Jazz on Friday Season in Full Swing

The 11th season of Cape Dutch Connection’s Jazz on Friday, which kicked off on 30 October at La Brasserie in Franschhoek, is in full swing and has an interesting line-up of guest artists for the season which lasts until April 2010.

Cape Dutch Connection is a jazz quintet with vocalist Charlette Dickson, Wesley Rustin double bass, drummer Jack Momple, Derk Blaisse on piano and a guest soloist on saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet or trombone. The band plays jazz in the style of Benny Goodman, George Gershwin and Cole Porter as well as Brazilian Bossa Novas in the style of Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, and even some Cape Goema. The band will be joined this Friday (13 November) by guest artist Buddy Wells and Willie van Zyl on 20 November. Saxophonist, composer and arranger Buddy Wells has performed and recorded with many well-known South African and foreign musicians includingMiriam Makeba, Bheki Mseleku, Moses Molelekwa, Jimmy Dludlu, Vusi Khumalo, Abdullah Ibrahim, Herb Ellis, Gloria Bosman, Carlo Mombelli, Interzone and Jack van Poll. He is also a member of Tribe, a jazz quartet of Cape Town based musicians which has earned critical acclaim since its formation for their improvisational music.

Willia van Zyl is an acclaimed South African saxophonist who is a regular guest player with Cape Dutch Connection. He is a member of the Navy Band in Simonstown and Gary Deacon's quartet. According to band leader Derk Blaisse, he has an exuberant style of play and a great sense of humour. “When Willie plays Glen Miller's ‘In the mood’ it is as if you're listening to a big band!” says Blaisse. The first two sessions this season attracted a total of 400 jazz lovers to the venue, La Brasserie in Franschhoek.

Entry is R130 per couple which includes jazz and a good bottle of local wine. The performance runs from 5.30-8.30pm.

To book call 021 876 3420 or email info@labrasserie.co.za.

Visit http://www.capedutchconnection.co.za/ for more information.

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