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25 Jul 2009

Kyle Shepherd Trio In Concert - 1 August 2009

The Kyle Shepherd Trio, featuring South Africa's most revered young jazz musicians, namely, Kyle Shepherd (grand piano), Shane Cooper (double bass) & Jonno Sweetman (drums) perform live at WELGEMEEND (map below) on Sat 1 Aug 09 at 19:30.


Bookings essential! R80.00 (R60.00 Students & Pensioners: proof required).
To book seats online,
click here

Kyle launched his Debut Album entitled "fineART" in Jan 09. The Trio will perform Kyle's original compositions from the album at the concert as well as some new material.

Kyle draws his musical influences from the traditional rhythms, melodies and harmonies of Cape Town, South Africa as well as Jazz music. Abdullah Ibrahim, Zim Ngqwana, Errol Dyers, Robbie Jansen, Keith Jarrett and Jason Moran all count amongst those who have inspired Shepherd musically, spiritually & creatively.

"His compositions are improvised approaches built on a local sound, rich in Cape traditions."
Atiyyah Khan, The Cape Argus

"As a composer and arranger Shepherd is proving to be one of the chief architects of modern Cape jazz."
Andre Manuel, The Cape Times

"It's this 'Proudly South African tradition that audiences can expect to hear" ... "which sees the multi-instrumentalist navigate an impressionistic collage of South African jazz sounds, from slam poetic minimalist re-imaginings of Afrikaans volksliedjies and Muslim calls to prayer, to goema groove deconstructions, tributes to Abdullah Ibrahim, Ngqawana’s philosophy of "Zimology" and more that, as the doyen of South African jazz scribes Gwen Ansell pointed out in Business Day recently: "live in the jazz world but are never imprisoned by it"
Miles Keylock (Mail & Guardian)

14 Jul 2009

Ubuntu Festival - Amarula Jazz Sessions

As part of the inaugural Ubuntu Festival, the Amarula Jazz Sessions take place on 18 and 19 July 2009, at the Rainbow Room, Mandela Rhodes Place, St George's Mall, Cape Town.



The programme for the Jazz Sessions is as follows:
Satuday, 18 July 2009:-
# SPOKEN WORD - PRIMROSE MWREBI & CHRIS FERNDALE
# HILTON SCHILDER TRIO FEATURING ELDRED SCHILDER & CARLO FABE
# MARK FRANSMAN QUARTET
# ALVIN DYERS TRIO FEATURING ALISTAIR ANDREWS & DENVER FURNESS
# CLAIRE PHILLIPS
# MERVYN AFRICA - SOLO PIANO


Sunday, 20 July 2009:-
# SPOKEN WORD - PRIMROSE MWREBI & CHRIS FERNDALE
# HILTON SCHILDER - KHOISAN MOUTH BOW
# ERROL DYERS & STEVE NEWMAN
# THE CAPE TOWN JAZZ ORCHESTRA - 12 PIECE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
# ROBBIE JANSEN & THE SONS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN FEATURING SPENCER MBADU, CARLO FABE, ALLOU APRIL, GEORGE WERNER
# JAM SESSION


To Book Tickets Call 021 481 4000

Ticket Cost per day: R75
Time: 14:00 until 18:00 (both days)


BACKGROUND TO THE UBUNTU FESTIVAL
"The aim of the inaugural Ubuntu Festival to be held in Cape Town during July 2009 is to create massive awareness around the adoption of an ‘ubuntu' code of conduct as a solution to the intolerance and ignorance which exists amongst many people. The net result of people not embracing transformation and resisting change is leading to aggression, the moral degeneration of society, a non sustainable economy and having a disastrous impact on the environment."

Note that besides the Jazz Sessions there are plenty of other activities happening, which are part of the festival.

Please read more here

13 Jul 2009

BuddyWells, Vaughn Fransch

07 Jul 2009

Very Handy Portable Apps

This post is titled "32 Useful Portable Apps For Web Designers and Developers",but some of these applications are so handy for any computer user. The main advantage of these versions is that you can run them from your flash drive or portable harddrive without installing the apps on your computer.

Also check out http://portableapps.com
Most of the applications described in the article, can be downloaded from here.

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club


05 Jul 2009

Green Dolphin - Scandinavian Jazz Week

The Green Dolphin is celebrating Scandinavian Jazz Week – 7th to the 11th July 2009 - Don’t miss out on these nights featuring the cream of Northern Europe’s finest!!!

(Dates and schedules in the events calendar above)

7th and 8th The rhythm section will be the Petter Olafson Trio
9th and 10th The rhythm section will be Andrew Lilley – piano, Charles Lazar – double bass and Kevin Gibson drums.

Johan Hörlén - Alto and soprano saxophone.
Johan Horlen is one of the leading alto players in Sweden and Europe, with solid roots in the bebop-tradition and beyond. Lead alto player with the world class contemporary big band The Stockholm jazz Orchestra. Also played with McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano, Peter Erskine, Bobo Stensson, Adam Nussbaum, Lewis Nash,Django Bates,The Vanguard Big Band, WDR Big Band among many others. Has played in South Africa almost every year since 2004.

Fedrik Noren - Trumpet and Flugelhorn.
Frederik Noren is the leader and director of the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra – He is also and educator and one of Sweden’s finest trumpet players. Has toured the world with various jazz legends.

Karl-Martin Almqvist – tenor saxophone
Karl Martin is one of the most uniquely personal voices found on the Swedish jazz scene today As a soloist/member Karl-Martin is found both on record and in performance with a range some of the finest groups and constellations in Sweden, such as Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Maggi Olin Band, Patrik Boman 7 Piece Machine, Mathias Landeus House of Approximation‚ Rigmor Gustafsson, Nils Landgren Funk Unit and Jacob Karlzon Big 5. He has played extensively throughout Europe and also toured Mexico, Latinamerica, Asia and the U.S.

Martin Sjostedt – Double bass
Martin Sjostedt is regular bassist with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra and in consequence had the opportunity of playing with such international guest stars as Bob Mintzer, Joe Lovano, Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider. Since then Martin has been working with, just to mention a few, Jimmy Cobb, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Deborah Brown, Jukkis Uotila, Philip Harper, Chris Potter.

11th - Shannon Mowday quartet featuring Frank Brodahl
One of our own leading saxophonists will join up with Norwegian lead trumpeter, Frank Brodahl, who has amongst many others performed with the likes of Bobby Shew, Don Menza, Joe Henderson, Dianne Schuur ,Bill Watrous , NDR Big Band – to name a few. The band will be Shannon Mowday – sax, Frank Brodahl – trumpet, Mark Fransman – piano, Wesley Rustin – double bass and Jonno Sweetman - drums.

The Green Dolphin Restaurant
Victoria & Alfred Arcade, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Tel: (021) 421-7471 Fax: (021) 421-7480
email: green-dolphin@mweb.co.za

website: http://www.greendolphin.co.za/

04 Jul 2009

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Saudiq Khan , Spanish Flamenco TRIO

Thursday 9 July 2009
@ Alliance Française
155 loop Street, Cape Town
20h00 /R50

Hails from Cape Town, South Africa, and lived in District Six as a child where he experienced the heart and soul of South African Cape Culture. He was inspired by Flamenco guitar music at an early age and determined to find a way to learn the music he loved. He studied the guitar locally and paid his own way by leaving school when he was 15 years old to help support his family who were thrown out of District Six because of Apartheid forced removals.
In 1989 Saudiq traveled to Spain where he experienced Spanish culture in the heart of the Flamenco world of Seville. During his stay of 9 months he studied under various Flamenco Aficionados, learning as much as he could from their techniques and music.

On his return to South Africa, he became involved with various Spanish Bands and Flamenco Dance Groups, performing all over South Africa. Saudiq became well known for his fiery Flamenco touch. In 1992 he started his own Flamenco Guitar School to promote Flamenco Guitar playing amongst local enthusiasts. Great guitarists like Paco de Lucia, Rafael Riqueni and Vincente Amigo provided Saudiq with inspiration to compose his own pieces which appear on the Granausturias Album.
His Gipsy King Concert Passions of the Guitar in 2004 , was fully booked at the Baxter theatre. His most recent Album Pure Soul 2007, received a rave review in the Cape Times listing it as one of the best buys of the month in January this year.An original composition ami padre from this album, was used in a local movie, premiered in Dubai last month 2008.

Recent shows with band CASTA ALMA include :
• World in a Guitar 2005 Cape Town and JHB Market Theatre
• Casta Alma 7 piece Band with dancers 29 January 2006 @ Oude Libertas
• 26 July 2006 @ Artscape Theatre
• Highly Strung Cape Town 2006
• Casta Alma July 2007 Cape Town City Hall
• 3 piece band for private presidential concert Namibia April 2008
• Spanish Embassy CT 2008
• Tanz Café , Jhb, July 2008
• Shoprite Woman of the Year awards August 2008

A soloist of note, Saudiq has amazed South African audiences with his impeccable flamenco rhythms and original compositions. He is known as the top Flamenco Guitarists in South Africa who models his playing on his hero of the acoustic guitar – Maestro Paco de Lucia and composes his own original compositions from the heart. Saudiq plays in a three piece for TABLE BAY with Robert Davids - Cajon, and Andre Web – Bass.

For more information go to www.saudiqkhan.co.za

Anne-Marie Bel, Cultural Coordinator
Alliance Française, Cape Town
155 Loop Street, Cape Town 8001
Tel : (021) 423 5699
email:culture.cpt@alliance.org.za
website: http://www.alliance.org.za


"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk
"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk

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