In association with Concerts SA, hot jazz property, The Ramon Alexander Quartet, descend into The Crypt in Cape Town on Wednesday, 25 November.
With the launch of his 2011 debut solo album, Picnic at Kontiki, pianist Ramon Alexander confirmed himself as one of Cape Jazz’s greatest up and coming stars.
In 2012, Alexander established himself as a mainstay of Cape Town Jazz after he landed the piano spot with the Cape’s leading exponents of the Cape Jazz genre. The Cape Jazz Band’s 2013 released album, Cape Jazz: Musical Democracy, featured Ramon with legends Jack Momple, Errol Dyers, Tony Cedras, Spencer Mbadu, Mark Fransman, Kyle Shepherd and many more. Ramon is a sought-after performer across all genres and has also appeared with numerous legends in the South African music industry from Robbie Jansen, Bobby Van Jaarsveldt to Amanda Strydom to Zolani Mahola.
Major influences include Bheki Mseleku, Abdullah Ibrahim, Robbie Jansen Keith Jarrett, Bob James, Joe Sample, Kyle Shepherd, Schalk Joubert, Shaun Johannes and Allou April to name a few.
Now this talented pianist, composer and arranger comes to The Crypt to entertain and enlighten with the mystical sounds of his new album, Echoes of Louwskloof. Vibrant, versatile and talented Simangele Mashazi joins the quartet as vocalist. Chadleigh Gowar will be joining the party on bass, Annemie Nel will be playing drums and the amazing Zeke Le Grange will be blowing up a storm on saxophone.
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Date: 25 November 2015
Time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The CRYPT Jazz Restaurant, 1 Wale Street c/o Wale and Adderley Streets (St George’s Cathedral), Cape Town