Friday 27 April 2018 Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music, UCT 8.00pm FREEDOM DAY CONCERT Stories from the Book of Life MELANIE SCHOLTZ A soundtrack of my memories documenting my journey as a South African Singer and Songwriter. Punctuated by travels, tastes, sounds, landscapes and most of all people and musicians who became not only friends but family.
Tales of joy and sadness. Endings and beginnings. Blank pages that became novels. Help me turn the pages as I sing songs inspired by where I come from, where I find myself and where I am going. Featuring the ever talented, accomplished, versatile multi instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Mark Fransman on piano, come along as I invite you to read the chapters in my book of life. ~~~~ Not yet Uhuru ERNESTINE DEANE and her band DUB for MAMA Ernestine Deane is a cross-over artist incorporating jazz, soul, goema, funk, hip-hop into a unique style that has a distinctly Cape identity, as well as a worldliness that transcends borders and genres. She is an urban African voice sharing ancient African stories, known for her distinctive and incredibly powerful emotive vocals, laid over chilled, uplifting grooves. Terryl Bell (drums), Tiana Marwanqana (bass), Nobuhle Mazinyane (piano) and special guest Rayelle Goodman (violin) Tickets: R120 adults and R60 students/pensioners Tickets available from Quicket or at the door https://www.quicket.co.za/events/27546-melanie-scholtz-and-ernestine-deane-in-concert/#/
Saturday 28 April 2018 Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music, UCT 8.00pm The ALVIN DYERS TRIO Alvin Dyers (guitar), Valentino Europa (bass) and Roy Davids (drums) featuring Mike Rossi (saxophone) and Mageshen Naidoo (guitar) ~~~ Sibusiso Mashiloane Trio Sibusiso Mashiloane (piano), Shaun Johannes (bass) and Lumanyano Mzi (drums) ~~~ The UCT BIG BAND conducted by Mike Campbell with special guests Tickets: R100 adults and R50 students/pensioners Tickets available from Quicket or at the door https://www.quicket.co.za/events/42957-alvin-dyers-trio-and-the-uct-big-band-with-special-guests/#/
INTERNATIONAL DAY celebration Sunday 29 April 2018 Jazz in the Native Yards KwaSec NY138 No52, Gugulethu 3.00pm - 5.00pm BENJAMIN JEPHTA ELEKTRIK The Evolution of an Undefined Bassist, composer and 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Benjamin Jephta, will be taking to the road with the support of Concerts SA and Real Wired Music, in anticipation of the release of his sophomore album, "The Evolution of an Undefined" Jephta has already become one of the premiere double and electric bass players in South Africa. His debut album, ‘Homecoming’ has received many accolades including a SAMA and Metro Award nomination and award for ‘Best Male Artist’ and ‘Song of theYear’ at the Wawela Awards in 2016. With this new offering , Benjamin fuses his love for jazz with hip hop, electronic and rock music, reflecting the influence of popular culture on young people in the 21st century. Benjamin Jephta -bass Keenan Ahrends - guitar, Jonno Sweetman - drums Justin Bellairs - alto sax, Zeke le Grange - tenor sax
Tickets R80 adults and R50 students/pensioners cash at the door Drinks and Food on sale *Presented by Jazz in the Native Yards and SAJE in conjunction with Concerts SA