Jazz Sundays at Sanctuary Mandela

Join us every Sunday between 12pm and 3pm for Jazz Sundays



Jazz Sundays at Sanctuary Mandela

Join us every Sunday at Sanctuary Mandela between 12pm and 3pm for Jazz Sundays.

Choose your ticket option for the show only (R300 per person) or a ticket including a delicious 3-course meal (R600 per person) featuring a delicious menu inspired by Madiba's favourite dishes. Both tickets include a complimentary glass of bubbles and for guests taking ticket only tickets, meal options will be available to purchase on the day.

Tickets are limited and sell out fast, so book your tickets now. 



  • Great Food

    Insights restaurant offers guests a place to enjoy and share delicious meals with friends and family, just like Madiba loved to. In memory of his love for food, our restaurant serves as a tribute to his favourite dishes.

  • Great Music

    Our jazz musicians change weekly but one thing we are certain of is that each week our guests will be exposed to great music. Keep an eye on our schedule below for upcoming show details.

  • Great Company

    Sundays are traditionally a day to spent with loved ones. Whether you bring your best friends or close family, you are sure to have a great time enjoying great music and great food together.

  • Delicious Cuisine

    The menu, carefully crafted by Xoliswa Ndoyiya, offers a choice of delicious contemporary cuisine inspired by Madiba's favourite dishes.

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    30 JUNE 2024

    Tiro and Soul Blend

    Tiro Molete - Saxophone
    Mpho Malahlela - Bass
    Mbuso Ndlovu - Keys
    Nyiko Ubisi - Drums

    Tiro Molete is a South African saxophonist from Tembisa, Johannesburg. Influenced by his father's music collection, he first encountered a saxophone in a local brass band during primary school. In 2010, he joined the Moses Molelekwa Jazz Band, performing at venues and festivals across South Africa and internationally. Tiro has collaborated with renowned artists and bands, including the Mzansi Ensemble, Sibongile Khumalo, Gloria Bosman, Lindiwe Maxolo, Caiphus Semenya, Kunle Ayo, and the Gurulogic Band. He is currently the lead saxophonist for Dr. Sello Galane.

    7 JULY 2024

    Chantal Willie-Petersen

    Chantal Willie-Petersen - Double Bass & Vocals
    Phuti Sepuru - Piano
    Mathapelo Matabane - Viola

    Chantal Willie-Petersen, the first female President of SAJE (South African Organization for Jazz Education), is a multi-talented artist known for her prowess as a jazz composer, bassist, pianist, vocalist, scholar, and lecturer. With cum laude Master's degrees in Jazz Voice and Jazz Double Bass, she has collaborated with esteemed musicians worldwide, including Grammy-nominated group Zap Mama. In 2022, her commissioned composition "Kloppe Roep - Calling Bells" premiered at the University of Michigan, Center for World Performance Studies. Chantal's contributions extend to academia, where she serves as a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at WITS University, focusing on colored identity, African feminism, and historic sound. She has received prestigious grants and awards, including the ARA (Arts Research Africa) PhD Grant, Van Lanchots Scholarship, and SAMRO awards.

    7 JULY 2024

    Velaphi "Blues" Mabaso

    Velaphi Blues Mabaso – Flute & Pennywhistle & vocals
    Thulani Shabangu – Guitar & vocals
    Lungile Kunene – Drums
    Gontshe Makhene – Percussions
    Sakhile Mpendulenhle – Bass


    Impande Band was launched on 12 June 2021 in Orlando East, Soweto, by a group of highly experienced musicians seeking to formalize their association. The band members include Velaphi Blues Mabaso on flute, pennywhistle, and vocals; Thulani Shabangu on guitar and vocals; Lungile Kunene on drums; Gontshe Makhene on percussions; and Sakhile Mpendulenhle on bass. Impande prides itself on its members' extensive expertise, diverse musical capabilities, and significant collective experience. The band includes music educators, composers, sound engineers, and highly rated session musicians with international travel experience. Impande aims to assist members in navigating the local music industry, promote excellence, and produce and market members' music. Their first album showcases a mix of jazz, African folk, Kwela, and Isicathamiya, reflecting the diverse contributions of each member.

    21 JULY 2024

    Hendrick Monyeki

    Hendrick Monyeki- Vocals
    Ossy Opticalkeys Sambo - Keys
    Mano Simeli - Bass
    Sinikiwe Mabaso - Drums
    Tshepo Tsotetsi - Alto Saxophone

    Hendrick Monyeki is a gifted tenor singer known for his versatility across jazz, ballads, and gospel. He graduated from the Music Academy of Gauteng, where he studied under Dr. Johnny Mekoa and American saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Monyeki interned with the Gauteng Jazz Orchestra, performing with renowned musicians like Ernest “Stompie” Manana and international stars such as George Benson. Since 2018, he has taught music at the academy and holds a Bachelor of Music from Unisa, along with certificates in Public Administration and Project Management. He has performed at high-profile events, including Jacob Zuma's Presidential Inauguration and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. In 2018, he organized the "Tribute To South African Legends" concert in honor of his late mentor and became an ambassador for Rennies Travel and Urban Zulu.

    28 JULY 2024

    Lwanda Gogwana

    Lwanda Gogwana - Trumpet
    Stanley Matlou - Drums
    Emmanuel Paul - Double Bass
    Aldert Du Toit - Guitar

    South African jazz trumpeter and composer Lwanda Gogwana is a three-time 2012 SAMA award nominee for his debut album, "Songbook Chapter 1." In 2016, he released his second album, "Uhadi Synth." As a composer and bandleader, he contributed to a compilation album by Brownswood Records, set for release in January 2021, and featured in AfroSynth Records' October 2020 compilation. Gogwana facilitated workshops at the 2020 Arts Alive Virtual Festival and participated in International Jazz Day 2020. He performed and arranged for the Khaya Mahlangu Big Band and was part of the South African Jazz and Health Alliance youth jazz camp. Gogwana has collaborated with numerous artists, including Ray Phiri, LIRA, Jimmy Dludlu, Mafikizolo, and Jonas Gwangwa.