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26 May 2011





Adelia Douw, Matthew Ehrenreich, Sandile Gontsana, Danya Pearce, Mark Williams and Lorenzo Blignaut

Saturday 4 June 19h30 and Sunday 5 June 16h00
Artscape Theatre

Artscape’s Youth Jazz Festival celebrates its 9th year with legendary Jazz Trumpeter, Ian Smith conducting the Delft Big Band. Young soloists, who are already making waves in the jazz arena, will join the band in an evening of superb music. They include Lorenzo Blignaut (19), Adelia Douw (17) Vocals, Matthew Ehrenreich (18) Sax, Sandile Gontsana (26) Vocals, Dayna Pearce (20) Clarinet and Mark Williams (22) Guitar. Because of the exceptionally high standard, and the demand for tickets, there will be two performances this year in the Artscape Theatre on Saturday 4 June at 19h30 and Sunday 5 June at 16h00.

With a focus firmly on the development and education of young jazz aspirants, Artscape in preparation of the festival each year, designs a mentorship programme together with top South African jazz icons who prepare these musicians for the jazz arena they are about to enter. Artscape also provides the platform to showcase the work.

In 2003 Artscape Audience Development and Education included the Youth Jazz Festival as an extension of their annual Classical Youth Music Festival, which began in 1971 - to give young instrumental soloists and singers the opportunity of performing with a professional orchestra. The 2011 Youth Jazz Festival is following the same concept with Ian Smith and the Delft Big Band.

Under the directorship of Ian Smith, the Delft Big Band started in August 2008 as an initiative by the Department of Social Development and NGO Cape Outdoor Adventure Service and Training. This development programme is targeted at vulnerable youth from high schools in Leiden, Rosendal, Voorbrug and the local community. Through this programme, which has early intervention as a core element, music is used as a vehicle to equip the youth with valuable life-skills.

More than 100 learners from these areas participate in the programme of which more advanced musicians make up the Delft Big Band. This band has already performed to great acclaim at a number of high-profile events including the Sekunjalo Edujazz and the Cape Town Big Band Festival at the Baxter, where they received standing ovations. Other concerts include the Community Jazz Festival in Gugulethu for the Amy Biehl Foundation, and various performances, at the City Hall, which included The Brass Band Pops and concerts with the American Palm Springs Band. The band recently combined with the SA Army Band in concert at the V and A Waterfront Amphitheatre, performed at the Arts and Culture Conference at the CTICC and more high-profile government and NGO events. They also performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in April 2010 and six of the youngest members recently visited Sweden where they received huge accolades for their incredible skills and performances.

Ian Smith recently received an award from the Department of Culture Affairs and Sport, Western Cape for his contribution to the Performing Arts in Music. It was mentioned at the awards that through his expertise as a teacher of music, one of the highlights of his skills transfer is the Delft Jazz Band.

In the pic above- Youngest Band Members with Ian Smith, who recently went to Sweden

Marlene le Roux, director of Artscape Audience Development and Education said: ‘The Arts is a natural catalyst to ensure that young people develop the ethics of self-discipline while gaining confidence as they build and believe in their ability. Not only does the Jazz project develop musical skills, it gives assurance to future audiences for this genre. The Delft Big Band is an outstanding project, as these young people don’t have music as a subject at school level. They display sheer determination, in difficult circumstances and demonstrate they can achieve above all odds. Through music, the world opens up for them. This project is building positive future citizens who recognise through hard work they can put their dreams into action.
Artscape salutes Ian Smith for his contribution to the Jazz industry and welcomes the Delft Big Band and soloist to the 2011 Festival.’

It is advisable to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. On Saturday 4 June the festival is from 19h30 to 22h00 and Sunday 5 June from 16h00 to 18h30. Book through Artscape Dial-a-seat 021 421 7695, Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets and on line - Tickets cost R75. Seating is unreserved.

For more information contact Tarnia van Zitters on 021 410 9803

25 May 2011

JAZZ IT UP - Township Afro Jazz Live Concert 4 June 2011

Township Afro Jazz Live Concert
Monthly Events: SESSION 2

Hosted by Mark Mathebe
Guest DJ - Evan Milton (Fine Music Radio)

Jazz Connection and Soi soi
Mbira Dzakare (Zimbabwe)
Roger Khoza
Maphelo and many more....

DATE: 04 June 2011
TIME: 15h00 - 22h00
VENUE: Gugulethu Sports Complex, crn NY 1 and NY 2
buy 2 tickets & get 1 free (available at Gugulethu Super Spar)

Entrance R50 & VIP R100 at the door

DSTV on site - Strict Security - Bring Camp Chair - Beverages & Food Available
No drinking allowed outside premises

brought to you by BLACK STAR ARTS PRODUCTION /

078 6652 167 Thando
073 1974 085 Max
073 9714 200 Brutus



Brazil, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Norway... Sounds like a dream vacation around the world? Actually, it’s just a few of the stops on Goldfish’s upcoming overseas tour, which sees our favourite afro-jazzy-groovy-housey local live act set their bags down on the party island of Ibiza for Europe’s Summer Season, and rack up some serious fan love- and flyer miles- as they hop, skip and Get Busy Living hard at iconic clubbing destinations around the globe.

Dom and Dave aka ‘The Fishies’ as we know them, set off in June until October and play in not one but two of the Top 5 Clubbing venues in the world as voted by the readers of Dj Mag. Green Valley in Brazil is a jungle wonderland-themed dancing experience with a reputation for a strict booking policy that means, only the hottest of the hot music entertainment bellows through the speakers of the 8000 capacity venue at the foot of a giant valley, surround by lush rainforest!

And Pacha in Ibiza, the infamous cherry-lined clubbing Mecca that consistently presents a sublime- and frankly, over the top amazing- showcase of the electronic music industry’s top muso’s. Goldfish have headlined massive nights alongside Faithless, Erick Morillo and Sander Kleinenberg for 4 years running and this year see’s them join the roster of David Guetta’s legendary F*CK ME I’M FAMOUS residency, which also includes Afrojack, Fatboy Slim and Sarah Main.

Their travels take them to London where Goldfish will be the supporting sound for iconic rock band INXS at the Southern Sounds Festival in June. INXS will play their first Live show in 5 years at what will be the biggest Australian, New Zealand and South African gathering in Europe! Lesser known is that the duo have also picked up an impressive Dutch following on their global travels and will be taking full advantage with appearances at several big festivals and clubs in The Netherlands this summer. They support Moby and Paulo Nutini at Mundial Festival in Tilburg, playing alongside Booka Shade, Kraak en Smaak and Secret Cinema at The After Work Festival in Amsterdam, and jamming it up with Groove Armada, Leftfield and Trentemoller at Oslo Festival in Oslo, Norway.
Now that’s repping their ‘Get Busy Living’ ethos from the heart!

On Saturday 28th May, Goldfish make their final stop at The Assembly for their revered local ‘adieu’ performance before chasing the sun and the fun beyond our borders. The night promises to be a spectacle of incredible lighting and surround sound, with their bevy of talented vocalists and confetti cannons to round up what is sure to be an epic final shakedown, celebrating the tunes that have been rocking SA all summer long! This event will sell out, so be sure to book your tickets in advance.

Tickets: Ticket Web R80 (Plus Booking Fee)

Venue: The Assembly Harrington Street
ROAR - NOU18's - I.D Required
Time: Doors open at 8pm

24 May 2011

The Little Giants jazz spectacular with Marcus Wyatt

The Little Giants jazz spectacular with Marcus Wyatt

Sunday 29 May 2011, 18h00
Club 021 (Swingers Jazz Club)

Participating artists/groups:
Errol Dyers and George Werner Quartet with special guests Marcus Wyatt and Buddy Wells
Wathiq Hoosain
Erin Clark
Alexander Sinton Jazz Ensemble
The Little Giants

South African jazz star Marcus Wyatt will make a rare Cape Town appearance on Sunday 29 May at Swingers Jazz Club. He will be supporting leading South African youth jazz exponents the Little Giants, who will be showcased ahead of their annual participation in the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown this June.

Director and pianist George Werner has nurtured this groundbreaking youth group for more than a decade, in the process schooling several young professionals in the national and international music scenes.

Alexander Sinton Jazz Ensemble will also make a final Cape Town appearance before their much anticipated trip to the Tutti World Youth Music Festival in Beijing, where they will perform an exclusively South African music repertoire.

Trumpeter Wyatt needs little introduction, having journeyed to the forefront of South African jazz over the last decade with several recordings and performances worldwide. He will re-unite with long time collaborator Buddy Wells (saxophone), backed the experienced rhythm section of Werner, Peter Dladla (bass) and Ivan Bell (drums).

Rising jazz vocal stars Wathiq Hoosain and Erin Clark will be further additions to the evening’s music menu.

The concert starts at 18h00 and seating is limited. Tickets are R70. Dining is optional. For bookings call 083 390 4529 or pay at the door. Club 021(Swingers Jazz Club) is located at 1 Wetwyn Rd, Lansdowne.

22 May 2011

Jason Reolon Trio - Outline Album Launch

The Jason Reolon Trio - Live in Concert

Jason Reolon (piano)
Wesley Rustin (double bass)
Heinrich Goosen (drums)

Watch the Jason Reolon Trio Live in Concert as we celebrate the exclusive launch of the trio's highly anticipated second album 'Outline'. Soulful and stirring, these all-original compositions are Reolon's latest groundbreaking contribution to the world of jazz.

With a motion monograph by Marcii Goosen and renowned guest musicians including saxophonist Buddy Wells and percussionist Tony Paco, this is a once-in-a-lifetime performance not to be missed.

Wednesday 1st June, 2011

Freeworld Design Centre Auditorium
Freeworld Coatings
The Cape Waters Building
71 Waterkant Street
Cape Town

Doors open 7pm - Concert starts at 8pm
Only 130 seats available!
Tickets R100 - Book at Computicket to avoid disappointment.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

More info, listen to and purchase Outline:

15 May 2011

Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival - TRUMPET WORKSHOP

As part of the13th  Anniversary Celebrations of the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival we would like to invite you to attend the following:

Featuring: Steve Waterman

Steve began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, London and since then has worked regularly on the British and International jazz scene. He has recorded 7 critically acclaimed CD’s under his own name featuring many original compositions and arrangements.

Steve has co -written with John ONeil a highly acclaimed Jazz Trumpet tutor book -
THE JAZZ METHOD FOR TRUMPET published by Schott & Co.

He is also professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London, visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Purcell School. Steve also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK, Spain, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Peru, U.S.A, South Africa and Cuba.

Date:Friday  20th  May 2011
Venue: Room C7, S.A. College of Music, Rondebosch
Time:15h30 – 17h30
Don’t forget to bring your horn

Bookings: email
To  register your attendance as seating is limited.
Attendance is free.

12 May 2011

Peace Mass Choir Concert with special guest Kyle Shepherd

Jazz pianist KYLE SHEPHERD is the special guest at a unique concert of the 'PEACE MASS CHOIR', a combined choir featuring the best singing talent from the Christel House SA, Fezeka High and Sans Souci Girls High Schools, to be held on Saturday 21 May 2011, 7pm at Sans Souci High School, Newlands.

Tickets cost R40 and are available through COMPUTICKET by calling 083 915 8000 or via their website

The concert is being held to present the PEACE MASS CHOIR as a united voice to proclaim the message of peace and harmony in South Africa and throughout the world. The choir's repertoire includes John Rutter's "For the beauty of the earth", "All things bright and beautiful", Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" as well as a special composition called "A piece of peace" by Misha Favis, a fourteen year old South African musician who is studying at the Yehudi Menuhin Music School in London.

"We are very honoured to have Kyle Shepherd as our special guest at our concert. Kyle is a role model musician reaching out to the people – his people – the community brothers and sisters. Kyle feels strongly about sharing and helping his fellow human beings and wants to make a musical and social difference by reaching out to others. His song – A Hymn for us – speaks powerfully of the need to heal and love through music." Lainey Trequesser, President of MUSIQUELAINE French Based Non Profit Association for Music Development in South Africa.


Jazz pianist Kyle Shepherd who is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s most influential and accomplished jazz pianists and composers will be doing a solo piano performance at the concert.

Shepherd has released two critically acclaimed Albums to date, namely fineART and A Portrait of Home, which have both been nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA). Apart from South Africa, Shepherd has performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, France, Denmark, Malaysia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe, with the most notable concert appearances being at The Bird’s Eye Jazz Club (Switzerland), The Aarhus Jazz Festival (Denmark), The Riverboat Jazz Festival (Denmark), The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (South Africa), The Joy of Jazz Festival (South Africa), The Pan African Space Station (South Africa) and The Genting International Jazz Festival (Malaysia).

The PEACE MASS CHOIR is a combination of choirs from three schools, namely Christel House SA, Fezeka High and San Souci Girls High.

The Christel House SA School Choir consists of about sixty voices chosen from both the junior and senior schools. The choir was established a decade ago by Mrs Rene van Niekerk and is assisted by Mr Clarke Schilder.

The Christel House SA Choir prides itself on its numerous sterling performances at a variety of prestigious events ranging from their participation in the David Kramer & Taliep Petersen’s District Six Musical to singing for the opening of Provincial Parliament. The choir draws singers from all surrounding townships and is seen as a great opportunity for kids to express themselves through the arts. Performing at the American Embassy on Independence Day was really a great highlight for the choir.

The choir's vast repertoire ranges from traditionals to the very challenging classicals in the opera La Boheme in 2007. As part of Christel House South Africa's 10th anniversary celebrations the choir will embark on a recording project to capture all the beautiful memories of the past decade.

The award-winning 77-member Fezeka High School Choir from Gugulethu was only established in 2008 and are already seven-times National Singing Champions. It is directed by Ms Holly Lubbock with Mr Phumi Tsewu as its choir master.

Apart from numerous performances locally and nationally, the choir has also sung at Salisbury's Annual International Arts Festival and other venues in the UK. This also led to the making of a Film Documentary, Fezeka's Voice which documents the choir’s journey to Salisbury and tells the remarkable story of Phumi's commitment, charm and spirit which has inspired these ordinary young people in Gugulethu to reach extraordinary and unimaginable heights in their personal, artistic and academic endeavours.

The Sans Souci Girl's High School Choir led by Shirley Sutherland has grown in size and stature since the success of its sixties' musical in 2010, Twist and Shout. The Choir played an important role in the production, performing numerous songs and had the honour of working closely with Mr Mervyn Williams (Cape Town City Ballet) on their choreography.

Other highlights since 2010 include the choir being awarded 80% in the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod, Honours in the Cape Town Eisteddfod, a gold medal in the Kaapse Afrikaans Eisteddfod and winning the 2011 Annual FACETS Eisteddfod. The choir also participated in the Wynberg Boys’ High Choir Festival and is part of the Peace Mass Choir.

04 May 2011





Reza Khota             Guitar
Kyle Shepherd        Piano
Shane Cooper         Bass
Buddy Wells           Saxophone
Jonno Sweetman     Drums


Micu Narunsky            Piano
Charles Lazar               Bass
Maurice Gawronsky     Drums


SUNDAY 8th May at 7-30pm Ticket price- R80-00
Booking- Cliff Wallis 021-761-2726 or 076-401 0008

01 May 2011

Tete Mbambisa Trio @ the Green Dolphin

Captured info -
Date : 20 April 2011
Venue: The Green Dolphin, Cape Town

Tete Mbambisa on Piano, Norman Sauls on Bass, Ivan Bell on Drums

Tete Mbambisa

Norman Sauls

"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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