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Neil Gonsalves has a Masters' degree in Jazz Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His performance credits include various national music festivals with numerous South African jazz and Afro-beat luminaries as well as his own band, Tonk. He has extensive international touring experience after a 4-year stint as part of Johnny Clegg's band. He has just released "North Facing". Recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with some of the best young jazz musicians from there, it represents an interesting blend of modern South African jazz and Nordic cool. He is currently on the staff of the Music school at UKZN where he teaches and co-ordinates the various jazz programmes. His music is joyous and communicative and seeks to reflect the attitude with which South Africans take on their responsibilities as new global citizens.

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