4th SAJE Jazz Festival runs from 29-31 March

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Darius Brubeck (piano) and Mike Rossi (Saxophone)
Darius Brubeck (piano) and Mike Rossi (Saxophone)

The South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE) presents its 4th Jazz Festival in Cape Town from 29 to 31 March 2015.

4th SAJE JAZZ FESTIVAL
29-31 March 2015
SA College of Music and Jazz at the Nassau, Cape Town

A spectacular line-up awaits those who attend this biennial event which celebrates local and international jazz and jazz education. This year the festival will be held at the SA College of Music at the University of Cape Town and Jazz at the Nassau, Cape Town from 29 to 31 March.

Included in the three-day line-up are a diverse group of world-class jazz artists, educators and jazz bands with collaborative performances at The Crypt (26 March) and Straight No Chaser Club (26 March and 1 April). The SAJE Jazz Festival line-up will appeal to jazz lovers across all demographics – giving everyone the opportunity to attend a concert or workshop.

International participants in this year’s Festival include pianist Mike del Ferro and saxophonists Rolf Delfos and Alexander Beets from the Netherlands, Irish bassist Ronan Guilfoyle, percussionist Paul Ngoie Le Perc from the DRC, and pianists Emilio Marinelli (Italy) and Darius Brubeck (USA).

Local participants include jazz artists from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, like Kesivan Naidoo, Carlo Mombelli, Dan Shout, Andre Petersen and Kyle Shepherd, with jazz educators from UCT, UNISA and WITS, such as Mike Rossi, Mike Campbell, Amanda Tiffin and Karendra Devroop, plus the UCT BIG BAND and the UCT Jazz Voices.

Evening Concerts:

Sunday 29 March: Jazz at the Nassau Concert at 7.30pm
EMILIO MARINELLI TRIO and IN WITH A SHOUT
Tickets R100 – available from Cliff Wallis at 076-401-0008

Monday 30 March: Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music at UCT, 8.15pm
J’AFROZZ, INTERNATIONAL TRIO, SAXOPHONE SUMMIT, UCT BIG BAND
Tickets R60 and R30 (students/pensioners) – at the door

Tuesday 31 March: Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music at UCT, 8.15pm
EMILIO MARINELLI, BRUBECK/ROSSI DUO, UCT JAZZ VOICES
Tickets R60 and R30 (students/pensioners) – at the door

Workshops:

Monday 30 March: Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music at UCT, 9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday 31 March: Chisholm Recital Room, SA College of Music at UCT, 10.30am to 5pm
R150 per day/R250 for both days/R30 per workshop

The 4th SAJE Jazz Festival 2-day Jazz Workshops Program on 30 and 31 March is an intensive immersion program for jazz students, learners, teachers, professionals and anyone else who is interested to learn and develop jazz music skills and knowledge, with classes including improvisation, rhythm, vocal performance, drumming, instrumental master classes, and workshops on different music subjects.

The schedule of events for the 4th SAJE Jazz Festival Concerts and Jazz Workshops can also be found on the SAJE website.

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