Award-winning Jazz Virtuoso, Linda Sikhakhane, joins universal music group!

Universal Music Group Africa proudly announces the signing of acclaimed saxophonist, composer, and arranger Linda Sikhakhane to their prestigious roster of artists. With this exciting partnership, Sikhakhane, known for his innovative fusion of traditional South African rhythms and contemporary jazz elements, is poised to reach new heights in his musical career.

Hailing from Umlazi Township near Durban, Sikhakhane’s love for music blossomed at an early age. He honed his skills through formal education and collaborations with respected artists both locally and internationally. His debut album, Two Sides, One Mirror released in 2017, garnered critical acclaim, setting the stage for a promising career trajectory.

Named the 2022 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Linda’s talent and dedication have been recognized throughout the industry. His decision to join Universal Music Group Africa underscores his commitment to expanding his reach and sharing his unique musical vision with a global audience.

Managing Director Manusha Sarawan expressed, “As part of the Universal Music family, Linda Sikhakhane joins a roster of world-renowned jazz artists and industry pioneers. His signing marks an exciting addition to the Label’s commitment to nurturing diverse talent across South Africa, the continent and beyond.”

Linda expressed, “It’s really an honour to join such a prestigious stable. A voice of a community is more potent than that of an individual, so joining this family will help the music reach many hearts.”