Mthunzi Mvubu

Bio

Mthunzi Mvubu is a South African based saxophonist and flute player. Mostly self-taught, he
started his music career at the age of 14 at the Music Academy of Gauteng under the
mentorship of the late Dr. Johnny Mekoa.
While in the MAG (Music Academy of Gauteng) Jazz Orchestra, Mthunzi toured with the big
band in countries such as England, Sweden, USA, Germany, Russia to name but a few.
He was also a part of the big band that accompanied Kevin Mahogany and Everest Greene.
With the South African Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, Mthunzi formed part of the section backing the Legendary American groups such the O'Jays on their tour in South Africa.
He was part of the South Africa chosen Horn section accompanying the Temptations and
Clarence Carter (USA).
He has played on stages around the world with the finest musicians like Abdullah Ibrahim,
Themba Mkhize, (the late) Victor Ntoni, Omar Sosa, Nduduzo Makhathini, Feya Faku, Tsepo
Tshola, Jason Yarde,Thandi Ntuli, Jimmy Dludlu, Thandiswa Mazwai and Herbie Tsoaeli to
name a few.

Recently he was part of musicians accompanying Steve Turre at the Tshwane international big
band Festival amongst others. Mvubu has also been touring Europe and USA extensively with
the Shabaka and The Ancestors group with has won the 2020 Downbeat 68th annual critics
poll for rising star-jazz group.
Mvubu is undoubtedly the most recorded saxophonist in South Africa, appearing in over 19
albums. Internationally he has recorded and performed with Lionel Loueke and Shabaka
Hutchings.
With the experience and undoubtedly passion for music, he is working on his debut album wich will be available February 2021.

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Videos

Mthunzi Mvubu Trio
Mthunzi Mvubu Quartet Live at Dyertribe Studio.
Thandi Ntuli Interview Episode2
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts - With Ayanda Sikade
Mthunzi Mvubu Quartet
Zim Ngqawana's 'Bantu' Rainbow Nation ZAR Jazz Orchestra feat. Mthunzi Mvubu
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (Oumou)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (Wassoulou)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (Salaam Peace on Earth)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (Ouidah)
Mthuzi Mvubu Live (Loueke)
Mthunzi Mvubu (ICU, Pt 2)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (ICU, Pt 1)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (A Long Way from Home)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (Flying Without Leaving the Ground)
Mthunzi Mvubu Live (Farafina)
Mthunzi Mvubu at The Orbit 2015
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts - Episode 10
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts : Episode9
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts : Episode 6
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangout
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts -Sphelelo Mazibuko Interview Episode 1
Mthunzi Mvubu Virtual Hangouts : Episode2

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