On Friday, 9 June we welcome a father and son duo to lead the Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evening for our 16-year anniversary special! In partnership with the City of Ekurhuleni, the Mail & Guardian, the Sowetan and SAfm, the June Jazz Evening will be the first time that the Birchwood Hotel stage will feature a lineage of talent.
Multiple SAMA Award winning artist, Ringo Madlingozi, and his first-born son, Phila Madlingozi, will be showing off their vocal talents as they lead the evening’s song choices.
Blessed with his father’s vocal “pipes” and music appreciation, Phila is delighted to be the opening act for Ringo’s performance. Phila is best known for his acting roles in SABC 1’s Intersexions and on Mzanzi Magic’s drama series, Isikizi. His talents extend beyond the world of TV though and in 2014 he was selected as one of the top six sexiest men in Mzansi’s Sexiest Men competition. In 2015, Phila introduced the public to his vocal talents when he made the top 16 in Idols Season 11 and, since then, has been writing music, singing, rapping and dancing at various events.
In addition, we welcome not one but three local comedians to our stage! Hosted by resident MC Hector Motivator, the June Jazz Evening will feature Ekurhuleni-local Sister H, known for her multilingual humour, the hilarious Kgomotso “The Hitman” Madimetya, and newcomer Siya Seya, who has been catching the eye of some of SA’s best comedians.
Enjoy an evening of delicious food and memorable performances with friends by booking your table of 10 at R4 500 or R450 per a person. Starting at 8pm sharp, don’t miss out on a bumper anniversary line-up and a chance to win some of the great prizes on offer!