Chilli & Lime
Hailed as The Jazz Maestros, Chilli & Lime is a vibrant young jazz band that has firmly established itself on the South African jazz scene. They have gone on to become one of the most-popular jazz bands in the country.
Since their inception in 2006, Chilli & Lime has performed alongside many great South African artists at some of the most prestigious events in the country. The line-up includes Johannesburg’s finest talent performing traditional jazz and African favourites.
In their individual capacities, these award-winning musicians have performed worldwide with well-known artists such as Lauren Hill, Sibongile Khumalo and Themba Mkize. They have represented South Africa at a number of cultural awards and have performed at Jazz Festivals including in New Orleans USA, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Jazzathon. They have also collaborated with many of South Africa’s most respected artists – the late Hugh Masekela, Themba Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo, Zimology, Khunle, Vusi Khumalo and Judith Sephuma, and many others who have gone on to become respected names in the South African music industry.
Chilli & Lime has performed for former President Jacob Zuma, the late Mrs Winnie Mandela, African Ministers of Education and the South African government on numerous occasions. Highlights also include performing for the Vodacom End of Year function at the Coca Cola Dome in front of 6000 people, an international performance in Gaborone, African Polo Cup, BMW X5 launch, J&B Met, SAB Kickstarter Awards, Proudly South African Homegrown Awards, the Business Day Entertainment Awards, the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards, the Deloitte & Touche Awards hosted at Fancourt, the Oliver Empowerment Awards, performances for Department of Defense, G4S, Bidvest, Investec, Etihad Airways, Kumba’s Laurel Awards and Transnet
They have also played at year-end functions for MTN, BMW, FNB, Sanlam, Eskom, Audi and Mercedes Benz, to name a few.