The 2020 Young Artist Award Winner for Jazz, Sisonke Xonti, continues to offer listeners an exciting array of new musical material.
In November 2020 his highly-anticipated second album, ‘Migration Suite’, was released, exploring rural and urban identity and the perilous spiritual journey from homeland to the global village. The album has been a resounding success. Known for years as an outstanding saxophonist and first-call collaborator in a variety of top South African Jazz ensembles, Xonti’s debut release ‘Iyonde’ not only provided a showcase for his superlative horn work but showcased his thoroughly compelling voice as a composer, and his creativity as an arranger. As one of South Africa’s most prolific young talents on the tenor saxophone, he presents the new face of South African jazz – urban, erudite, international and skilled, but rooted no less in his culture.