Nduduzo Makhathini

Bio

Nduduzo Makhathini is an award-winning pianist, improvisor, healer and scholar from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He is a recipient of prestigious awards such as the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, South African Music Award (SAMA) and AFRIMA among others that have made him an influential figure. Makhathini has nine albums under his belt with his last album Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds on Blue Note Records and many as a sideman.

He has performed and collaborated with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Moreover, he has performed with Busi Mhlongo, Zim Ngqawana, Azar Lawrence, Billy Harper, Nasheet Waits, Logan Richardson among many other greats.

Makhathini has also done prestigious venues such as the Blue Note and Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York. He was also in the line-up for this year’s Winter Jazz Fest.

As an academic Makhathini is heading a music department at the historic University of Fort Hare while completing his PhD at Stellenbosch University. Makhathini’s work moves between jazz and improvisation while making connections to African cosmological aspects with a strong focus on ritual.

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Izinkonjana - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Vermont Jazz Center
Acknowledgement:excerpt (John Coltrane) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Vermont Jazz Center
Emlilweni - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet
Izinkonjana - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Blue Room (Kansas City)

Music

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Ivangeli
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Ancient Dance
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From An Old Bag Of Umkhumbane
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Echoes Of You
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Siyokukhumbula
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Videos

Izinkonjana - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Vermont Jazz Center
Acknowledgement:excerpt (John Coltrane) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Vermont Jazz Center
Emlilweni - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet
Izinkonjana - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Blue Room (Kansas City)
Abantwana Belanga (The Children of Kemet) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at The Blue Room (KC)
Izinkonjana - Nduduzo Makhathini live at Jazz and Vines
Unonkanyamba (The Mystical One) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Dizzy’s
Omnyama Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet feat Shabaka Hutchings live at Dizzy’s NY
Amathongo Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Dizzy’s
Umlayez’oPhuthumayo Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet feat Alfredo Colon
Unonkanyamba - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet (Live at Stanford University)
Omnyama/Nyonini Le? - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet (Live at Stanford University)
Ithemba - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet (Live at Stanford University CA)
‘Sunset Meditations’ Nduduzo Makhathini and Shabaka Hutchings
Nyonini Le? Nduduzo Makhathini Solo Piano
Uphunyuka Bemphethe - Nduduzo Makhathini
Unonkanyamba (the mystical one) - Nduduzo Makhathini live at Birdland
Greetings: Umkhomazi - Nduduzo Makhathini live in Berlin (solo piano)
Umlayez’oPhuthumayo - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet Live in Bix (Stuttgart)
Emlilweni - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Duc Des Lombards
Isithunywa (Bimhuis Soundcheck) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet
Koma - Nduduzo Makhathini w/ The Throwing of the Bones
Yehlisan’uMoya Short Documentary
Modes of Communication III
Ubumbano - Nduduzo Makhathini w/ A Trip to the Underworlds
Senze’nina (The Creation of a New Man) - Nduduzo Makhathini
Acknowledgement (John Coltrane) Nduduzo Makhathini with Letters from the Underworlds Collective
Umthakathi/Saziwa Nguwe - Nduduzo Makhathini Feat Azar Lawrence at Joy of Jazz
Resolution (John Coltrane) Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrance at Joy of Jazz
Modes of Communication : #StayHomeSessions with Nduduzo Makhathini
Umthakathi: Meditations for Credo Mutwa _ Nduduzo Makhathini w/ Letters from Underworlds Orchestra
Nduduzo Makhathini - Yehlisan'uMoya (The Making Of)
Nduduzo Makhathini and Camille Thurman rehearsing 'Ithemba'
Unyazi (idlozi dance) - Nduduzo Makhathini Ensemble
Umlotha - Nduduzo Makhathini with A Trip to the Underworlds
Revelations/Amathambo (Azar Lawrence) Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrence
Amathambo - Nduduzo Makhathini Live at The International Jazz Extravaganza
Umyalezo Ophuthumayo - Nduduzo Makhathini's Letters The Underworlds Project Live at the Blue Note
For You - Nduduzo Makhathini's Letters From The Underworlds Project (Live at the Blue Note NY)
Unyazi - Nduduzo Makhathini's Letters From The Underworlds Project (Live at the Blue Note NY)
Joy (Bheki Mseleku) performed by Nduduzo Makhathini's Duma Tribute Ensemble
The Other Side - Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrence (special guest Omagugu)
Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit (McCoy Tyner) Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrence
Nduduzo Makhathini's Duma Tribute Ensemble - Timelessness (Live at the Market Theatre)
Ithemba - Nduduzo Makhathini
Mama Africa - Nduduzo Makhathini featuring Khaya Mahlangu
Shine - Nduduzo Makhathini (Live at CTIJF 2018)
Amathambo (Chant) Nduduzo Makhathini Homecoming Concert
Cetshwayo - Nomajerusalema (Nduduzo Makhathini Homecoming Concert 2017)
Lakutshon'ilanga Nduduzo Makhathini Trio
Duduzile - Nduduzo Makhathini (Live at IJE Durban ICC)
Impande Nduduzo Makhathini iKhambi Live at the Durban ICC
Mama Africa, Waltz For Trane and Amathambo - Nduduzo Makhathini
Intro 'Innocent Child' Nduduzo Makhathini
Ntombizodwa - Nduduzo Makhathini
Umlahlankosi - Nduduzo Makhathini with The Cure Collective
Umthakathi - Nduduzo Makhathini with The Cure Collective Featuring Omagugu
Ndiyahamba Thandiswa Mazwai (Nduduzo Makhathini Piano Solo)
Shwele - Nduduzo Makhathini
You're In Chains Too - Nduduzo Makhathini
Umthakathi Nduduzo Makhathini with The Cure Collective
'Confluence' Live at the Centre For Jazz UKZN
Alphinah Nduduzo Makhathini Quintet featuring Stirling Combine Choir
Sobantu Nduduzo Makhathini Quintet Live at the Guild Theatre
Lakutshon'ilanga Nduduzo Makhathini Quintet featuring Omagugu
Part VII : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
Part VI : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
Part V : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
Part III : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
Part II : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
Part I : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
A taste of things to come: Alphinah (Rehearsal at Musikerwohnhaus)
For You By Nduduzo Makhathini And Mgidi Trio
Alphinah By Nduduzo Makhathini and Umgidi Trio
Umsunduzi by Nduduzo Makhathini and Umgidi Trio
From an Old Bag of Umkhumbane by Nduduzo Makhathini and Umgidi Trio
Lift Those Voices by Nduduzo Makhathini (rehearsal with the singers)
When Rivers Meet by Nduduzo Makhathini Live at the Jazz Campus Basel
Mama Africa - Nduduzo Makhathini Solo Piano Live at Centrum Dkms
Nduduzo Makhathini Tyner's Visit (live at the Freedom Station)
Nduduzo Makhathini Supreme Light (Live at the Afrikan Freedom Station)
Nduduzo Makhathini Sketches of Tomorrow
Deja Vu Nduduzo Makhathini
Truimph of the unsung by Feya Faku Live at Straight No Chaser
From An Old Bag Of Umkhumbane Live at the National Arts Festival 2015
Supreme Light Nduduzo Makhathini Listening To The Ground Live at The National Arts Festival 2015
How Sweet Thy Sound Nduduzo Makhathini Live at The National Arts Festival 2015
Tyner's Visit by Nduduzo Makhathini
For You Nduduzo Makhathini 'Listening To The Ground' Project
Nduduzo MaKhathini 'Listening To The Ground' behind the scenes
Nduduzo Makhathini Mother Tongue and Sketches of Tomorrow Projects Live in Durban 2014
Siyokukhumbula by Nduduzo Makhathini
OUR FATHER by NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI
Baby Girl By Omagugu
Umsunduzi
#Let everything sing
#Hope love light
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2000

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