Louis Armstrong was one of America’s most iconic jazz musicians. His music will be performed at Roodepoort Theatre on Saturday 21 March along with the JFO.
Roodepoort Theatre, in partnership with Prince Lengoasa and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, presents Louis Armstrong and Friends – for one show only, Saturday 21 March. The performance starts at 19h30.
Louis Armstrong is one of America’s most iconic jazz musicians with his distinctive singing style and unique trumpet playing. Who can forget his wonderful rendition of Hello Dolly in the film of the same name, or that gravelly voice giving magic to What a Wonderful World, A Kiss to Build a Dream, Blueberry Hill and Basin Street Blues?
These songs will be captured by Prince Lengoasa, who brings back those “Satchmo” memories in his own distinct style.
He will be joined by Lindiwe BunganeThe Johannesburg Festival Orchestra will be teaming up with Prince Lengoasa for this tribute to Louis Armstrong., who will add another touch with songs like African Dream, Somewhere over the Rainbow and I will Always Love You.
Gerben Grooten has put together a programme which has something for everyone. Not only Louis Armstrong, but pieces by Leroy Anderson, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Brenda Fassie, all accompanied by members of The Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (JFO).
The Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (JFO) seeks to touch the lives of as many South Africans as possible through live performance. The orchestra is unique in the South African context because of its versatility, with performances with such musical luminaries as Julian Lloyd –Webber, the Late Luciano Pavarotti, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell and Lynn Harrell, side-by-side with playing schools concerts in Soweto and big outdoor pop concerts.
This collaboration with the Roodepoort Theatre seeks to bring about world class performance to Johannesburg communities through music, and as a result increasing and building accessibility to arts and culture.
Tickets are R120 and are available from www.roodepoorttheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670