A night of jazz with Rick Nanjero
13 December 2011, 14:08
Nairobi - Ricky Nanjero is one of the leading bass guitarists in Kenya and the extended East Africa Region. News24Kenya's Maureene Danielle caught up with him as he got ready for his concert on Wednesday 14th December 2011.
His greatest inspiration in his music is his life and his past and he has found a way of relating his music to it. This passion for his music has propelled him to great success in his career.
Ricky started his career as a bass guitarist about ten years ago, and he has grown to be one of the most sort after base guitarist in Kenya, playing for many of the top musicians around the country, including Eric Wainaina, Betty Magungu, Zana Ziki and Center Line. This has also got him playing for visiting televangelist in Africa including Bishop T. D. Jakes Kenya visit and that of televangelist Juanita Bynam with about half a million people in attendance. His recently released album, ‘TUCHEZE’ , makes Ricky one of the rarest bass guitarist to have produced an album with the bass guitar as the lead instrument.
Ricky has also travelled wide, and has played for audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Europe and in the United States of America
His latest album ‘TUCHEZE’ is which is hot off the stove, is a jazz collection, and carries with it a story. In his collection, he endeavors to take the listener through the transition of Nairobi's music over the various musical eras.
For you to sample Ricky’s Tucheze, join him and his friends Atemi Oyungu and East Africa’s most renowned keyboard player Aaron Krucial Rimbui this Wednesday, December 14th 2011, at 9.00 pm at the Michael Joseph Centre at the Safaricom House.
Ricky shall be holding it down with The Marafiki band and it shall be an evening of live afro jazz music from the ‘TUCHEZE’. The main cause of the concert is to raise funding to enable Ricky to travel to the U.S.A with an aim of seeking further education in his music career at the Berklee school of music in Boston.
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