SAMA nominated trumpeter and vocalist, Mandisi Dyantyis is set to perform at the 2020 Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF). After a prosperous 2019, in which he released his debut album “Somandla”, Dyantyis will bring his unique mix of classical jazz and african traditional beats to the renowed festival this year.
His first ever album deals with current social issues, features some romantic sentiments, and is premised on the sacred act of prayer. The album is in his mother tongue, isiXhosa and features tracks that fall into the categories of traditional gospel, Afro-pop and Jazz or Afro-jazz.
While his debut album was released only last year, Dyantyis has extensive experience in the music industry. He studied classical music throughout his school years and completed a BMus Honours Degree in Jazz Studies in 2005.
Alongside being a musician, he is also a composer, arranger and producer in Jazz, Western Classical and African Indigenous music. The SAMA nominee has worked with many of South Africa’s top musicians during his career including Jimmy Dludlu, The Abdullah Ibrahim Big Band, Robbie Jansen, Max Vidima. He also produced, played and co-written on Nomfundo Xaluva’s multi award winning albums KUSILE and From Now On.
Due to the success of his 2019 album, Dyantyis has played many a sold out show and will perform alongside local and international music icons including Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonathan Butler at the CTIJF this year. The festival will take place on March 27 and 28 at the CTICC.
Tickets are available at computicket at R999 for a weekend pass or R649 for a day pass.