August sees the third annual Women In Jazz month at Cape Town’s newest live jazz venue – THE CRYPT Jazz Restaurant.
The Women In Jazz month at The Crypt will highlight some of Cape Town’s best jazz bands, led by, or comprised of women. During August we will showcase the originality and artistry of female jazz vocalists and instrumentalists from South Africa – professionals and students – hence a tribute to and celebration of the many fabulous women in jazz.
Women In Jazz month at THE CRYPT offers extraordinary artists – stars of the contemporary jazz world and young women just now starting to make their mark on South African jazz history.
Women In Jazz month hopes to engage youth in the art of jazz and to also reach out to potential audience members who may not have previously attended a jazz concert. Hopefully our Women In Jazz Month will capture the depth and diversity of the female jazz experience and bring new audiences to the CBD.
Jazz enthusiasts can expect to see artists like Sylvia Mdunyelwa, Zoe Modiga, Denay Willie, Amy Campbell, Amanda Tiffin, Amy Walton, Emma de Goede, Phathiswa Mangangane, Titi Tsira, Abigail Petersen, Lucrecia Rodriguez, Michelle Maxwell and Adelia Douw, among others. For Big Band enthusiasts, there will be a performance by the fabulous Delft Big Band conducted by Ian Smith. This Big Band features a number of excellent young female musicians.
The Crypt is open five days a week – from Tuesday till Saturday – for drinks and dinner from 18.30. ‘Live Jazz’ music is on offer in a relaxed, listening atmosphere on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 19:00 to 22:00 and from 20.00 to 23.00 on Fridays and Saturdays, with a cover charge of R75 per person. Parking is available in Queen Victoria Street and also in the Cathedral parking area. The venue is located on bus and taxi routes, and within walking distance of several city hotels and guest lodges.
The jazz programme changes nightly, and is available online, at www.thecryptjazz.com
Midweek performances at The Crypt are supported by CONCERTS SA – a South African/Norwegian initiative.