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Lindiwe Maxolo

2016 Selected Artist
Lindiwe Maxolo's debut album "TIME" has received a MBOKODO Awards 2014 as Woman in Jazz, and a recipient of Arts & Culture Trust 2015 ImpACT Award in Music & Singing.• Has been nominated for the SATMA Awards 2014 as Best African Jazz Album, and Wawela Music Awards 2014/2015 as Best Creative Album of the Year and Best Female Artist Composer.• Lindiwe Maxolo’s debut CD “TIME” was nominated for a South African Music Award in 2013.• Winner of the 2002 Afro Vocal Category in the OldMutual Jazz Encounters Competition.* Performance Highlight 2015: during Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Lindiwe Maxolo was called to collaborated with Lee Oskar for two nights at Mbira Stage Convention Center.Critics have described her sound as “jazzy”, “soulful”, “lyrical”, “affirming” and “layered”.According to Lindiwe, her sound is an Acoustic experience that incorporates both African Jazz and Traditional Jazz influences. Lindiwe Maxolo has been involved with many different styles of music but her main focus remains with Jazz and African music. Lindiwe Maxolo was born and bred in the then Vaal Triangle which is now called Sedibeng.With a background that was rooted in church music, Ms Maxolo felt the need to take her musicianship to a higher level by studying music formally. She went on to graduate Cum Laude in her Honours Degree in Jazz Music from the University of Cape Town. Currently busy with her Masters degree at Wits.Lindiwe Maxolo has, for some years now, been working very hard towards establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. This is beginning to bear fruit when you look at some of the stages that she has already graced within South Africa and Internationally. She was invited to share the stage with the Legendary Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour. She has worked with some of the top South African musicians such as Sibongile Khumalo, Black Coffee, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana, to name but a few.Outside of Lindiwe Maxolo’s solo career, she is also part member of two premier South African Jazz groups namely; Three Steps Within and Acoustic Souls.THREE STEPS WITHIN is a Musical Collaboration by 3 well established South Africa Musicians, McCoy Mrubata (Saxes & Flute), Lindiwe Maxolo (Voice) & Concord Nkabinde (Bass & Voice). TSW draws from the familiar history of our Musical Heritage and journeys through the Present Experience in order to find our Future Voices.Musically, THREE STEPS WITHIN continues to explore with interesting ideas that combine theOld with the Current in order to create Future sounds.

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Friday, February 10

11:00 SAST