One of South Africa’s experienced upright and electric bassist Mlungisi Gegana to perform at The State Theatre PDF Print E-mail

Down to earth, unassuming and humble; Jazz Bass Guitarist, Mlungisi Gegana will be performing at the Jazz and African Music Nights. The Jazz and Music Nights is a series of events that has been going on at The SA State Theatre for a few years now. Bro Mlu, as he is affectionately known, will be performing at from 20:00

Mlungisi Gegana traveled around the country to find his musical home. The man with over a decade of experience in the art of the bass guitar has settled in Johannesburg and he released a long awaited Jazz fusion album aptly titled; One Step Forward in 2004.

Hailing from the Eastern Cape, Mlungisi is a brilliant self-taught Bass Guitarist whose musical career saw him grow from pop music (with The Black Slaves) ,occasional club appearances (notably Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown) to a leading South African Jazz name with respect from his peers (Godfrey Mgcina, Vusi Khumalo and Louis Mahlanga to name a few) and a home with a prominent booking agency, BakTu Musik. 

Credited as an exciting songwriter as well, Mlungisi Gegana wrote all the songs on his debut album, arranged and produced them too! He draws inspiration from Traditional and Mainstream Jazz fusion resulting in a style recognized as hard to classify but a pleasure to enjoy. 

“I pick up the bass (guitar) and start playing around with notes. If I hear something I like, I find it just naturally develops into a song..” says Mlungisi Gegana.

Mlungisi Gegana ishas just launched his follow up album titled; ‘I am who I am’.

Entrance at the door will be R80.00