JAM [Jazz Artist Management] has been in the making for the last 20 years.
Over this period, Real Wired Music has been approached by many great artists to help with management and exclusive booking.
2019 is the year that we decided to offer a few artists management and in some cases, exclusive booking contracts.
We aim to help shape careers, mutually make the right decisions and join the journey with a few great artists.
Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Mandisi began playing the trumpet at the age of 8. He Studied Classical music throughout his schooling career (Pearson High School) and emerged from the University of Cape Town with a BMus Honors Degree in Jazz Studies in 2005 where he played in the UCT Big Band for most of his studies. He is a versatile musician who is also a composer, arranger and producer not only in Jazz but Western Classical and African Indigenous Music as well. He has played with some of the country’s top musicians over the years. These include Jimmy Dludlu, The Abdullah Ibrahim Big Band, Robbie Jansen, Max Vidima, Moreira Chonguica just to name a few. He has produced, played and co written on Nomfundo Xaluva’s multi award winning albums KUSILE and From Now On.
He currently holds the position of Musical Director for theatre company Isango Ensemble (site.isangoensemble.
[Review 20th February 2019]
This is what Dan Bilawsky from All About Jazz magazine had to say:
“Trumpeter and vocalist Mandisi Dyantyis, born in Port Elizabeth in the early ’80s and based in Cape Town today, has been a steady presence on the scene for well over a decade. Somandla, his debut, makes the case for a multi-faceted artistry with an impassioned outlook. Opening on the a cappella vocal layers of ‘Molweni’, a number blending folk purity and a near-operatic strength, Dyantyis presents a mature and self-assured sound. But it’s not just vocals that offer that face. The same confidence comes through on the slow and soulful ‘Olwethu’, where his trumpet shares the spotlight with Wells’ tenor. He’s a serious double- threat and a talent worth knowing.
The prayerful ‘I Search’, which happens to be one of two tracks featuring Lilley on piano, finds Dyantyis using his horn to look for answers. Elsewhere he’s often the one giving them. The follow-up, ‘Because You Knew’, moves from moody introspection to stirring heights and back again. ‘Ingoma Yenkedama’, pairing Dyantis’ sincere vocals with pianist Bokani Dyer’s wistful chording, makes a deep impression on the heart. Finally, the slow-groove R&B of ‘Molo, Sisi!’, grounded by Sean Sanby’s bass and pianist Blake Hellaby’s steady support, finds both of the leader’s voices giving their all. Whether you speak the language or not, everything Dyantyis says (and plays) sings straight and true.”