ntate is for her parents. Also expect to hear her other originals such as Lerato , which she composed after the xenophobic attacks , and a song about her journey in music Mpho ya mmino.

Gig listing:

Josie Matabola

Doors Open: 17:30,

Show Starts: 18:00

Tickets: R100, pensioner tickets are R70 and student tickets are R40

Josie will joined by Thuto Motsemme on bass, Zibusiso Makhathini on Piano, Tshiamo Nkoane on drums Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet and Ofetse Sebola on saxophone. Booking is essential and needs to be done by 3pm Wednesday, 26 October 2022 at 18:00. Email zamat1@ukzn.ac.za to book.


Oct 26 2022


6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 26 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music


Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
University of KwaZulu-Natal, 238 Mazisi Kunene Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4041
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