Impelling the growth of
Jazz female instrumentalists
Linda Tshabalala is a saxophonist from Daveyton, Benoni. Introduced to music in the course of her high schooling, after matriculating Linda resolved to pursue a career in music. In 2002 she joined the Music Academy of Gauteng under the tutelage of Bra Johny Mekoa.
Within the first year, she assumed a position in the Academy’s big band and subsequently toured Holland and Sweden with the band. In 2004 she was part of the big band that was invited to perform at the then International Association of Jazz Educators in New York.
Video footage of A live performance session with the band when Linda was in studio recording her album titled Convergence: Bekezela Siyeza.
She has finally released her debut album with much anticipation from the public, called Convergence: Bekezela Siyeza. The album is a culmination of songs from her student days to date, it’s a reflection of all the work and time it has taken for her to get to this point in her career.