Events in RondeboschCape Town Big Band Jazz Festival
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Where? Rondebosch, Cape Town
When? 28-31 May 2014
Celebrating 16 years at the Baxter Concert Hall, the Festival will showcase a number of schools colleges and community big bands and special guest artists will be participating in the four day Festival.
Wednesday - SACS Junior School Jazz Band, Sans Souci Jazz Cats, Beau Soleil Music Centre, SACS High School Junior Jazz Band, SACS High School Senior Jazz Band.
Thursday - Pinelands Jazz Band, Omega Big Band, Bishops Jazz Band, Little Giants, Stellenbosch Youth Jazz Band, Delft Big Band
Friday - Westerford High Big Band, Rondebosch Boys’ High School Junior Jazz Band, Wynberg Boys’ High School Big Band, St Joseph’s Marist College Jazz Band, Rondebosch Boys’ High School Senior Jazz Band, Alumni Big Band
Saturday - Bergvliet High J2, Heathfield High School Jazz Band, Wynberg Girls’ High School Big Band, Rustenburg High School for Girls’ Jazz Band, Bergvliet High Jazz Band, UCT Big Band
The monies raised from the Festival are utilised for various initiatives, especially in disadvantaged communities. At present the Festival is supporting Manenberg High School in its endeavour to provide its learners, by and large consisting of youth at risk, with music education.
The Festival sponsor a teacher for their Steelband Project, and in 2011 we purchased a set of marimbas for the school. We also provide various musical instruments to enable the school to start a jazz ensemble. They are supported in this project by two students from the College of Music at UCT. The young musicians are also encouraged to attend music workshops which the Festival organises during the course of the year.
In 2012 the Festival took Ned Doman Secondary School, Athlone under its wing. This is another school, which consists of youth at risk, and we have instituted two music programmes there. In May 2012 the Festival purchased a set of marimbas for the school. A teacher from AmaAmbush teaches there once a week and already there is a long waiting list of other youth who wish to participate. The Steelband Project, also sponsored by the Festival visit the school once a week for steelpan lessons.
Venue: Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch
Contact Person: Ann Barr
Telephone: +27 (0)82 451-3696