Supporting the Legendary Hugh Masekela

I’m still tripping that this tour has been offered to me…

I’m touring as a support to Legends South African Jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela and Pianist, Larry Willis.

November 5th was the first date of this tour and meeting Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis was one of the coolest experiences with musicians I’ve had. Watching Hugh do Tai Chi; him, Larry and their tour manager cracking jokes over take away food back stage, hearing Larry and Hugh together warming up – magical. Piano keys sang around the dancing smooth horn lines distinct to Hugh’s sound. Both in their seventies and celebrating 50 years! of working together, this duo breathe each others spontaneous creativity. Definitely a landmark experience in my artist’s career (along with performing with Baaba Maal).

Big Thanks to David Jones at Serious, The PRS Foundation “Women Make Music” award and to Jon Speedy for being my partner in crime for this project.

Click for tour dates on Serious’s Website: Hugh Masekela and Larry Wills + Zena Edwards

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