Saxophonist Don Vino brings Saxy Back this Women’s Month

Don Vino

CELEBRATED Cape Town-based saxophonist Don Vino, along with other award-winning South African artists Jimmy Nevis, Loyiso Bala and Ernie Smith, will be setting the stage on fire with Saxy Vibes 4.0 at Good Hope Christian Centre in Ottery on August 27.

This performance marks the end of Don Vino’s two-year stage hiatus since the last Saxy Vibes show was held at a sold-out Grand Arena. This has given him and his amazing band the chance to come back even bigger and better. Fellow musicians Alistair Izobell, Loren Erasmus and Hunter Rose complete this spectacular line-up, which is set to dazzle Capetonians.

Alistair Izobell

“I’m ecstatic about this show. We were stopped in our tracks in 2020 while planning an amazing event, so you can now imagine – we had two years to put this thing together so it’s going to be awesome, and I’m extremely excited to present this one to the public,” said Don Vino. “I have wonderful artists joining me and to have three SAMA-winning artists all under one roof at my show, that in itself is something to be really excited about.”

Jimmy Nevis

Don Vino Prins, aka Don Vino, who grew up in Epping Forest, a part of Elsies River, has been in the music industry for more than 20 years. He is best known for his Saxy Vibes shows. His first instrument was the banjo, then he switched to the trumpet before he moved to his true love, the saxophone, at the age of 15. Don Vino has toured Europe, Dubai, Australia and the United States playing with the likes of Grammy Award winners Kirk Whalum and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Veasley.

“My shows are always energetic, vibrant and suave, so the fans can expect a lot of dancing, sing-along-songs, and beautiful ballads because I am after all Mr Saxy Vibes,” said the muso lightheartedly.

Hunter Rose

The show is set to be entertainment with a purpose with proceeds going to charity. “We’ve decided to give a percentage to St Anne’s Homes, a shelter for destitute women and children, and also to Siyazana YDF,” said Don Vino, who along with the rest of the cast, will be pulling out all the stops for the musical extravaganza.  “We want fans to have an awesome evening, to forget about everything and just have an all-around fantastic time, celebrating music, life and love.”


  • Venue: Good Hope Christian Centre in Ottery
  • Address: Plantation Road & Panton Road, Ferness
  • Ticket prices: from R250-R300 at this booking link
  • Date:  Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • Time: 7pm

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About Don Vino

  • The passionately ingenious Capetonian from Elsies River started his journey at the tender age of 15 performing with local jazz and gospel bands in and around Cape Town.
  • He has performed with renowned local and international artists, making his mark in Mzansi as a collaborator, a philanthropist and businessman .
  • Local artists he has performed with include Lloyd Cele, Loyiso Bala, Jimmy Dludlu, Victor Masondo, Tony Schilder, Judith Sephuma, Ernie Smith, Wanda Baloy, Alistair Izobel, PJ Powers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Emo Adams, Loukmaan Adams, and Hemelbesem.
  • International artists he has performed with include Tevin Campbell, Cece Peniston, Sybil, Robin S, Percy Sledge, Bebe Winans, Jimmy Earl Perry, Gerald Veasly and Kirk Whalum.
  • He is the resident saxophonist in Jonathan Butler’s South African band.
  • He has toured countries such as the USA, London, Sweden, Dubai, Australia, Nigeria and Kenya with various bands and features on numerous albums.
  • Don Vino has not restricted himself to a specific genre of music and his repertoire includes jazz, gospel, R&B and Afrikaans.
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