|Ntomb’khona Dlamini, Jimmy Mngwandi & Danny Lerman||10:00pm – 11:00pm
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Their combination of African vocals and Jazz is a one of a kind adventure!
Ntomb’khona Dlamini came to New York from her Native South Africa to perform in the Broadway cast of Sarafina. The went on to join the original cast of the Lion King playing Rafiki. She also did stints in Godspell and Riverdance. She has recorded with Grover Washington on “Soul Strut” and “Power of One” and Tupac on “A River That Flows Forever” and with Johnny Mathis. She has performed with Diana Ross on the Oprah Winfrey show and on the Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall shows. She also sang at the Essence Awards, the Tony Awards and at the United Nations.
“Ntomb’khona Dlamini..leads the pack here, her vocalizing rising to the rafters.”..Houston Arts Week
Jimmy Mngwandi is among South Africa’s most sought after bassists, writers and producers, He has performed with legends like Mirium Makeba, Hugh Masekela, saxophonist David Murray, flutist Yusef Lateef, bassist Rufus Reid, Jamaican Gutarist Ernest Ranglin and Sbongile Khumalo. and written and recorded platinum CDs for Sony/South Africa, Bongo Maffin, Brothers of Peace and Simphiwe Dana’s album, Bantu Biko Street. Mngwandi has also recorded his own album, as a member of the EMI/South Africa group Bezwaan.
Danny Lerman’s a riveting saxophonist who has performed with Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewett, Norman Connors and Danny Boy, among others and shared concert bills with Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Sergio Mendes, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal and the Ghetto Boys. Lerman’s CD’s “Do You Feel?,” “Danny’s Island,” and “Meow Baby,” have received much airplay from the USA to Venezuela, Turkey, Hong Kong , South Africa and Holland. Lerman has also performed with symphonies in the USA and the Netherlands featuring his original music.