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!