Rashid Lanie Quartet at Lucky BeanLucky Bean Restaurant
Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, producer and recording artist Rashid Lanie performs at Lucky Bean in September 2.
Rashid Lanie was a star on the Jozi jazz scene in the late 80's and early 90's, performing with, amongst many others, Vusi Khumalo, Bakhiti Khumalo and Lawrence Matshiza in the ground-breaking Jazz group Theta.
An internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, producer and recording artist, Rashid performed at the World Cup 2010 Kick-Off Celebration Concert in South Africa. He performed with John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Shakira, Alicia Keyes and Black-eyed Peas. He has also worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Will.I.AM, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Hugh Masekela, Ernie Watts, Bobby Womack, Slash, The UN Jazz Orchestra, Jonathan Butler, and the world-famous Agape International Choir, to name a few.
Rashid went to Los Angeles in 1994 with scholarships to the University of Southern California and the Musicians’ Institute in Hollywood. A year later he was invited to be the Musical Director for the launch of the Lion King album “Rhythm of the Pridelands”, featuring musicians from the bands of Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Adam of the Ants and Yanni. He received the award for Best Arrangement from the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers for “Infant Eyes” by Wayne Shorter, and was nominated Best World Music Artist as part of the Prince Ayengo Band, by the Los Angeles Music Awards.
Rashid is well-known in his native South Africa not only for his musical accomplishments, but also for his political activism in the fight against apartheid. In 1992 he was commissioned to write “The People Want Mandela”, a song celebrating Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and was personally honoured, with 11 others, at a press conference following Mandela’s release. He has spoken at the United Nations on behalf of South African musicians, and has served as vice-president of the South African Musicians’ Alliance. While in South Africa his band, The Rashid Lanie Jazz Trio, performed regularly at music festivals and on South African television.
Rashid is especially honoured to have performed for the Dalai Lama at the 1999 Sacred Music Festival in Los Angeles.
To date, Rashid has released four CDs of original music.
Rashid will be on piano and will be supported by Sydney Mnisi on saxophone, Lex Futshane on acoustic bass and Bernice Boikanyo on drums.
Sunday 2 September at 7pm. Booking is essential.
R120 for the performance. Meals will be billed separately and the performance is not an option without a meal.
16, 7th Street, Melville
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Lucky Bean Restaurant, 16 7th street Melville Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa