D.B. is a three piece band comprising of double bass, drums and piano. The band was initiated in 2010 at the University of KwaZulu Natal, where are the members were jazz students at the time. In the meantime Mbuso Sokhela (bass), Thato Motsepe (drums) and Ndumiso Ndlovu (keys) all graduated in Jazz & Popular music with performance as their major.
The trio has performed at numerous events, for example:
• Fashion By the Sea hosted by the eThekwini Municipality
• Presidential dinner of the BRICS conference, Zimbali Lodge
• Grand opening of the eThekwini Museum
• Ballito prawn festival
• Playhouse (former Jazz Lounge)
• Wedding and various occasions
• Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (UKZN)
As individuals the members have performed with prestigious names in the music industry: Johnny Clegg, Africa Mkhize, Heels over Head and Neil Gonsalves to name a few.
The trio performs a variety of jazz and Afro-jazz instrumentals and standards and the line-up is perfect for a low-key cocktail party.