Boy with a horn

Trumpeter Eric Duma from KwaZulu Natal begin his artistic career as a dancer. When he converted to playing trumpet he stayed with Rob Amati. He cites Feya Faku and Elias Ngidi as teachers of his.

Eric is founder of the Newlands East Jazz Festival, performer in the South African army band and he plays with various bands from KZN. Pictured beneath he is with Madala Kunene, (BAFO).

In 2009 Eric was assigned the tough task of teaching me to play trumpet. We started at the Stable Theatre and are still working on it! 


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Struan was born in Umhlanga Rocks Kwa Zulu Natal to Tessa and Robert Douglas in 1976. After graduating from UCT (University of Cape Town South Africa) with honours in religion and philosophy, Struan worked as a freelance journalist contributing to a variety of publications and radio stations as feature writer and columnist. He is also a self publisher, book editor and author. He returned to study music and music performance. And plays trumpet.

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