Friday 13th October at the Masque Theatre
Jazz Yard Academy
This youth band has wowed their audiences wherever they performed this past year, very often mixing it on-stage with some of our most highly respected local musicians, such as Ramon Alexander, Buddy Wells and Andrew Ford.
Muriel Marco ND Project
Argentinian singer, composer and keyboard player Muriel Marco is set to dazzle South African audiences with the launch of her EP in the month of October 2017.
Bokani Dyer is a leader of the new wave of contemporary young jazz artists from South Africa. A pianist and composer, his music is appreciated for its creativity and emotional depth.
Hanepoot Big Band
The Hanepoot Big Band, consisting of 18 jazz musicians from all over Cape Town. They play indigenous jazz, including original material as well as their own arrangements of lesser-known SA jazz tunes.
Composer, arranger, accomplished percussionist and chromatic marimba player, some of the many instruments that Bongani plays. He has traveled extensively and has been well-received in South Africa and abroad.
Saturday 14th October at the Masque Theatre
MSMF was created in 2015 out of a friendship of musicians seeking a platform to present their original music. They’ve since gone on to play extensively in and around the Cape and have their music featured in film.
McCoy Mrubata Band
Mrubata’s current music involvement includes producing and teaching. His ambition is to keep SA typical music alive at home and sharing his South African experiences through music with the rest of the continent and the world at large.
A’la Ella! with Yvette Norwood-Tiger
Yvette Norwood-Tiger is on a worldwide tour with stops in North America, Africa, and Europe to celebrate the wonderful contribution to jazz music made by Ella Fitzgerald.
Buddy Wells Quartet
The Buddy Wells Quartet has a sound that is strongly rooted in traditional South African folk and jazz, simultaneously exploring deeper into the South African sound while drawing inspiration from the rest of the world.
Jazz-pianist and composer Ramon Hector Alexander hails from Mamre. He has featured to critical acclaim at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and performs at the Crypt, Kaleidoscope Jazz Cafe and the Drosdy Theatre.