What I’m doing now

Improvisation

I’ve been recording improvisations that explore dissonance, limitations and free expression. I’m trying to sit with dissonance rather than shy away from it. The process is cathartic and is also a way for me to try and shed some of the cliches and the safe patterns that I so often fall back on in my playing.

Music Therapy

I am in my second year of my master’s in Music Therapy at the University of Pretoria. So far this journey has enriched my life immeasurably and although the course is extremely challenging I feel privileged to be a part of it.

From the start of the year I’ve been studying, trying to complete my research proposal and working as much as I possibly can to keep earning a living. And Covid-19 has now interrupted everything. So who knows what the future holds?

Teaching

My students currently range from a 7 year-old Tom Waits fan to a 60- something year-old “goggo” (grandma) who would like to surprise people at her church by playing guitar for them next year.

Gigs

I can’t wait to do live gigs again. In the meantime I’m playing a lot of guitar at home and I’ve done a few impromptu concerts for my building during lockdown.

Songs from the fire escape, 2020 lockdown

In normal times I work fairly regularly with two wonderful musicians: Ziza Muftic and Concord Nkabinde. Please follow Ziza on Facebook if you would like to get notifications on the gigs: Ziza

I also work with Erika Strydom in our band Starlight Jazz. We do everything from restaurants to corporate events, weddings, birthdays etc. You can find more info about booking us here:
http://www.starlightjazz.co.za/