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.

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                        Monday 11 Dec
No gigs reported

                        Tues 12 Dec
The Crypt, 1 Wale street: Ruby Truter lead vocals, Marlon Williams drums and Mathew Meas piano. 

Asoka, Kloof street, 8.00 to 10.00pm: Mr Keys and the Funky Monks

                     Wednesday 13 Dec
The Bellville Civic Centre Theatre, Wednesday 13 December, 09:30 for 10:30 am:
The Companions (all 3 of the Companions troupes will perform). Details: Patrick Maitland, Tel: 021-976-1227,

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

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Zanele Khambi vocals, George Werner piano and Norman Sauls bass.

                                 Thurs 14 Dec
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano. 

Winchester Mansions, Seapoint, 5.00 to 8.00pm: Rob Drake

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm: Trumpeter MANDLA MLANGENI with THE LITTLE GIANTS 
Bluechip, 140 Wetton Rd, Wetton, (opposite Caltex garage) from 5pm: Jazz jam with Atlantique...Charles Louw (piano), Carlo Fabe (drums), Norman Saul (bass guitar) and Lynette Reid (vocals).  Musicians welcome to sit in.
                          Fri 15 Dec
Mount Nelson 2.00 to 5.00pm: Michael Stuppel plays solo piano

Pizzeria Villagio, Howard Centre, Pinelands, 7.00 to 9.00pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax.
The Reserve at the Taj Hotel, Dinner served from 19h30. Show starts at 21h00.
Gerald Schreiner, Daneel van Der Walt, David Lubbe and the Swing Cats

Pastis, Constantia, 7.30pm: Nossa Vida

Winchester Mansions, 5.00 to 8.00pm: Sammy Hartman

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

The Crypt, 1 Wale street, 8.00 to 11.00pm:
Roric Selidon drums, Dillon April piano, Revan October bass, Clinton Geamaine guitar, Lindelo Mangesi and Zami Mdingi vocals.

Roundhouse, Camps Bay, 4.30 to 7.30pm: Adamu trio (weather permitting)

                           Sat 16 Dec 
Winchester Mansions, Seapoint, 2.00 to 5.00pm: Keith Macfarlane plays guitar
Winchester Mansions, 5.00 to 8.00pm: Mike Laatz plays mellow tenor sax

The Crypt, 8.00 to 11.00pm:
 Afro Fiesta

                           Sunday 17 Dec
Pot Luck Club, Woodstock, 11.30 to 2.30: Buddy Wells band

Kirstenbosch Market 10:45 - 14:45.Mike Campbell's Craft Quartet

Winchester Mansions, Seapoint: Jazz Brunch from 11.00am to 2.00pm: Andrew Lilley (keyboard), Wes Rustin (bass), Maurice Gawronsky (drums) and Zeke le Grange (sax)

Sabrias Restaurant 119 Ottery rd, Wynberg, Trudy Rushin 021 761 5247

Barristers, Newlands, 6.00 to 9.00pm: Keith Macfarlane (guitar) and Mike Laatz (saxophones)

Casa Labia, Muizenberg, 8.00pm: Mike Rossi (saxes) with Andrew Ford on piano, Wesley Rustin on double bass and Kevin Gibson on drums. Tickets R150:
Swingers, Wetton: jazz jam (no details given)

                  Monday 18 Dec

No gigs reported, 

                    Tuesday 19th Dec
Blaauwklippen Christmas Market, 5:00 to 9:00 pm: Riverboat Jazz Band