Swing City

  • Artist/s: Loyiso Bala (voice), Nathan Ro (voice), Graeme Watkins (voice), Justin Holcroft (sax), Neil Engel (trumpet), Bez Roberts (trombone), David Cousins (piano), Amaeshi Ikechi (bass - NG), Justin Badenhorst (drums)
  • Duration: 1hr 10min
  • Age Recommendation: All
  • Available From: June 28, 2020

Swing City features three of South Africa’s best-loved singers backed by a thunderous jazz band. Their sound is hip and fresh, yet pays due respect to the jazz traditions of old. Swing City consists of Lonehill Estate’s Nathan Ro, whose love for swing music has always been deeply entrenched; Graeme Watkins, whose background in music and theatre started as a swing singer long before his success on Idols or in his indie rock band “The Graeme Watkins Project”; and Loyiso Bala, with a classical training in music and a modern transformation as part of the TZKee crew and the Bala brothers.

Three of SA’s best-loved singers pay tribute to the Swing tradition