Guitarist, composer, producer, and bandleader Billy Monama will take to the Jazz on the Hill stage on Sunday, 24 November 2019.
The self-proclaimed “new generation South African musician” has the aspirations of taking music from a multitude of cultures on the African continent to greater heights. Testament to this are the diverse musical projects and groups with which he has performed and recorded, which include “Crazy For Jazz: Our Journey Through Music”, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Workshop, and internationally acclaimed artists like Themba Mkhize, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Malaika, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Andile Yenana.
Billy Monama has performed as a bandleader at various well-known concerts and events in his brief musical journey. The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, and collaborative performances with US saxophonist, Dave Koz, and Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, Luyanda Sidiya, stand out as highlights.
In 2017, Billy Monama released his debut album, “Rebounce”, which was nominated for five 2018 Mzantsi Jazz Awards.