Archive for September 7th, 2019

Don Vino – All The Way

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa saxophonist Don Vino aka Don Vino Prins  makes his instrument talk, whether sax or clarinet and supports himself with a talented group of accomplished musicians and singers. It has been a long-held dream for Cape Town-based saxophonist, Don Vino Prins, to headline his own gig at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The announcement of his inclusion on the 2019 line-up was not only welcome but just seemed like the right timing. This year Prins celebrates 20 years in the music business as the Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Growing up in Elsies River, religion played an important role in Prins’ life and he started off playing the banjo in church. A friend introduced him to Christmas Choirs and Malay Choirs and he even played the trumpet for a while. But it was at the tender age of 15 that he discovered the saxophone after listening to jazz legend Robbie Jansen. When he isn’t performing on a stage, Prins is most often found in a classroom, teaching music. In 2010 he created a community music school in Delft, training youngsters to read music and perform. He also works extensively with Camillo Lombard on the training and development elements of espAfrika, which form part of the Jazz Festival.

Now he debuts with his album All The Way.

Buy All The Way at iTunes.