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Titilayo Adedokun behind the mic

Titilayo Adedokun

The vivacious Titilayo Adedokun and her Quartet will be performing this Saturday, September 6th from 8:30pm and 10pm at Cape Town’s Straight No Chaser Jazz Club. Titilayo will be accompanied by  Andrew Lilley at the piano, Graham Strickland on the double bass and Maurice Gawronsky playing the drums. Enjoy a convivial evening of wonderful music sung by this warm and charming American/Nigerian vocalist, now a resident of Cape Town, the Jazz Capital of Africa.

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Straght No Chaser Cape Town

Straight No Chaser, 79 Buitenkant Street (next to Diva’s pizza), Cape Town.
Booking is essential via phone or sms on 076 679 2697
Doors open at 7pm Shows are at 8:30pm and 10:30pm (Tuesday – Saturday) Two Sets
The cost is R60 for a single set and R100 for both performances. Student rates are available at R40 (with student card) for one show and R70 for both.

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Jazz Reviews: Live review: Miguel Zenón Quartet and NEC Jazz Orch. in Boston – By Bill Beuttler — Jazz Articles

Miguel Zenon, Birdland, NYC, 10-25-11 | Jeff Tamarkin

Miguel Zenon, Birdland, NYC, 10-25-11 | Jeff Tamarkin

Miguel Zenón brought his multimedia project on Puerto Rican identity to New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on February 22 for a rare performance by his longtime quartet and a jazz orchestra (others will follow at SFJAZZ Center on June 1 and at Carnegie Hall on December 7) of music destined for a recording session in Germany early next year. Zenón himself conducted the interviews with the several New York-based, second-generation Puerto Ricans featured on the video portion of the program, and he composed and arranged all the music.

“Our conversations,” writes Zenón in accompanying program notes, “can basically be summarized into one single question: What makes a Puerto Rican a Puerto Rican?” The answers he gets—as implied by the project’s title, Identities are Changeable: Tales from the Diaspora—are various, malleable and interrelated. To reflect that, the music Zenón wrote is shot through with interlocking time signatures. “As a means to represent this unique concept of identity (multiple and changeable) in the music itself,” his notes continue, “all of the compositions explore the idea of multiple rhythmic structures coexisting with each other (e.g., 5 against 7, 3 against 2, 5 against 3). In addition, each piece is meant to be a narrative of the different questions and concerns addressed during the interviews.”

via Jazz Reviews: Live review: Miguel Zenón Quartet and NEC Jazz Orch. in Boston – By Bill Beuttler — Jazz Articles.

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Jazz Reviews: The Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 2/1/13 – By Jeff Tamarkin — Jazz Articles

Jazz and classical music would seem in theory to be oil and water—one is at its core an improvisatory art form that encourages individual expression; the other characteristically asks its participants to follow cues and reproduce written notation precisely. Nonetheless, jazz musicians have sought, for decades—to varying degrees of success—to find commonalities with their classical peers (and vice versa), and the pairing of the Wayne Shorter Quartet with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra promised at the very least to be intriguing for all the right reasons.

The Wayne Shorter Quartet

The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Orpheus, currently celebrating its 40 anniversary, is an unusually democratic classical ensemble, eschewing the use of a conductor and instead selecting a revolving core of musicians from within its ranks to lead each particular piece. During the first half of the program, the orchestra, on its own, demonstrated via performances of Beethoven’s “Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus” and Charles Ives’ “Symphony No. 3: The Camp Meeting” both the singularity one expects of symphonic music and a free-spiritedness that was exciting to watch.

via Jazz Reviews: The Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 2/1/13 – By Jeff Tamarkin — Jazz Articles.

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Jose Feliciano – Live At The 2010 New Orleans Jazzfest

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Beyond the Wall Music presents ‘Life-Spoken’ – Live | Heinrich Frans

Heinrich Frans - Life Stories

Heinrich Frans – Life Stories

Beyond the Wall Music presents ‘Life-Spoken’ – Live.  I will be performing original music off my debut EP, ‘Life-Stories’ (available on iTunes and other digital distribution platforms worldwide as of 24 February 2013) and forthcoming full-length debut album.  In this performance and intimate setting, I will take you on a musical journey that will include material that has shaped me into the multi-faceted singer and songwriter that I am today.  With musical experiences within the classical, jazz, R&B, soul and gospel spheres and participation as a choir-member, soloist and backing vocalist with internationally renowned choirs, orchestras and recording artists, in many ways, this will be a ‘full-circle’ moment for me.  I will be accompanied by a seasoned set of musicians namely, Shaun Johannes (Musical Director and Acoustic and Electric Bass), Dylan Roman (Keyboard), Kevin Gibson (Drums) and featured guests.  This ‘one night only’ performance is set to deliver a unique and soulful experience.

Venue: Kaleidoscope Café (85 Main Road, Claremont (above Tin-Roof), Cape Town
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2013

Time: 18h00 to 19h30 (Doors open at 17h00)
Price: R150 (Unreserved)
Bookings are now officially open via Computicket.

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De Waal Park Re/Max Free Summer Concerts 2012/2013

De Waal Park Re/Max Free Summer Concerts 2012/2013

De Waal Park Re/Max Free Summer Concerts 2012/2013

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Friends of De Waal Park and Re/MAX Living Concert Series for 2012/2013 – LINEUP ANNOUNCED

de waal park bandstand

de waal park bandstand

Following the success of the inaugural De Waal Park Summer Concerts in 2011/2012 the Friends of De Waal Park and Re/MAX Living are once again going to bring great music to the Park in Oranjezicht.

And the 2012/2013 line-up is bigger and better than ever with some of South Africa’s best, and most popular, musicians and bands in the line-up.

Jimmy Dludlu, The Rudimentals, Mark Haze, Robin Levetan, Arno Carstens, Saudiq Kahn, Karen Zoid, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Steve Louw and Big Sky, Robin Auld, and Hot Water. One of them will be performing every second Sunday from November 4 until March 17. (See programme schedule below)

The concerts are being held on Sunday afternoons in order to be as accessible as possible for the local community, and ensuring that parents with younger children have the opportunity to attend too. Dog are always welcome.

The Friends of De Waal Park was formed in 2008 by group of volunteers, comprised of individuals who live in the area, to assist the city maintain and improve the park for its citizens. They pay for the pond to be cleaned, for some gardening in the park and for the all important ‘pooh packets’ for the dog walkers! They have repaired benches and arranged for the for the toilet block to remain open after hours. They have upgraded the children’s play area and arranged for additional tables and benches to be placed in the park.

The Summer Concerts will be staged in the original Edwardian bandstand which was manufactured by Messrs Walter McFarlane & Co of Glasgow and presented to ‘the corporation’ in Cape Town by the Traders-Market & Exhibition Ltd. London in 1904. It was moved from the original exhibition space in Green Point to De Waal Park some years later.
‘We are privileged to have an Edwardian bandstand and what is a bandstand for if not for music?’ Said Mike Bosazza, Chairman of FoDWP. ‘We get pleasure by bringing music back into the city bowl for the whole community, and we like to encourage people to use and enjoy our wonderful park.

‘ We are also proud that Cape Town is once again right up-to-date with European trends’ Mike continued ‘As, In the past decade, over a hundred bandstands have been restored in England. Plus October is World Architecture Month so it is the perfect time to celebrate our old structures and buildings.’ he said.

The Summer Concerts, which are free to the public, would not have been possible without the generous support of RE/MAX Living.

Gerlinde Moser of RE/MAX Living says, ‘It’s our way of giving back to the community, after all we don’t just work here, we live here too! It is gratifying for us to see the growing support we are getting from the City Bowl homeowners in response to our neighbourhood support policy. Our agents are proud to be supporters of what will be the largest annual community event in the area.

‘And what better way to say this than with a series of outdoor concerts?’ Music brings joy to everybody, regardless of age, and spending quality time with your family in a beautiful and peaceful park, on a blanket with a picnic, is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon?’ Gerlinde said.

CONCERT DATES & FEATURED ARTISTS.

November 4th 3pm RUDIMENTALS
November 18th 3pm MARK HAZE

December 2nd 4pm ROBIN LEVETAN
Decembe 16th 4pm JIMMY DLUDLU AND SAUDIQ KAHN (THE MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT)

January 6th 4pm KAREN ZOID
January 20th 4pm THE GLENN ROBERTSON JAZZ BAND

February 3rd 4pm STEVE LOUW AND BIG SKY
February 17th 4pm ROBIN AULD

March 3rd 3pm ARNO CARSTENS
March 17th 3pm HOT WATER

For more information visit the De Waal Park website: www.dewaalpark.co.za

Written by Marilyn Thompson and distributed by Marilyn Thompson and Martin Myers

For interviews and photographs contact Martin Myers : 021 4248850,
083 4484475 or martin@triplementertainment.co.za

Rudimentals

Rudimentals

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THE CESH JAZZ COLLECTIVE Every Thursday and Friday at Mr Pickwicks in Long Street, Cape Town

THE CESH JAZZ COLLECTIVE Every Thursday and Friday at Mr Pickwicks

THE CESH JAZZ COLLECTIVE Every Thursday and Friday at Mr Pickwicks

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