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Buddy Wells

Saxophonist, composer, and arranger, Buddy Wells has had the pleasure of performing and recording with many well-known South African and foreign musicians.           
Projects in which he has been involved in band leadership, composition and arrangement include Tribe 2001- present (performed at North Sea Festivals in Cape Town 2002 and in Den Haag Netherlands 2002, and Swedish Jazz Celebration in Stockholm 2006, Grahamstown Arts Fest 2006), Kusasa 1994 - 1997(Winner of the 1995 SAMIX Best Unsigned Band Competition), and The Truly Fully Hey Shoo Wow Band 1995-1998(Nominated for the 1997 SAMA Award for best Contemporary Pop Album).  Member of Jimmy Dludlu’s C-Base Collective from 1995-2002.  Member of Mark Fransman’s Strait and Narro 2002 – present.
Current projects include The Buddy Wells Trio, The Kyle Shepherd Quartet, Dave Ledbetter and the Clearing, Strait and Narro, Breakfast Included, Tucan Tucan, The Adamu Trio, Offshore Jazz Quartet, The Emily Bruce Trio, Buddy has written songs recorded on by Tribe, Melanie Scholtz and Nothutuzelo Puane, and recently recorded a track on “Jazzing and Jiving… The Cape Town Sessions” released by African Cream records.
Live performances include Feya Faku, Judith Sephuma, Moses Mololekwa, Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Bheki Mseleku, Simpiwe Dana, Joe McBride,  Musa Manzini, Melanie Schotz, Carlo Mombelli, Marcus Wyatt, Andre Peterson, Rahul Sharma, Victor Ntoni, Voice, Adamu, Interzone, Dondo, Gerald Veasely, Loading Zone, Flat Stanley, Vusi Khumalo, Ernie Smith, Thandi Klaasen, Abdullah Ibrahim, Gloria Bosman, Tucan Tucan, Thandi Klaasen, Tina Schouw, Alou April, Bokani Macha, Babu, Cuba Libre amongst many others.
Recorded with Tribe (Ready Rolled), Kyle Shepherd, Feya Faku, Strait and Narro, Alou April (Sheer Sound), Jimmy Dludlu (Polygram), Musa Manzini (BMG), Marcus Wyatt (Sheer Sound), Moses Mololekwa (Melt 2000), Loading Zone (Polygram), Kabelo, Clair Philips (SAMA Award for best R&B Album), Virtual Jazz Reality (Sheer Sound), Feya Faku, Offshore, Maxwell Vidima, James Stewart, Winston Mankunku Ngozi (Nkomo), Tucan Tucan, Jack Van Poll (October Jazz), Melanie Scholtz, Gito Baloi on Smooth Africa (HeadsUp), David Leadbetter (Lions Head), Blues Broers (Guava), Truly Fully Hey Shoo Wow Band (Lions Head), Offshore, Moreira Project (Morestar), Bokani Dyer (Dyertribe), The Clearing and many others.

Mail: bwell@netactive.co.za

Buddy Wells
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