Kaya FM And Bassline Live Present: Stogie T And Rebirth Of Cool

Kaya FM 95.9, home of the Afropolitan, and Bassline Live are excited to be bringing one of the freshest musical collaborations to the Lyric Theatre on the 29th July in the form of Stogie T (Tumi from Tumi & The Volume) and jazz collective Rebirth Of Cool – for one night of old school jazz-infused hip-hop craftsmanship.

The show brings audiences a completely fresh interpretation of hip-hop & soul.  The addition of schooled jazz maestros Rebirth Of Cool to one of South Africa’s most established and socially conscious rappers breaks new boundaries in all traditional musical sense and takes both genres to elevated heights.

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Stogie T is the moniker used now by one of the countries finest rappers – Tumi (ex-Tumi & The Volume).  With a career that spanned over a decade, his impact as a rapper, poet, social commentator and record label owner have garnered him the respect of his peers, both locally and abroad.  The birth of Stogie T has resulted in a more outspoken, uninhibited and braver mouthpiece for his generation and through his personal journey he has come to the place where he feels he creatively belongs – making art that resonates with him at this current stage in his life.

Rebirth of Cool is a collective that, largely inspired by Miles Davis and the post-bebop jazz era, consists of highly trained and skilled musicians that celebrate their genre through the infusion of contemporary Hip-Hop sounds with the more avant-garde notes from yesteryear.  Consisting of Thandi Ntuli (piano & keys), Benjamin Jafta (Bass), Siphelelo Mazibuko (Drums), DJ Kenzhero (Turntables) and Tha Muzik, the band has been touted as being one of the country’s finest groups of improv maestros around.

Taking these two world-class acts and combining them for a one-night collaboration is set to be one of the greatest musical moments ever staged in the Kaya FM & Bassline Live series.  With special guests to be announced in the week, the show will consist of two 45-minute sets and is set to be one of the musical highlights of the year.

Also on board for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who, as new affiliates of the venture, are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series.  We are excited to grow this relationship with them.

29th July – 8pm

The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Ticket prices: R150 – R250 at Computicket

 

Book now to avoid disappointment.

International Jazz Extravaganza, A Success for the Second Time #IJE2017

On Saturday, June 17th, the second annual International Jazz Extravaganza was nothing short of a stellar event with a star-studded line-up that took to the stage to delight audiences and inspire true jazz connoisseurs. From the big-band sounds of swing to the freedom of avant-garde and everything in between and beyond, jazz-lovers witness the world’s greatest jazz talents perform at the Durban International Convention Centre-Arena.

First on stage was pianist and sensational new vocalist, Thandi Ntuli who performed songs from her new album, “The Offering”. Thandi ensured that the IJE was a celebration of jazz by offering a pure and sophisticated performance.

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Grammy award winner, Kurt Elling wowed the audience with his vocal range, jazzy tunes and stage presence.

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Monty Alexander definitely brought a bit of his famous Jamaican flavour to South Africa. He united the crowd when he performed Bob Marley’s Redemption Song by encouraging the crowd to sing along.

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The last performance was from Nduduzo Makhathini, who serenaded the crowd with offerings from his South African Music Award (SAMA23) winning album “iKhambi”.

ODMedia_IJE_ICC443The show was laced together by Metro FM’s ‘The Urban Jazz Experience’ host, Nothemba Madumo and ‘The Art of Sunday’ on Kaya FM presenter, Brenda Sisane who hosted the event.

While the lights may have dimmed, the stage emptied, the instruments packed away and the voices quiet, the 2017 International Jazz Extravaganza will live on in the hearts of jazz lovers for many years to come.

The second IJE is brought to you by its presenting partners, the National Department of Arts & Culture, the KZN Provincial Department of Arts and Culture and Durban Tourism; associate partner, Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking and official airline carrier, SAA. Media partners for the IJE are Mzansi Magic Music, Kaya FM and East Coast Radio and their official suppliers are Aha Hotels & Lodges  and SMG-Durban BMW.

 Website: https://www.ije.co.za/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IJExtravaganza

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/int_jazz_extravaganza/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalJazzExtravaganzaSA/

Hashtag: #IJE2017

Red Bull Brings Biggest Sound System Battle To Jozi Aka, Dj Tira, Patoranking And Admiral & Jahseed Showdown

One of the world’s most innovative live music experiences – the Red Bull Culture Clash – will storm its way onto the Orlando Stadium stage on 23 September 2017.

A sound system battle of epic proportions will unfold as four crews, each fronted by headline artists including AKA, DJ Tira, Patoranking and Admiral and Jahseed, will represent four of South Africa’s biggest sounds – hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae. The four competing sound systems will compete back-to-back over a series of rounds – all in a bid to get the biggest reaction from the crowd and be crowned as the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash winners.

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AKA, hip hop crew leader has promised fans a killer performance, vowing he is coming for everything: “I’ve put together a team of some of the best musical minds South Africa has to offer. You ask me what my objective or plan is for Culture Clash? It’s simple enough: I’m here to win. Nothing else!”

 Holding no punches, Admiral and Jahseed are both getting ready for retaliation on behalf of dancehall and reggae supporters: “We’re preparing for war right now: arming ourselves and looking forward to the battle!”

The Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull’s longest-standing music programme, now in its 19th year, introduced the Culture Clash concept in the UK in 2010, and it has since made its way around the world, including events in New York, Lisbon and Paris. Red Bull Culture Clash itself is based on the classic Jamaican sound system culture, but with a twist.  It’s defined by the use of cutting-edge lyrics, fierce competition and ridiculously loud sound systems.

An essential feature of every clash is the ‘surprise factor’ and South African fans can expect some epic surprises on the night. These include exclusive and custom dubplate specials made up of unique songs recorded by a crew that only they can play. Crews are encouraged to introduce special guests, including a host of artists, on the night as part of their arsenal of musical weaponry they bring to the battle.

More information to follow on redbull.co.za detailing the battle rules, full crew and event details as well as exclusive artist interviews.

Follow Red Bull Culture Clash on Twitter @RedBullZA, Facebook @redbull, Instagram @redbullza  and YouTube to stay ahead of the latest news and win exclusive Red Bull Culture Clash prizes. Join the conversation using #RedBullCultureClash.

Be part of the action by getting your tickets for the Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 event from Computicket.

About Red Bull Music Academy

Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals. Two groups of 30 selected participants—producers, vocalists, DJs, and instrumentalists from around the world—come together in a new city each year for two weeks of collaborations, lectures, and performances. The Academy began in 1998, and has been traversing the globe since. In 2010 it took place in London, when the first Culture Clash was hosted as part of a five week-long city festival. See www.redbullmusicacademy.com  for more details.

 

Basha Uhuru | 21 – 25 June 2017

Basha Uhuru is back for the 5th year, and will be happening from 21 – 25 June 2017! It will feature art exhibitions, film screenings, creative dialogues, a heritage cycling tour, and a music festival with two stages featuring the best of local performers!

Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival, in partnership with Nando’s, commemorates the youth of 1976 in their fight for freedom and equality, coming of age of our constitution which is in its 21st anniversary.

The 969 Festival Is Best Of Grahamstown!

Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival celebrates its 14th birthday this year with a spectacular line-up of 28 theatre, dance and music productions that will feature on both the Main and fringe stages at the National Arts Festival in 2017.

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With Nothing but Silence

Running from 14 – 30 July at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, the popular 969 Festival has a diverse artistic appeal showcasing work from all over South Africa. The 969 kilometre trek is one that most theatre lovers cannot make and for Gautengers, the 969 festival is the most convenient way to experience a cross-section of South African talent. “The diversity of this year’s festival featuring dance, music, theatre and comedy is exciting with a great balance between both main and fringe entries. We are also delighted to be featuring so many Standard Bank Young Artist winners,” says Gita Pather, Director of Wits Theatre, who has developed a reputation for finding and staging theatre productions which are all at once original and memorable.  She added…” The programme has been specifically structured for theatregoers to enjoy several shows in one day or evening with time for a drink at the theatre bar in a warm cozy environment”.

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Helen of Troyeville – Gina Shmukler

2017 sees a strong showing of Main stage dance that includes work by Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Thandazile Radebe with Sabelo , With Nothing But Silence They Turned Their Bodies To Face The Noise (or Noise for short)by the ground breaking Mpumalanga based dance company The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC ) and the inimitable  Dada Masilo  who reimagines the iconic ballet Giselle setting it piece in rural South Africa by exploring traditional African rituals and ceremonies. With original composition by Philip Miller who stunningly interlaces his composition with African voice, drums, cello, violin and harp.

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The UEFA Champions League Final Brought to Soweto by Heineken®

Never before has the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final been more accessible to South African football fans than when Heineken® brought the game to Soweto. On Saturday 3rd June, Heineken® hosted a live screening of the competition at Nasrec, near South Africa’s home of football, Soccer City.

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Guests witnessed first-hand the battle between Juventus and Real Madrid. Juventus had already captured the Scudetto and Coppa Italia, meaning just Real Madrid stood between them and history as the ninth team to win the treble. At what can only be described as a world class viewing experience, Heineken® fans saw Real Madrid take the ultimate championship title in the closely-contested game.

Those lucky enough to win tickets to the live screening were hosted by Kamza and local soccer legend, Lucas Radebe while AKA, pro, Ms Cosmo and other great acts entertained the fans.

“Heineken® is an international premium brand and UCL is a premium soccer league, which is why for the first time ever we wanted to give South African soccer fans a premium viewing experience in SOWETO that they will never forget,” says Heineken® South Africa, marketing manager, Themba Ratsibe.

“Heineken® also prides itself as being a beer that is enjoyed all over the world. With that said we believe in world class experiences both locally and abroad. The Heineken® Champions Voyage, an exclusive cruise ship in Greece, allowed us to use our global scale and give our Heineken® fans a viewing experience of the UCL Final that they will never forget,” explains Themba Ratsibe. Media partners and local celebrity and football fan, Minnie Dlamini were also treated to an unforgettable Heineken® Voyage Experience to Mykonos, which was captained by none other than Brazil’s previous world player of the year, “Captain Ronaldinho”.

While the night may have belonged to Real Madrid, local soccer fans will never forget their once in a lifetime viewing experience, when it felt as though they too were in Cardiff cheering on their favourite team to victory.

Top Jazz Pianist Bokani Dyer Takes His Trio On Tour!

In association with Concerts SA, multi-award winning Motswana-South African pianist, composer and producer Bokani Dyer will be on tour with his Trio in June, performing for the very first time in this configuration in Durban, Bloemfontein and across the border in Maputo.

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Dyer is known and respected for his creative, sensitive compositions and playing, which have garnered him a fan base across the world, and see him collaborate regularly with musical luminaries from SA and abroad.  The Bokani Dyer Trio was selected to perform at the prestigious Jazzahead showcase in Bremen, Germany in 2016, and as a result have been invited to perform in a highly coveted slot at the Musiques en Ete festival in Geneva, Switzerland at the end of July 2017.    Dyer was also a featured solo artist as part of the opening of the SA/Russia Seasons in late 2016, playing to audiences in Moscow and St Petersburg, and recently added Kenya to his list of international performances, after playing with the Trio to a capacity crowd at the Safaricom Jazz Festival in Nairobi.

Based in Johannesburg, the Trio features Sonor endorsee Sphelelo Mazibuko on the drums, and a feminine touch with the in demand Romy Brauteseth on the double bass.  For the Maputo leg of the tour, Marlon Witbooi will be holding the drum sticks.  The Bokani Dyer Trio performs their distinctive South African jazz regularly in Gauteng and recently performed in Cape Town as one of the featured artists at the South African Jazz Educators Festival.  They are looking forward to their Concerts SA tour which will see them perform for the first time in four venues.  Says Dyer, “It is always a pleasure to play a new venue, or a new town.  I’m really looking forward to sharing our music with new audiences, particularly the new material from the upcoming Trio album.”

Dyer has recorded three jazz albums under his own name. His debut album, Mirrors (2010), launched the style and artistic trajectory he continues to pursue. Emancipate the Story (2011), was recorded during his time as Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, as part of the award, and continued his musical journey, exploring the tradition and furthering the contemporary landscape of SA jazz through his compositions.  His most recent offering, World Music (2015), was received with much respect and acclaim from both the SA and international music worlds, and nominated for Best Jazz Album at the 2016 South African Music Awards.

The Concerts SA Bokani Dyer Trio tour has been put together by Nikki Froneman of Arte Viva Management who says “It is very exciting to be expanding our touring circuit, working for the first time both with regular Concerts SA host venues such as The Chairman in Durban, and brand new partners such as the Bloemfontein Jazz Evenings and the Jazz Leisure Sessions in Maputo.”

The tour launches on Thursday 1 June at The Chairman in Durban before moving inland for a night at Coco C in Bloemfontein on Saturday 3 June, with supporting act the Andile Qongqo Trio.   The Trio then heads up to Mozambique on Friday 23 June for a concert at the Fundação Fernando Leite Couto, followed by a performance at the Jazz Leisure Sessions on Saturday 24 June.  The Trio will present workshops in all tour cities as well – interested musicians can email nikki@artevivamanagement.com for details and to book.

Bokani Dyer Trio’s KZN, Free State & Maputo 2017 Tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools. For more information please visit our website http://concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA.

Artist Links

Web:                www.bokanidyer.com

Facebook:        www.facebook.com/Bokani-Dyer-Artist-Page-234735486675217

Twitter:           www.twitter.com/BokaniDyer

YouTube:         www.youtube.com/user/BokaniDyer

Soundcloud:     www.soundcloud.com/bokani-dyer

HIGH RES PHOTOS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/94bffrvoqyte6fw/AACaVT3K_eYY93K9i6nI509na?dl=0

Events Listing

Durban – The Chairman [Performance]

Thursday 1st June – 10.30pm – R150

Address: 146 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Point, Durban

Bookings: 031 368 2133 / 072 658 0746 / info@thechairmanlive.com

Durban – Venue TBC [Workshop]

Friday 2nd June – Further details to be released soon

Information: nikki@artevivamanagement.com

Bloemfontein – TOMS [Workshop]

Saturday 3rd June – 11am – R100 (20 free places available to concert ticket holders; booking essential)

Address: Corner Kelner Road & 1st Avenue, Bloemfontein

Bookings:  073 300 9967 / info@lesleyjennings.com

Bloemfontein – Coco C [Performance]

Saturday 3rd June – 7.30pm – R200 (early bird) / R250 (door)

Address: 56, 2nd Floor, Loch Logan Waterfront, 105/7 Henry St, Willows, Bloemfontein

Bookings: 073 300 9967 / jazzeveningsbfn@gmail.com

Maputo – Fundação Fernando Leite Couto [Workshop]

Friday 23rd June – 2.30pm

Address: 961 Avenida Kim Il Sung, Maputo

Bookings: +258 84 873 3098 / ginhosibia@gmail.com

Maputo – Fundação Fernando Leite Couto [Performance]

Friday 23rd June – 6.30pm – Mts300

Address: 961 Avenida Kim Il Sung, Maputo

Bookings: +258 84 873 3098 / ginhosibia@gmail.com

Maputo – Jazz Leisure Sessions & Bela Vida [Performance]

Saturday 24th June – 6pm – Mts1000

Address: Bela Vida Village & Shopping, Rua de Mozal, Matola Rio, Barrio Djonasse, Maputo

Bookings:  +258 84 873 3098 / ginhosibia@gmail.com

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BIOGRAPHIES

Born in 1986 in Gaborone (Botswana) – where many artists from South Africa, including his father, musician Steve Dyer, were living in exile during apartheid – Bokani Dyer moved back to SA as a child in 1990. He grew up mainly in Johannesburg before moving to study jazz at the prestigious University of Cape Town, where he graduated with distinction.

In 2009 Dyer was runner up in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition and spent three weeks in New York, where he was tutored by Jason Moran. In 2011, Dyer was awarded the esteemed Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz, placing him in the company of previous winners and visionary artists such as Mark Fransman, Andile Yenana and Kesivan Naidoo.

In 2013, Dyer clinched first prize in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition. His prize went towards visiting the UK for a lesson with Robert Mitchell, as well as some master classes with Swiss pianist Malcolm Braff in Basel (Switzerland). Dyer embarked on the first European tour with his Swiss-based quintet in 2014, performing at venues across Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and the UK. He was spotted by John Cumming and invited to perform at the opening of the London Jazz Festival later that year, with the Swiss Quintet as well as in a tribute to South African super-group The Blue Notes, led by Shabaka Hutchings.

In 2015, the Bokani Dyer Swiss Quintet reunited for a 10-show tour of South Africa and Mozambique, opening the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival and then going on to perform packed shows in King William’s Town, Johannesburg, Maputo and Cape Town. Following on the success of the SA tour, the BDSQ toured Switzerland in October 2015, performing in Basel, Zurich, Bern, Wintethur and Interlaken. In November, Dyer travelled to the UK to collaborate with harmonica player, Adam Glasser, playing various venues around London and keeping the spirit of South African jazz alive.

In April 2016, The Bokani Dyer Trio was selected for and performed at the annual Jazzahead showcase in Bremen (Germany). Other notable activities for 2016 included a collaboration with theatre director Mkhululi Mabija on his production My Daughter/Son, producing saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s debut album Iyonde, and performing as a soloist at the launch of the SA/Russia Cultural Seasons in Moscow and St Petersburg. Dyer curated a regular slot at The Orbit Jazz Club, the Jazzafrica Legacy Sessions, dedicated to transcribing and performing the works of SA jazz composers from the last decades. He was also honoured to accept an invitation from legendary trumpeter Feya Faku to join his Quintet.

Complementing his career as a jazz artist, Dyer has also explored various other genres and is particularly interested in electronic music. In 2007, Dyer and long-time collaborator vocalist/composer, Sakhile Moleshe (ex-Goldfish) founded groove outfit, Soul Housing Project, which has performed at the Lighthouse Festival in Croatia 2016 and at Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown (2016).

In 2016, Dyer moved back to Johannesburg and is currently working on various projects with his father, legendary musician Steve Dyer, under the Dyertribe label as well as in a solo capacity. He is composing the score for a new film, directed by top SA comedian Kagiso Lediga, and also for his fourth album, which will feature his trio prominently.

In February 2017, he performed at the Safaricom Jazz Festival in Nairobi, Kenya and is co-directing an exciting collaboration project, Mahube, with artists from various Southern African countries which debuted at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in May.

Romy Brauteseth is a South African bassist. Born in Port Elizabeth in 1989, Brauteseth was surrounded by a musical family and played piano and guitar from an early age. She learnt to play electric bass and read music and played in the Victoria Park High School Big Band. She was chosen for the National Schools Big Band in 2005 and the National Youth Band in 2010. After matriculating, she studied Graphic Design at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University whilst continuing a freelance music career in various bands, collaborations and theatre shows.

Brauteseth moved to Cape Town and found her musical match in the upright bass, which she started playing in 2011. She has become one of SA’s most sought after young bass players and has played with top artists including Melanie Scholtz, Kesivan Naidoo, Mark Fransman, Marcus Wyatt, Feya Faku, Nduduzo Makathini, Dan Shout, Reza Khota, Lee Thomson, Gorm Helfjord, Kevin Gibson, Andrew Lilley, Alvin Dyers, Bokani Dyer and Kyle Shepherd at gigs and festivals across the country, and increasingly internationally. A recent career highlight was playing with Italian pianist Vittorio Mezza on his visit to SA. Brauteseth is now based in Johannesburg and is a permanent member of the Bokani Dyer Trio.

Sphelelo Mazibuko has performed and recorded as a drummer with many accomplished & respected South African artists including singers Dorothy Masuka, Sibongile Khumalo Melanie Scholtz & Lindiwe Maxolo, Metro Jazz album award Winner Nomfundo Xaluva, Jazz reedman Steve Dyer, highly respected Gospel Producer Mthunzi Namba, Gospel sensation Sfiso Ncwane, Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipients: Benjamin Jephta, Bokani Dyer, Shane Cooper & Concord Nkabinde, Bassist & band leader Musa Manzini, Pianist extraordinaire Neil Gonsalves, accomplished Guitar & Jazz Educator Dr Mageshen Naidoo, and the winner of Idols SA, Lloyd Cele as well with ensembles such as the UKZN Big Band & UKZN Jazz Legacy Ensemble.

Born in Newcastle, of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Mazibuko was born into a family with generations of musical tradition. He completed his a BA in Music and Media studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013 and his freelance work has taken him to all corners of South Africa as well as to Virginia in the USA. Some of the events he has performed at include the annual MTN Hazelmere Dam Jazz Festival, Macufe Music Festival, Joy of Jazz, Grahamstown Jazz Festival, Durban Music Festival, Ugu Jazz Festival, Lejweleputswa Festival & the Soweto Theatre Birthday Celebration. He is a permanent member of the Bokani Dyer Trio and also a member of progressive musical trio Africa Plus. Sphelelo is a SonorSA Drums endorsee.

Kathleen Tagg And Andre Petersen Duel Their Pianos Live Across SA!

In association with Concerts SA, two of South Africa’s most renowned pianists – New York-based Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen – join forces in a show that explodes the concept of what a piano, or in this case two pianos, can do and sound like.

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They will tour South Africa with their project Where Worlds Collide: Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen from June 2ndto June 12th, performing in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

This tour will celebrate the digital release of their 2016 album Where Worlds Collide and its upcoming release in the USA on Table Pounding Records in September 2017. It will be their first time performing this project in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Where Worlds Collide draws from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, South African jazz and traditional musics from Sub-Saharan Africa, to explore a diverse array of sounds.

More than just a meeting place of jazz and classical music, Where Worlds Collide employs a spectacular array of additional elements, such as techniques Tagg has developed, using the piano from the inside out, including plucking, bowing and stopping the strings to create a magical world of new sounds. Petersen combines his classical training with his jazz career, while Tagg is a classical musician who improvises and writes music that crosses genres. The result is a bold, vital and highly entertaining mix of South African music, in a completely unique sound.

The media is raving about this project. “This is gloriously creative yet accessible music performed with sparkle by two virtuosos”, says radio documentary maker, jazz presenter and Lifetime Arts Journalist Achievement Awardee Nigel Vermaas. What’s On in Cape Town writes: “Breath-taking… There was no doubt that we were in the presence of musical genius…”

Tagg and Petersen are longstanding friends and colleagues, having met at the South African College of Music twenty years ago.  “It was divine intervention and arrangement!” says Petersen of the collaboration. “The original compositions from both Kathy and I were complementary in the overall structure and concept of the duo, and we had the same vision, wanting to create a new South African sound, painting with sonic colours rather than genres. We wanted to bring all these elements together to create an entertaining and accessible evening of music, while remaining true to the technique, intelligence and artistry of the original genres.”

A 2014 SAMA-nominee for Best Classical/Instrumental album, Kathleen Tagg has performed on four continents with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Grammy-nominated duo partner David Krakauer, 12-times Grammy-winner Paquito D’Rivera and Grammy-winner Matt Haimovitz. She is well-known for her cross genre work, mixing classical with world music, elements of jazz, rock, musical theatre, electronica and more.  Her performances include appearances at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, where she gave her acclaimed solo debut. Tagg’s recorded work can be heard on NAXOS, Gallo Africa, Ossia Records and Table Pounding records labels.

Andre Petersen’s years of working with the finest South African and international jazz musicians are combined with his experience on the European and international jazz scene. In addition to performing with his own groups and iconic South African musicians such as Winston Mankunku, Feya Faku, Robbie Jansen and many others, being based in Belgium for a few years, Andre has also worked with a musically diverse group of artists such as Grammy-award winning world music group Zap Mama, jazz musicians Reggie Washington (Roy Hargrove/Branford Marsalis), Dre Pallemaerts (Joe Lovano/Toots Thielemans), Stefan Harris (Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron) and many others.

Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen’s Where Worlds Collide Tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools. For more information please visit our website http://concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA.

Artists Links

Website: www.taggpetersenduo.com / www.kathleentagg.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kathleentagg / www.instagram.com/petersenandre

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kathleentagg  

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qMAvfbwC0aURyH-N0NWrg

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/user-394786782 / www.soundcloud.com/kattagg /

www.soundcloud.com/andre-petersen

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kathleentagg /

www.facebook.com/dreandchanmusicproductions

Events Listing

Cape Town – UCT College of Music – Chisholm Recital Room [Performance]

Friday 2nd June – 8pm – R60 (student) / R75 (senior) / R100 (regular) / R180 (entry+CD)

Address: Woolsack Dr, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Bookings: 021 424 9308 / www.quicket.co.za

Cape Town – UCT College of Music – Chisholm Recital Room [Workshop]

Saturday 3rd June – 10am – No cover charge (Open to the public)

Address: Woolsack Dr, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Bookings: info@taggpetersenduo.com

Cape Town – UCT College of Music – Chisholm Recital Room [Performance]

Saturday 3rd June – 8pm – R60 (student) / R75 (senior) / R100 (regular) / R180 (entry+CD)

Address: Woolsack Dr, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Bookings: 021 424 9308 / www.quicket.co.za

Johannesburg – Wits Music Room [Performance]

Wednesday 7th June – 7.30pm – R60 (student) / R75 (senior) / R100 (regular) / R180 (entry+CD)

Address: Wits University, 8th Floor University Corner, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg

Bookings: 021 424 9308 / www.quicket.co.za

Johannesburg – Wits School of Arts [Workshop]

Date & Time TBC – No cover charge (Students & media only)

Address: Wits University, 8th Floor University Corner, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg

Bookings: info@taggpetersenduo.com

Johannesburg – Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos [Performance]

Friday 9th June – 8pm – R100

Address:  4E Appel Road Kramerville, Sandton

Bookings: 011 234 7555 / www.quicket.co.za

Port Elizabeth – NMMU South Campus Auditorium [Workshop]

Monday 12th June – 1pm – No cover charge (Students & media only)

Address: University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Bookings: info@taggpetersenduo.com

Port Elizabeth – NMMU South Campus Auditorium [Performance]

Monday 12th June – 7.30pm – R70 (general) / R65 (senior) / R40 (student)

Address: University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Bookings: 041 504 4235 / nicky.bosman@nmmu.ac.za