Jazz artists show off their talents

The V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre was packed with supporters at the Jazzathon over the weekend

People from all over the city flocked to the V&A Waterfront to support local up-and-coming artists at the Jazzathon – an annual free showcase at the Amphitheatre.

The showcase took place from Friday January 13 to Sunday January 15, and featured local bands and artists including the IMAD band from Khayelitsha; The Fantastics from Bonteheuwel; CW Music Foundation from Lotus River and The Lekker Crew; among other artists.

Malibongwe “Pizzo” Magatyana from Khayelitsha on the sax
Chumani Qoboka from Khayelitsha plays some chords on the bass guitar
IMAD Khayelitsha band participants Emihle Salman and Phila Mkhontwana, both from Khayelitsha
Musician Oom Flupke from Observatory did a spot performance for the crowd.
Michelle Thomas from the group Three Tons of Fun getting ready to take the stage
Thurston Maduna from Lentegeur in Mitchell’s Plain on the bass guitar
Reon Williams from Lentegeur in Mitchell’s Plain plays the piano as part of the Young Visitors
Lead vocalist Shade (ACCENT ON E) Pretorius from Bonteheuwel’s The Fantastics