Josh Meck
Josh Meck
Josh Meck
Born (1983-08-24) August 24, 1983 (age 38)
ResidenceSouth Africa
  • Musician
  • Guitarist
Known forJazz Music
Spouse(s)Spiwe Ndlovu

Josh Meck is a Zimbabwean South Africa-based jazz musician, songwriter and bass guitarist.


Meck was born on the 24th of August in 1983 in Harare. He is married to Spiwe Ndlovu.[1]


Meck attended Prince Edward School in Harare for his secondary education.[1]

Music career

Josh started touring as a sideman in 2006 with different artists like Chiwoniso Maraire and Comrade Fatso. In 2010 Josh did a collaboration with US-based jazz saxophonist, Max Wild.[2] Meck has played for renowned musicians such as the late Chiwoniso Maraire, Afrika Revenge, Victor Kunonga, Tanga wekwa Sando and German Jazz star Max Wild and this has allowed to befit a lot from these musicians thus adding value to his music career.[3] Meck relocated to South Africa in 2013 and has hit the South African music scene as he performs at some of the biggest shows in that country including the Arts Alive festival, Jazz on the Lake festival and Soweto Toyota Drumbeat festival. He has also featured so many times in a number of talk shows and SABC main news bulletins.[4]

The bass guitar prodigy who toured the world for 3 years with German jazz star Max Wild and visited countries such as Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.[3] Most of his songs are biased towards social commentry. In terms of genre, his music is a blend of katekwe, jiti, mhande rhythms and elements of jazz. Meck has also performed at various local festivals such as the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA).

In 2014 Josh joined the ‘Kunzwana #1’ cross-cultural collaboration with Zimbabwean and European artists which was presented by arts development organisation Pamberi Trust at Book Cafe and HIFA in May, and went on to Johannesburg, and several stages in Austria in July and August, where they were well received. In September 2014, he entered into another exciting artistic collaboration with Europe-based HAJA Madagascar, the thrilling multi-instrumentalist from the Indian Ocean island.[5]


  • Wanetsa (2009)
  • Time (2011)
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  1. 1.0 1.1 , Life Events,Josh Meck Facebook Page,retrieved:13 Apr 2015"
  2. , Josh Meck Had Londoners Burning!,Financial Gazette, published:15 Jun 2015,retrieved:13 Apr 2015"
  3. 3.0 3.1 S. maguwu, Josh Meck flourishes in SA,Daily News, published:13 Dec 2013,retrieved:"
  4. R. Mapimhidze, Josh Meck back by public demand,Daily News, published:16 Mar 2015,retrieved:13 Apr 2015"
  5. , Josh Meck: ‘The Return’,The Standard, published:3 Mar 2015,retrieved:13 Apr 2015"