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16 Dec 2010


Cape Town has hosted many original and exciting events during the year, and for art lovers, the annual ART SALON, curated by noted art dealer and consultant Rose Korber, this exhibition adds to the cultural highlights for the festive season. An innovation, this year will be the inclusion of the 'Salon des Confusés' - a 'salon within a salon’ - presented by the much sought-after Cape Town curator and art theorist, Andrew Lamprecht. The salon opens on Thursday 16 December 2010 until 17 January 2011 at Rose Korber Art, 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town. Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm daily, including weekends and public holidays.

Two performances have been commissioned by Lamprecht for the opening on the 16 December at 12 noon and 3pm. It includes Gerald Machona's bittersweet reflection on the relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Angelique Kendall will explore the limits to which artists are prepared to push their physical boundaries in an endurance performance. There is no admission fee.

On Saturday 18th December at 11am Andrew will do a ‘Walkabout’ of the exhibition. Entrance is free, but booking is essential. Contact Rose Korber or Valerie Botha on 021 438 9152 or e-mail

Since its inception in 1992, the Art Salon has been a major enterprise, bringing together - under one roof - a large showcase of quality artworks in various media and styles: paintings, mixed-media works, original limited-edition prints, photography, ceramics, sculpture and contemporary Shangaan beadwork.

The aim this year is to present a comprehensive and diverse overview of the current state of South African art. Artists include much acclaimed, William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Simon Stone, Richard Smith, Robert Slingsby, Stephen Inggs, Deborah Bell, Diane Victor, Claudette Schreuders, Wendy Anziska, Pamela Stretton and Gerald Tabata.

Amongst the leading ceramic artists exhibiting are Louise Gelderblom, Hennie Meyer, Clementina van der Walt, Carolyn Heydenrych, Laura du Toit, Wiebke von Bismarck, Ralph Johnson, Kendall Warren and Melanie Hillebrand; while sculpture is well represented with works by Willie Bester, Norman Catherine, Kevin Brand and Jaco Sieberhagen.

Andrew Lamprecht will present a mix of younger, emerging artists, such as Georgina Gratrix, Stuart Bird, Ian Grose, Unathi Sigenu, ceramicist William Martin, and photographer Rose Kotze, alongside some well-known names - with a focus on the 'unusual, unexpected and surprising’.

For further information about this exhibition, please contact Rose Korber or Valerie Botha at ROSE KORBER ART - Tel 021 438 9152, Fax 021 438 6262 Mobile 083 261 1173 and 082 781 6144,

This 19th Salon promises to live up to the high reputation of its previous incarnations.

13 Dec 2010

Kyle Shepherd SOLO PIANO CONCERT Sat 18 Dec 2010

Kyle Shepherd the highly acclaimed and influential South African jazz pianist / composer and SAMA-nominee, will play a solo piano concert on Saturday, 18 December 2010, 8pm at the UCT College of Music, Rondebosch, Cape Town.

This will be Shepherd’s 10th solo piano concert since the launch of his solo career and debut album in 2009. He has performed solo concerts in Belgium, Swaziland and South Africa.

R60.00 (R40.00 Students & Pensioners)
To book seats online, click here or
email call 079 256 9030

The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations over variations of Shepherd's own compositional works which respected arts journalist Miles Keylock (Mail & Guardian), describes as "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 … 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'. "

"A Portrait of Home" 2010
"fineART" 2009

The UCT College of Music is located off Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch i.e. on the Lower Campus of UCT behind the Baxter Theatre.
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12 Dec 2010

MUSIC & WORDS - TRUDY RUSHIN and WAYNE BOSCH with Guests in concert

This is the third concert of her original music, where singer-songwriter Trudy Rushin has collaborated with guitar genius, Wayne Bosch. The first half of this concert will feature three exciting guest artists.

Guest artists:
Poet, DIANA FERRUS, who's just released her latest book, "I've come to take you home".
Vocalist MEGAN FRANCIS, who came 2nd in the 2010 Jazz Voice competition at Grand West.
Emerging young singer-songwriter, PETER LAVEY

DATE: Saturday, 18 December
TIME: 7pm
VENUE: Baran's Theatre Restaurant, Cnr Burg and Shortmarket Streets, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town city centre

Trudy and Wayne met in 2008, when she returned to Jazz Workshop to continue working on her guitar playing. After a few months of lessons with him, they did a trio gig (with Shaun Johannes) as part of the Jazz at the Nassau concert series (Feb 2009). In July that year, they started a weekly gig at Food Lover's Market in Claremont, which lasted 14 months. They then worked at Cafe Adelphi in Sea point for a few weeks. In December 2009 and March 2010, they did concerts at Baran's, showcasing Trudy's original compositions, working with Nick Geffen on drums for the first one and Charles Lezar for the second. Myoga Restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel was where they performed on New Year's Eve, 2009. In April 2010, they performed two originals at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake survivors, at St George's Cathedral. In September, they recorded a 5-song demo CD.

If you'd like to have a meal before the show, please come at 6pm. Mezze platter for two, R50, and mezze platter for one, R30. Please note that the meal is not included in the ticket price for the show.

For tickets, contact Trudy: Cell 083 491 3048, e-mail

06 Dec 2010

‘PRESENT in the ORIGIN’ ‘Redefining the African roots of Jazz’

Shannon Mowday presents
MOTE and friends
A lecture/demonstration and performance
10 December 2010
Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Complex, Cape Town

Saxophonist and composer Shannon Mowday has been on the South African musical scene for many years having specialised in performing across all genres of music and styles ranging from Jazz, African, classical, rock, Afrikaans and symphonic music. She has performed with artists nationally and internationally such as Sibongile Khumalo, Ingrid Jenssen, James Morrison, Bugge Wesseltoft, Danilo Perez, has been a soloist with all the South African National Orchestras and was the winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2007. In an effort to expand her musical experiences, she has relocated to Norway and is pursuing an active career in the European music scene. She is presenting workshops and concerts with her newest Norwegian project, MOTE, as part of a South African / Swaziland tour. Musicians include Øyvind Brække (trombone), Erik Nylander (drums) and Anders Tveit (bass/electronics). In this project they will be collaborating with South African musicians, Shane Cooper (contrabass) and Dizu Plaatjies (traditional instruments, voice).

Free Lecture / demonstration at the Artscape Theatre from 3pm to 5pm:
Magnifying or enhancing small musical cells from selected source material, information is manipulated either electronically or naturally through each different musician’s sensors or filters according to their individual perspectives. It is then reprocessed and together with compositional tools, improvisation and interconnected synergy, new musical structures as a collective are formed. This combines the worlds of jazz, modern, electronica, African, folk, world, free improvisation, classical and in essence embodies the fusion of all these musicians experiences and those they encounter moving towards a non-labelled genre.
• There will be an opportunity to perform with MOTE in a collaborative jam session
• Workshop is aimed at participants who have an interest in contemporary improvised music
• The Artscape canteen will be open for early supper or bring your own

Followed by a performance at 7pm – Tickets: R100
Essentially the roots of jazz are said to be found in Africa and this is an exploration from the present state of Jazz, back to the roots with a modern perspective.

Mote will present a straight ahead, contemporary jazz set in line with modern jazz and improvising concepts. Followed by a collaboration with Dizu Plaatjies, using traditional African musical concepts as the source and together with each musician’s individual perspective, experiences, improvisational and compositional tools to find a ‘meeting place’ (‘Møte’ – Norwegian) of nonlabelled genre, in essence re-interpreting the supposed origin of jazz with a ‘present’ perspective.

Tickets are available from:
The Artscape Box Office as of December 1st 2010.
Office hours are 9am to 5pm.
At the door on the 10th of December, from 6pm
For more information call Dwyn on 082 331 4062

"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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