The legendary trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela presented a retrospective extravaganza in Rose Theater to celebrate his 75th birthday and to mark the 20th anniversary of a democratic South Africa in this timelessly special performance from 2014.
Since his passing in 2018, Masekela has been inducted into the Jazz Ertegun Hall of Fame having left an everlasting and undeniable impact on the world of jazz. His solo career spanned five decades, during which time he released over 40 albums (but was featured on countless more). He had worked with an incredibly diverse pool of artists ranging from Dizzy Gillespie, to Marvin Gaye, to Miriam Makeba and more. Playing some of his greatest hits, Masekela unsurprisingly brought the house down with his all-star band.
Hugh Masekela, flugelhorn, vocals
Cameron John Ward, electric guitar, vocals
Randal Skippers, keyboards, vocals
Abednigo "Fana" Zulu, electric bass
Lee-Roy Sauls, drums, vocals
Francis Fuster, percussion, vocals