Contemporary and African Jazz
Durban based pianist and composer SIBUSISO MASH MASHILOANE, is a prolific artist whose academic credentials speak volume for the kind of passion and discipline he has for music.
He has a Masters in Jazz Performance and graduated Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Mash is an integral performer and has been well received by audiences while touring the country and beyond to promote his albums “Amanz’ Olwandle” (2016) and “Rotha – A Tribute to Mama” (2017). Amanz’ Olwandle won two Mzantsi Jazz Awards for Best Jazz album and Rotha is currently nominated for the prestigious international Afrima Awards in the category of best male in Southern Africa.
Not only is Mash a great artist in this very vibrant time in South African jazz music, he is also a teacher with a focused goal to help grow talent from a firm foundation of African Roots. He lectures at the University of KwaZulu Natal and Durban Music School. His focus is to teach and organize live music performances with his students focusing on South African composers. Mashiloane is currently doing his PHD focusing on South African composers.