McCoy Mrubata, saxophone

Saxophonist, flute player, band leader and composer McCoy Mrubata grew up with the sounds of African music: the soulful hymns of the Zion Church, the chants and rhythms of traditional healers and the brassy jive of the Merry Macs band who rehearsed opposite his home. In 1989 he formed Brotherhood, which also included guitarist Jimmy Dludlu, pianist Nhlanhla Magagula and Lucas Khumalo. In 1990 the band won the Gilbey's Music For Africa prize. In addition, McCoy has collaborated with a dazzling array of South African jazz players, and with overseas artists such as Airto Moreira and Flora Purim.

McCoy Mrubata @ JIMF 2012

3 February 2012, Cinema Improvisando