Based: Johannesburg

Hailed as The Jazz Maestros, Chilli & Lime is a vibrant young jazz band that has firmly established itself on the South African jazz scene. Since their inception in 2006, Chilli & Lime has performed alongside great South African artists, including Mango Groove and Judith Sephuma. The line-up includes Johannesburg’s finest talent performing traditional jazz and African favourites.

These musicians in their individual capacities have also performed world-wide with well known artists such as Sibongile Khumalo, Themba Mkize, and Lauren Hill. They have represented South Africa on a number of cultural awards and have performed at Jazz Festivals including New Orleans, USA in 2005, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Jazzathon. They have also collaborated with South Africa’s most respected artists – Hugh Masekhela, Themba Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo, Zimology, Khunle, Lesego, Vusi Khumalo and Judith Siphuma, to name a few.

Chilli & Lime has set the tone for numerous events including:

Vodacom End of Year function at the Coca Cola Dome in front of 6000 people, the Government Awards Dinner for the Health Minister, Moloko Dinner with Judith Sephuma, BMW X5 launch, J&B Met in Cape Town as a 9 piece band, the launch of the Financial Mail Property Handbook at the Michelangelo, DISA Awards with Mango Groove, the Business Day Entertainment Awards at Alexander Theatre, the Shell Awards at Sun City, a performance for the African Ministers of Education at Maropeng, the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards hosted at Kyalami Castle, the Nedbank Africa Conference, the Taste of Jo’burg Food Festival, Deloitte & Touche Awards hosted at the Fan Court in George, 2010 Women’s Day function for the South.