Feya Faku


Feya Faku is an accomplished Jazz musician and composer. He graduated with a Diploma in Jazz Studies at the University of Natal in 1992 under the tutelage of Professor Darius Brubeck, pianist and son of renowned American pianist, Dave Brubeck. The trumpet and flugelhorn player has performed with a significant number of South African music legends. Based in South Africa, Faku travels frequently to perform on international stages with global counterparts. One of these long standing collaborations includes a partnership with the Paul van Kemenade Quintet, which now celebrates 20 years. In the past twenty years, Faku has partnered with the quintet on seasonal projects across Europeans stages. Faku has participated in teaching and fellowship programmes teaching trumpet and ensemble work. In April 2006 he participated in a residency programme in Switzerland teaching and performing with the Swiss-South African Quintet. The University Council of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University awarded Fezile a Council Prestige Award, one of the highest award awarded by the University Council.

As recently as October 2012, Faku was Artist in Residence at the opening of the International Jazz School of the University of South Africa. Over the past two years Fezile has recorded several cds as a sideman and toured the U.S. extensively with the South African group known as “Uhadi” as well as with Kesivan Naidoo & The Lights.


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Feya Faku
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 10 Jan 2017