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Cape Town Big Band festival

Cape Town Big Band festival

If you are a jazz lover then the Cape Town Big Band festival is certain to tickle your fancy as the next generation of big band jazz musicians take to the stage and assist in restoring the popularity of the big band jazz styles and the sounds of the swing era, when such greats as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Gerry Bosman filled swing halls around the world.

The Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival is a community outreach project that aims to support music education for school and college students. The festival provides sponsorship and scholarship programmes to students for such musical establishments as the South African College of Music, the Beau Soleil Music for Africa Trust and the Manenberg High School Steel Band Project. The program was founded in 1999 by the late Dennis Barr.

Each year in the region of twenty or more jazz bands take part in this festival which takes place over three days. Some of the bands that take part include the SA College jazz bands, Rondebosch Boys High, Rustenburg Girls, Pinelands, Bishops and Bergvliet, as well as UCT and Stellenbosch bands. The festival provides an opportunity for young musicians to display their jazz skills as well as encouraging them to develop their talents further on a tertiary level, and is considered to be a good launching point for those wanting a career in music. Musical instruments have been donated to the program from Beau Soleil Africa Trust, Athlone Music Academy, York Road Primary School, Lansdowne and Eluxolweni Primary Schools.

The 2011 Cape Town Big Band Festival takes place from the to 21 May 2011 at the Baxter Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Complex in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

For more information please contact:
Ann Barr
Tel: +27-21-7976657
Cell: +27-82-4513696
Or email: info@ctbigbandjazzfest.co.za

Directions
The Baxter is a prominent building on Main Road in Rondebosch (close to the towers of Tugwell and Marquard)
From the M3 take the Woolsack offramp at the University of Cape Town
Head down the hill toward Rondebosch
The Baxter Theatre is on your left as you reach main road and there are several parking areas available.

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