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 by contacting us on +27 (10) 035 0368.




  • 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.



29 January 2023

Sydney Mavundla Quartet
Sydney Mavundla (Trumpet/Flugel Horn)
Sanele Phakathi (Piano)
Amaeshi Ikechi (Bass)
Peter Auret (Drums)

Born in Johannesburg and grew up in Barberton (Mpumalanga). In 1992 he entered The University of Natal for a B Mus. Degree in jazz studies under the directorship of Prof. Darius Brubeck. He took trumpet lessons with Michel Schneuwly (Principal trumpet player KZNPO) and orchestration with Chris Metz. 
In 1995 he won a scholarship to study in the USA Florida International University (Miami) with the renowned Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and John Bailey (USA). In classical field he has worked with Johannesburg Music Initiative (JMI), Kwa Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO), Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (JFO), and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO). 
Presently Sydney is working with different set ups including his own Quintet. He has toured extensively in and out of Africa. A debut album was recorded and released in the summer of 2016 and got a SAMA nomination 2017. 
I make and play music for the enjoyment and the healing for the listener.

5 February 2023

Siya Makuzeni Quartet
Siya Makuzeni (Trombone)
Darlington Okofu (Piano)
Dalisu Ndlazi (Bass)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (Drums)

Led by Siya Makuzeni, Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2016 , the Siya Makuzeni Quartet draws musical  influences from Xhosa music, traditional and modern jazz, soul, electronic and experimental music. The band has had prominent performances since 2016; with appearances at Market Theatre’s Jazzy July series, Joy Of Jazz Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival as well as being billed as the opening act for the Jazz Epistles Reunion performance in 2016.
Siya has released a full-length album, titled Out Of This World, which features Justin Faulkner on drums from Branford Marsalis Quartet. She performs as the Quartet with:
Siphelelo Mazibuko: Drums
Dalisu Ndlazi: Bass 
Sanele Phakathi: Piano / Keys
Siya Makuzeni: Trombone, Vocals, Pedals

19 February 2023

Benjamin Jephta Quartet
Benjamin Jephta (Bass)
Sisonke Xonti (Saxaphone)
Keenan Ahrends (Guitar)
Peter Auret (Drums)

Born 14 July 1992, bassist and composer Benjamin Jephta (30) has made a name for himself as one of South Africa’s premier double and electric bass players. A graduate of the jazz program at the University of Cape Town in 2013 he has performed both nationally and internationally since the age of 14 and he has worked with notable South African jazz musicians including Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo and manyothers.
With two albums as a bandleader, multiple award nominations and wins, Jephta, the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list recipient also received the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz award in 2017.
Benjamin regularly sessions with various South African hip-hop and pop artists, as well as on TV programs including The Voice SA, Dancing with the Stars SA and musical directs the ‘late night’ show The Bantu Hour on SABC 2. After graduating from The Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston, USA, with a Masters degree he moved to New York City where he has since performed with Danilo Perez, Terri-lyne Carrington, Jason Palmer and Dianne Reeves among others. He is currently based in Johannesburg, working as a performer, film/TV composer and lecturing in Jazz Studies and Film Composition at the University of Witwatersrand composer.

26 February 2023

Mthunzi Mvubu Quartet
Mthunzi Mvubu (Saxophone/Flute)
Afrika Mkhize (Piano)
Dalisu Ndlazi (Bass)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (Drums)

Mthunzi Mvubu is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist, Flutist, composer, Co founder and Curator of the South African Saxophone Symposium. He is undoubtedly the most recorded saxophonist in the South African music milieu. He has been playing music for the past 23 years since started at 14 years under the tutorship of the late Dr Johnny Mekoa of Music Academy of Gauteng.

“ My approach to music comes from a place of no alternatives, I surrender to the sound both as a side man and a band leader.”