Genre: Big Band Indigenous Compositions
The Hanepoot Big Band, consisting of 18 jazz musicians from all over Cape Town, is unique in that they only play indigenous jazz, including some original material as well as their own arrangements of lesser-known SA jazz tunes.
Music lovers who have been to their concerts over the past 16 years have been known to rave about the energetic performances featuring marabi, goema and swing tunes. Reviewers referred to “uplifting events”, “filled with energy” and “feeling life-affirmed” after HBB concerts.
The repertoire includes compositions by Errol Dyers, Dudu Pukwana, Kippie Moeketsi, Dollar Brand, Caiphus Semenya as well as band members Douglas Armstrong and Jannie Hanepoot himself.