YOUR GUIDE TO JAZZ IN CAPE TOWN

This jazz gig guide for Cape Town and surrounds is updated every Monday morning, and sometimes during the week as well.

This blog site is coupled to a newsletter which is sent out weekly (Mondays), and it also forms the basis of Fine Music Radio's jazz gig guide, which is broadcast on weeknights at about 7.30pm.

Please help by submitting details of any jazz events you're aware of, preferably by early on Mondays, to mikelaatz@telkomsa.net

There is no charge for this service, and anyone is free to join the mailing list.

We also post a weekly jazz video.

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Jazz News 25 April

Jazz in Cape Town this week:
                  
                                   Monday 25 April
The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, from 7.30pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax… Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Sticks McGee Restaurant and Bar (formerly Lyras), Rondebosch, 7.30pm: Jazz jam with Dan Shout and band

Pigalle, Greenpoint, 7.30pm: Lee Thomson (trumpet), Claude Couzens (drums), Charles Lazar (double bass), Gavin Minter (vocals) and Andrew Lilley (keyboards)

                            Tuesday 26 April
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village,  8.30 to 10.00pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax. Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Pigalle, Somerset rd, Greenpoint, 7.30 to 11.30: Carmen Exclusive with Pigalle House Band

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Jazz Jam with Alvin Dyers band. Musicians get in free, others pay R50
  
                   Wednesday 27 April
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00: Sisanda Myataza Vocals, Ludwe Danxa- Keyboards, Sbu Matsimela- Bass, Lumanyano Mzi- Drums

O'Driscoll's Irish Pub, cor. Burg & Hout streets, City Centre: Jam session with Alvin Dyers band from 8.00pm. Musicians welcome to join in.

Pigalle, Somerset rd, Greenpoint, 7.30 to 11.30: Carmen Exclusive with Pigalle House Band

                      Thurs 28 April
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Tribute to Billie Holiday: Tina Schouw (vocals) Andrew Lilley (piano), Wesley Rustin (bass) and Kevin Gibson (drums)

Pastis, Constantia, 7.00 to 9.00pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax

Methodist Church, Greenmarket Square, 8.00pm: Guy Buttery album launch: Guy with Derek Gripper, Shane Cooper and Ross Campbell

Pigalle, Greenpont, 7.30: Gavin Minter with Pigalle House Band

The Great Wizoo (at Rygersdal Sports Club) from 8.30: Marco Maritz and band, followed by jazz jam session

Kaleidoscope, Main rd Claremont, 7,30pm: Glenn Robertson band plus guests
                     
                 Fri 29 April 
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

Alliance Francais, 6.30: Mark Fransman and Paul Tizzard (Sonik Citizen). Bookings: 021 423 5699 

The Bromwell, Woodstock, 3.30 to 6.30pm: Mike Laatz and Graham Burton

Pizzeria Villagio, Howard Centre, Pinelands, 7.00 to 9.00: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax, Booking essential: 021 531 4473

Pastis, Constantia. 7.30 to 9.30: Nosa Vida (Keith Macfarlane and Alan Bowen)

Pigalle, Somerset rd, Greenpoint, 7.30 to 11.30: Ian Smith and Carmen Exclusive with Pigalle House Band
 

Reeler Theatre, Canigou Avenue, Rondebosch 7.30pm: Guy Buttery album launch: Guy with Derek Gripper, Shane Cooper and Ross Campbell


The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00: Tribute to Billie Holiday: Tina Schouw (vocals) Andrew Lilley (piano), Wesley Rustin (bass) and Kevin Gibson (drums)
                 
                        Sat 30 April
The Bromwell, Woodstock, 12.00 to 3.00pm: Mike Laatz and Graham Burton

Kaleidoscope, 56 Main rd., Claremont,9.00 am to 2.00pm:International Jazz Day with Ramon Alexander, Earl George, Faze4, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Dominique Domingo, George Werner, Odwa Bongo, and many more!

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Tribute to Louis Armstrong. Eddie Backhouse- trumpet, Charlette Dickson- vocals, Darryl Andrews- banjo/bass, Ivan Bell-drums and Derk Blaisse- piano

Blue Bird Garage,9 Albertyn rd., Muizenberg: Guy Buttery album launch: Guy with Derek Gripper, Shane Cooper and Ross Campbell

Music Night in Cape Town: 3 venues, 1 entrance fee (R120 at any of the venues or R145 at Quicket). 7.00pm: Alliance Francais: Simangeli Mashazi trio with Titilayo Adedokun, 8.00pm Church on Greenmarket Square: Saxit, 9.00pm, Piano Bar, Napier street: The Kink.
  
Pigalle, Somerset rd. Greenpoint, 8.30 to 11.30: Gavin Minter and Carmen Exclusive with Pigalle House Band

IKHAYA LE LANGA, Ndabeni Street, Langa, 3.00pm: Mandla Mlangeni (trumpet), Mark Fransman (alto clarinet, tenor sax), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Nic Williams (keyboard),Ronan Skillen (percussion), Clement Benny (drums)
                      
                           Sunday 1 May
Winchester Mansions Jazz Brunch from 11.30am: Gavin Minter (vocals), Andrew Lilley (piano), Dave Ridgway (bass), Maurice Gawronsky (drums).

Pot Luck Club, Woodstock, 11.30 to 2.30: Buddy Wells band

Alphen Hotel Constantia, 12.30 to 3.00pm: no details given

Kalk Bay Café from 1.00 to 4.00pm: Alan Cameron (piano), Luke Townsend (sax) and Simon Annett (drums).

Kloof Street House Restaurant (30 Kloof st.) from 1.00 to 3.00pm: Jason Reolon trio.

Barristers, Newlands, 6.00 to 9.00: Mike Laatz (saxes) and Keith Macfarlane (guitar)
                       Monday 2 May
The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, from 7.30pm: Steve Walsh. Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Sticks McGee Restaurant and Bar (formerly Lyras), Rondebosch, 7.30pm: Jazz jam with Dan Shout and band

Pigalle, Greenpoint, 7.30pm: Gavin Minter Quartet 

                        Tues 3 May
The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, from 8.30pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax. Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623


The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Jazz Jam with Alvin Dyers (guitar), Tino Europa (bass) and Roy Davids (drums)