Linda Sikhakhane


Linda Sikhakhane is a South African born saxophonist, composer and arranger. He was born in Umlazi Township near Durban where his love for music was triggered at an early age. This saw him attending classes under the tutelage of Dr Brian Thusi and Khulekani Bhengu at the Siyakhula school of music. He obtained a Diploma in Jazz /Pop Music at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal under Prof Mageshen Naidoo in 2012.

Sikhakhane has played with respected South African and international artists such as Barney Rachabane, Feya Faku, Marcus Wyatt, Herbie Tsoaeli, Andile Yenana, Nduduzo Makhathini, Afrika Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo, Gregory Potter, Malcolm Braff and many more. Linda features on Nduduzo Makhathini's Mother Tongue album and formed part of Afrika Mkhize's Septet. Linda is part of the H3 ensemble who feature on many South African records including McCoy Mrubata's Brasskaap record, Zakes Bantwini's Dance, Thuto Motsemme's My Dream. Sikhakhane won the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship in 2016.

ZAJohannesburg, South Africa


Linda Sikhakhane
Profile added by SAMRO FOUNDATION on 19 Jan 2017