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Mornay Hoffmeester

COUNTRY:  South Africa

GROUP:  Jonathan Butler, Tevin Campbell, TopDog SA, Nevlille D, Jimmy DluDlu, Gerald Veasley, Marion Meadows, Peaches & Herb, Micasa

http://www.capedrummerslab.co.za

26-year-old Drummer, Composer, Lecturer and Entrepreneur Mornay Hoffmeesters was born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa.

Obtaining his Diploma in Music from Campus of Performing Arts, Mornay then completed his studies at London School of Music majoring in Ensemble.

With a passion to uplift & empower musical education in his community, Mornay founded CapeDrummersLab in 2011. When not teaching at CDL or Cape Music Institute, Hoffmeester Drums for his Khoi Jazz Band, TOPDOGSA.

Some of the artists that Mr Hoffmeester has performed with/is currently working with include:

Chevelle Franklin – USA, Jonathan Butler – USA, TopDogSA – SA, Jimmy DluDlu – S.A., Camillo Lombard – SA, David Kramer – S.A., Vicky Samson – S.A., Karen Kortjie – S.A., Andy Narrel – USA, Peaches and Herb – USA, Cece Peniston- USA, Robin S – USA, Sybil – USA, Tevin Campbell – USA, Steve Hofmeyer – SA, Loyiso Bala – SA, Neville D -SA, Gerald Veasley – USA, Marion Meadows- USA, Jay Beckenstein  – SA, Spyra Gyra – USA, Judith Sephuma-SA, Garth Taylor-SA, PJ Powers – SA, Lloyd Cele – SA, Micasa SA, 

A regular player with artists at festivals he has appeared at:

Cape Town International Jazz Festival– TopDogSA & Sophia Foster, KKNK – Droomvrou and Brandon October, Nedbank – Jazz on the Rocks – TopDog, Jay beckenstein, Gerald Veasley, Calabar jazz festival Nigeria – Jonathan Butler, Woord Fees, Maputo – More Jazz Fest – Jonathan Butler, Kenya – Safaricom Jazz fest – Jonathan Butler, Windhoek Jazz festival  – Jonathan butler, Winter Jazz fest – Jonathan Butler and Stanbic Jazz Festival – Jonathan Butler

TV appearances in clude:

MTV Base – Jonathan Butler, Expresso Show– Soul Divas, Cece Peniston, Robin S and Sybil, Expresso Show– Tevin Campbell, Expresso Show– Bianca Le Grange, Expresso Show– Emo Adams, Expresso Show– TopDog SA, Top Billing – Youth jazz Festival, KykNet – Taliep Petersen Tribute Show.

Mournay endorses Sabian Cymbals, DW Drums, Roland SA, Vater Drum Sticks and Evans Drum Heads.

BORN IN:  Cape Town

LIVES IN:  Cape Town

DRUMMING SINCE:  2001

BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Jeff Porcaro, Teddy Campbell, Gorden Campbell, Marvin McQuitty, Dave Weckel, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Calvin Rodgers, Rex Hardy Jnr

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Griqua DNA

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: The Essential Toto

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Receiving Signature Stick with Vater Percussion & playing at MTV BASE Festival Calabar 2013.

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL:  HHX 19inch Explosion Crash

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