In his native South Africa, guitarist, composer and band leader Vuma Levin is considered one of the rising stars of jazz, ‘the biggest jazz musician in Johannesburg’, says CNN Africa.
The whole array of South African music is incorporated in his contemporary style, which is apparent on his recent album Life and Death on the Other Side of the Dream.
In his quintet, which was founded in Amsterdam, he plays with, among others, pianist Xavi Torres, two-time winner of the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award.
‘He’s an eclectically cutting edge, aesthetically refreshing new addition to the contemporary African jazz scene. He’s the personification of these exciting times for Africa and Africans around the globe. Watch out Kamasi Washington, Vuma Levin’s in the building’ (Edward Kgosidintsi, Afro Punk).
Vuma Ian Levin guitar/loops/digital samples/effects, Bernard van Rossum tenor/soprano saxophone, Xavi Torres Vicente piano/electric piano, Marco Zenini bass, Jeroen Batterink drums/percussion