Archive for September 10th, 2019

Don Vino – All The Way

South Africa’s export hits are in particular raw materials, but South Africa’s wines and music are better known. South African smooth jazz had its heyday during the collaboration between Dave Love (Heads Up Records) and the South African label Sheer Sound. Jonathan Butler is certainly the most famous musical ambassador of his country.

In the meantime a new generation of musicians has grown up. It is therefore time to introduce them. Don Vino Prins aka Don Vino celebrates this year 20 years in music. He is best known for his Saxy Vibes show. Prins grew up in an area called Epping Forest, a part of Elsies River.

His first instrument was the banjo, then he switched to the trumpet before he moved to saxophone at the age of 15 years. As a musician, he has toured Europe, Dubai, Australia and the United States playing with the likes of Grammy Award winners, Kirk Whalum and Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Jonathan Butler or Gerald Veasley.

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