Ayanda Sikade Live
Ayanda has also worked with the most accomplished jazz musicians in South Africa and abroad. Namely Feya Faku, Bheki Mseleku, Robbie Jansen, Barney Rachabane, Darius Brubeck just to name a few.
He has worked with his old time friend Nduduzo Makhathini (Blue Notes Artist) who is a National treasure when it comes to South African Jazz Music. He recorded 8 albums including the no 5 ranked album in the world (Ikhambi). When Nduduzo Makhathini was invited to play at the Joy Of Jazz International Jazz Festival 2018,they were lucky to be Graced by Master Azzar Lawrance and Micheal Bowie.
He recently released his debut album called Movements. The album was inspired by the influences of different masters like Zim Ngqawana, Lulama Gawulana just to name a few. His debut album was launched and released on the 8th June 2018 at the Orbit Jazz Cub in Johannesburg. On the album he worked with Sydney Mavundla (Trumpet), Herbie Tsoaeli (Bass), Feya Faku (Guest Trumpet), Malcom Jiyane (Trombone), Mthunzi Mvubu (Soprano/Alto Saxophone), Nhlanhla Mahlangu (Tenor/Soprano Saxophone) and Nduduzo Makhathini (Piano).
He has played in many Festivals around the world namely, Winter Jazz Festival in New York ,Tempere Jazz Festival in Tempere Finland 2008, Cape Town Jazz Festival ,Safaricom Jazz Festival Kenya,Joy Of Jazz Johannesburg, Cape Town International Jazz Festival with many great South African musicians, including Feya Faku, Herbis Tsoaeli, Nduduzo Makhathini and others
Ayanda has just finished recording his last offering, with music from childhood memories that was sung and influenced by his Grandmother. The album is called Makhulu(grandmother) as a token of appreciation to his grandmother and all grandmothers of the world, because of their teachings both in music and life generally. The album features some young and highly talented group of musicians in the South African music scene. A long time brother, friend and a colleague Nduduzo Makhathini is on Piano, Nhlanhla Rhadebe is on Bass, Simon Manana on Alto saxophone and Ayanda Sikade on Drums.
Sat 30 Oct 2021