Connie Bentlage

Musician, Saxophonist and Pianist - Johannesburg
Connie Bentlage


Connie is no stranger to South African audiences. With over 24 years of stage performance experience and her dynamic, energy filled stage presence, she is able to provide the right entertainment for any occasion.

With her smooth, sultry sounds and her extensive repertoire she can cater for any event - Weddings, Parties, Events, Stage Productions, always adding a touch of class.

Specializing in saxophone and keyboards, Connie’s undisputed mastery of a wide range of musical styles, keeps her in the forefront of the SA music Industry (Smooth Jazz Classics, Pop, Rock, Popular hits, African, and the very popular Buddha Bar / Cafe del Mar style, Electro Swing and Tropical House).

Performance Highlights

Sharing a stage with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone, in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 80th Birthday at Gallagher Estate.

Performing with Neill Solomon, opening for Joe Cocker's live performance in Durban in 2007

Performing at the Mmino festival in Durban in 2009 with Oliver Mtukudzi, Ray Phiri, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Hugh Masakela

Performing for four South African Presidents:
President De Klerk Girl Talk in Cape Town (1998)
President Nelson Mandela’s 80th Birthday (1998)
President Jacob Zuma Presidential Dinner (2015)
President Cyril Ramapoza Fund Raiser Gala Dinner (2018)

Performing in “The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers” which won the best theatre production of the year – Vita award 1997

Naledi Awards Nomination for best Musical Director for the Buddy Holly show “That’ll Be the Day” for Richard Loring at the Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City (2005)

Musical Director for several Richard Loring Sound Stage Productions in Midrand:
Girl talk (1998)
Girl Talk Nite Out (2003)
Girl Talk 005 (2005)
Girl Talk 007 (2007)

Assistant Musical Director for Janis Honeyman’s Pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk” (2003)

Performing with the SA Band Clout (Current)


Connie collaborates with a number of artists and is able to provide the right entertainment for any event:

Sax Solo to backtracks
- SaxMusic

Duos & Trios:
- Sax & Violin
- Sax & Percussion
- Sax & Dj
- Sax & Keys with Female Vocalist (Khaleesi)
- Sax & Keys with Male Vocalist

- Ice & Fire Corporate Band
- 6 Piece Rock Band (No Quarter)
- Clout (Keyboards)
- Neill Solomon & Friends

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