Susy back with therapeutic jazz jam

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The musician who loves to imitate the sounds of Grover Washington Junior, an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist, is performing with her band consisting of Fernando Paulus on drums, Dennis Eiseb on keys, Obed Kwabi on bass guitar, Imms Nicolau on lead guitar and Raymond Pande on vocals.

“Music lovers can expect a unique live experience of Jazz, funk and soul,” promises Suzy. A positive, young, aspiring Jazz musician, she attended a one year music course at the London Centre of Contemporary Music between 2009 and 2010. Suzy has worked with South African House DJ, Groove Candi, and featured on her debut track, I decided.

She performed at the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters in 2011 sharing the stage with Jimmy Dludlu and Simphiwe Dana. Suzy started 2012 by opening for South African house sensation, Mi Casa at the Windhoek Showgrounds. She has performed at numerous festivals and corporate events in Windhoek. Currently studying Jazz Studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho in the United States, the young saxophonist has also shared the stage with the likes of Gazza, Sally and DJ K-boz, Shishani, Kashela-Kashela and Ras Sheehama. The performances start at 20h00 and entrance fee is N$60.

Meantime, Namibia’s intangible cultural heritage will be showcased with a talk show and live performance featuring the Original Jazz Masters and Erna Chimu at the Katutura Community Art Centre (KCAC) next Wednesday. Veteran musician Frederick Kamburutue a.k.a. “Kariki” is to give an extended talk and answer questions from the audience on his musical past as a saxophonist with bands such as the Dakotas and the Original Jazz Masters. Veteran musician Carlos Kambaekwa is also giving an extended talk and answer questions from the audience on his musical past as a keyboardist and as a second lead guitarist for the Baronages in the late 1970s and 1980s. Baronages was the first black band to perform at the German DHPS Hall in Windhoek. In the late 1980s Carlos was the lead guitarist for the first Namibian multi-racial band. Today, Carlos is an award-winning sports editor for the New Era Newspaper, also known for his articles on music of the past.

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