Mzwanele Maqhosha formed Blaze Jazz Band in 2005. Since its formation, Blaze Jazz Band has performed with the cream of South African jazz, including Feya Faku, Stompie Mavi, McCoy Mrubata, Bongani Tulwana, Ernie Smith, MXO, Musa Mavundla and many more. The band regularly performs at the Ebubeleni Music Festival and isiXhosa Music Festival and have also performed at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda. Collaborations, including with the PE Opera House on the Nelson Mandela Bay Concert Series tribute to Stompie Mavi amongst others.
Vocals: Bulelwa Gahe and Phikolomzi Mali
Flute: Bongani Tulwana
Drums: Sakhi Nompozolo
Bass Guitar: Thembani Kubashe
Keys & Guitar: Mzwanele Maqhosha