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.

Stephane Grappelli

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What's on in Cape Town this week?

Monday 29 Aug
The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, from 7.30pm: Steve Walsh. Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Pigalle, Greenpoint, 7.30pm:  Gavin Minter Quartet.

 
                       Tues 30 Aug
The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, from 7.30pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax. Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Pigalle, Somerset rd. Greenpoint, 8.30 to 11.30pm: Adelia Douw with Pigalle House Band

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00pm: Jazz jam with Alvin Dyers trio. 

Barristers, Newlands: African jazz with Dan Shout, Sibusiso Matsimela and Ludwe Danxa.
Booking essential: 021 671 7907

       
                             
                   Wednesday 31 Aug
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, 7.30 to 9.30pm: Matthew Ellis plays guitar, Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Jackson Hall, Grand West Casino: Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition

Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Delft Big Band, to be joined by some musicians from Berklee College.

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 11.30pm: Gavin Minter with Pigalle House Band

                      Thurs 1 Sept
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

The Taj, Wale street, 6.00 to 7.30pm: Mike Laatz and Graham Burton

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Etuk Ubong Quartet

The Kitchen, Weylandts Warehouse, Greenpoint (time not given): Buddy Wells duo  

Seelan Restaurant and Bar, Shop 8 Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, 7.00 to 10.00pm: Gary Deacon (guitar) and Willie van Zyl (saxophones/clarinet)  

 Pigalle, Greenpoint, 7.30 to 11.30pm: Gavin Minter with Pigalle House Band

                 Fri 2 Sept 
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village,  7.30 to 9.30pm: Matthew Ellis plays guitar . Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Pigalle, Somerset rd, Greenpoint, 7.30 to 11.30pm:  Carmen Exclusive and Richard Ceasar with Pigalle House Band

Kaleidoscope, 56 Main rd., Claremont, 7.30pm: Glenn Robertson Band plus guests 

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.30 to 11.00pm: Virtual Jazz Reality (VJR)

Straight No Chaser, 87 Station rd Observatory: Douglas Armstrong (trumpet and flugelhorn), John Thorne (tenor sax), Paul Stein (piano & keyboards), Richard Weissenberg (bass) and Simon Annett (drums). Sets at 8.30 and 10.00pm

                          Sat 3 Sept
 The Bromwell, Woodstock, 12.00 to 3.00pm: Mike Laatz and Graham Burton

Winchester Mansions, Seapoint, 2.30pm: Keith Macfarlane (guitar)

Athlone Civic Centre, 3.00pm: Annual fundraiser concert in aid of Athlone Academy, with Athlone Academy Jazz Group, Mamela, Mike Laatz, Maxine and Vaughn Ceasar, Wynberg Girls Jazz Band, Stellenbosch University Jazz Band and Jazzyard Academy. 

The Avenue, 2nd ave Harfield Village, 7.30 to 9.30: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax. Booking strongly advised: 021 671 0623

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.30 to 11.00pm: Manouche

Leopard Lounge, 12 Apostles, 6.00 to 9.00pm: Alvin Dyers plays guitar.

Pigalle, Somerset rd. Greenpoint, 8.30 to 11.30pm:
 Adelia Douw and Ian Smith with Pigalle House Band

                   
                           Sunday 4 Sept
Winchester Mansions Jazz Brunch from 11.30am: George Werner band with Sylvia Mdunyelwa and the African Connection

The Raj, Shop 17, Old Constantia Village, 12.30 to 2.30pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax. Bookings: 021 794 7200

Heineken Lounge at Ajax CapeTown (corner of Frans Conradie and Bertie Genade Street, Parow), from 4.00pm: Atlantique with Ami Williams. Tickets cost R50 including a free beer.
  
Pot Luck Club, Woodstock, 11.30am to 2.30pm: Buddy Wells Band

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

Barristers, Newlands, 6.00 to 9.00pm: Gary Deacon (guitar) and Willie van Zyl (saxophones/clarinet) 


 
Heineken Lounge at Ajax CapeTown (corner of Frans Conradie and Bertie Genade Street, Parow), from 4.00pm: Atlantique with Ami Williams. Tickets cost R50 including a free beer.

                       Monday 5 Sept
The Avenue Grill, 2nd ave., Harfield Village, from 7.30pm: Steve Walsh. Bookings strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Pigalle, Greenpoint, 7.30pm:  Gavin Minter Quartet.

 
                       Tues 6 Sept

The Avenue, 2nd ave Harfield Village, 7.30 to 9.30: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax. Booking strongly advised: 021 671 0623

Pigalle, Somerset rd. Greenpoint, 8.30 to 11.30pm: Adelia Douw with Pigalle House Band


The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00pm: Jazz jam with Alvin Dyers trio