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Multiple award-winningguitarist Jimmy Dludlu has a unique style which has endeared him to audiences all  over the world. An iconic figure in the South African Jazz scene, Dludlu has made his mark as one of the finest  musicians the country has ever produced. With 6 hit albums, groundbreaking collaborations with the likes of  Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie, Chicco and Sipho Mabuse as well as numerous awards to his name, including SAMAs for Best Male Artist, Best Newcomer and Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Dludlu  continues to inspire listeners with his distinct Afro-Latin-jazz sound.  His career took off in earnest in the mid-1980's, when he worked with various southern African bands and  musicians including Impandze from Swaziland, Kalahari and Satari from Botswana and Ghanaian saxophonist  George Lee. His debut album for PolyGram, Echoes from the Past, was released in September 1997 to a  wealth of superlatives from the media. The album was also well received by the industry, selling over 25 000  copies within two years of its release and enjoying popularity in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden  and Hungary.  An intimate documentary about Jimmy's career was produced by Cape Town-based film director Revel Fox.  Entitled The Birth of Jimmy Dludlu, the 30-minute portrait is a tribute to Dludlu’s profound influence on the world  of jazz.  A show-stopping live performer, Dludlu is a frequent guest artist at music festivals including Paris La Villette, the  Grahamstown Smirnoff Jazz, the Johannesburg's Arts Alive and Guinness Jazz festivals and with a constant  stream of high-profile appearances, this legendary musician is nothing short of unstoppable. 

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''Bhekumuzi Hyacinth Mseleku, generally known as Bheki Mseleku (3 March 1955[1] – 9 September 2008[2]), was a jazz musician from South Africa. He was a pianist, saxophonist, guitarist, composer and arranger who was entirely self-taught.[3]

Mseleku's father was a musician and teacher, and a Cambridge University music graduate, who had religious beliefs that prevented his children from ready access to the family's upright piano in case any of them should pursue something as "devilish" as music.[4] His mother gave him the keys while his father was away, but the piano ended up as firewood one winter's evening. During his childhood, Mseleku suffered the loss of the upper joints of two fingers in his right hand from a go-karting accident.[4] He explained in a 1994 South Bank Show dedicated to him that this was wholly due to the restricted health care available to Black South Africans under Apartheid''

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