(Shows: Skibbereen, Everyman, Ballydehob Jazz Festival)
Concord Nkabinde (South Africa), is a performing and recording artist, composer, arranger, record producer, and an educator.
Nkabinde began his pursuit of music as a kid in his hometown of Soweto. Later he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and worked as a full-time Music Teacher. It was performing live as a Bass Guitarist that led him to working with South Africa’s & International musicians such as Johnny Clegg, Abdullah Ibrahim, Colin Vearncombe AKA “Black”, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phil Manzanera, Lionel Loueke, Hugh Masekela, Roy Ayers, Ernie Smith & many more. He received the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz in 2006.
As a composer, Nkabinde has written for commercial projects as well as commissioned works for the SAMRO Foundation and UNISA Competitions. As a writer of Film & TV music, Concord composed the musical score for the documentary film “A Tree has Fallen: Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu”.
Concord runs his own record label, Drocnoc Music, through which he has commercially released 2 CDs & a live DVD which was nominated for a South African Music Award in 2012. He has served as a Board Member of POSA (Performers’ Organization of South Africa), as a Vice-Chairman of CASA (Composers Association of South Africa) and as General Secretary of MCSA (Music Creators South Africa).