6th Annual Jazz & Blues WeekendThu 25 - Sun 28 January
Auto & General Theatre on the Square
Apart from presenting some of the finest South African and international exponents of jazz & blues, the event also creates a platform to showcase young up-coming talent from various local music schools and institutions and this year it happens on the opening night, Thursday 25th January, in a variety concert titled ‘Students & all that jazz!... a concert full of surprises with music students of note!
Then the masters of the ‘Blues’ take to the stage on Friday evening with a stellar line-up directed by veteran guitarist Mike Slavin in a programme filled with ‘Blues’ from the Mississippi to Chicago with touches of Country, Folk and Blues Rock. The band known as ‘The Mike Slavin Blues Project’ includes the talents of another veteran guitarist Richard Thompson plus the amazing keyboard wizard Clive Goodwill with Charlie Johnstone on electric bass, Rob Watson drums and singer Ms. Ally Ogston!
Moving on to Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th January, the ‘Jazz & Blues Weekend’ takes on an international flavour with a debut performance in Sandton by the outstanding Italian jazz pianist and vocalist, Ms. Francesca Tandoi. Fresh from the European jazz festivals and clubs of New York, Ms. Tandoi is set to make a lasting impression on local audiences with her inimitable style and unique approach to jazz and improvised music!
World renown jazz pianist Monty Alexander says “Francesca Tandoi is a supremely tastefully swinging pianist – she can play! Her vocals are exquisite, her unique accent adds to the charm of the interpretations and I believe she’ll be making beautiful sounds for a long time…”
Ms. Tandoi will be accompanied by jazz drummer Tony Yoko and bassist Marc Duby with special guest appearances by saxophonist Justin Holcroft and jazz singer Andrew Massey.
This ‘once off’ collaboration is for the discerning jazz fan and should not be missed!
Tickets are R210 - and on sale now at Computicket
and at the theatre box office.
For more info: call +2782 900 0153 all hours.
Thursday - Saturday: 20:00