Khumalo was born in Meadowlands, Soweto in 1979. He studied at Thobeka
Primary School and in 1993 completed his matric at Pace Community College.
Moses then went on to study at Manu Technical College from 1994 – 1998.
his first year at Manu, Moses studied piano, and in February 1995 started
playing his primary instrument, the saxophone. On completion of these
studies, Moses received a diploma in music theory, music history, and oral
(including songwriting and ensemble) as well as performance saxophone and
first gig was at the Grahamstown Festival in 1995 with the Soweto Youth
Jazz Band, under the auspices of Mokale Koapeng. The orchestra went on to
perform in places like London and West Africa for the next three years.
burst onto the local jazz scene as a member of the late pianist Moses
Molelekwa’s band and spent the next three years performing both locally
fresh talent and remarkable ability lead to a great demand for the young
saxophonist who has performed with the likes of: Hugh Masekela, Sibongile
Khumalo, Themba Mkhize and Paul Hanmer. Moses has been part of various
bands including renowned musicians: Khaya Mahlangu, Vusi Khumalo and
is currently performing as Moses Khumalo and friends. His band is made up
of highly talented musicians and has become a constant feature at various
clubs in and around Johannesburg. As a composer, musician and songwriter
Moses is regarded as one of South Africa’s finest developing artists.
His recent signing to premier independent record label Sheer Sound is
testament to that fact.
His debut recording, Mntungwa, has been released and encompasses the many musical aspects that he is becoming famous for.
more information contact: Sheer Sound
bookings contact Eleanor Campbell at Sheer Entertainment.
+27 11 444-1818