Jazz on Fridays in Franschhoek
Cape Dutch Connection’s Jazz on Friday, which kicked off on 30 October at La Brasserie in Franschhoek, is having one of its most successful seasons ever, says leader of the jazz band, Derk Blaisse. According to Blaisse, the Friday evening performances are attracting audiences of up to 300 at a time …
“This is a great season for us. The weather has been superb for our outdoor venue and we’ve had a great line-up of guest artists playing with us.”
Cape Dutch Connection is a jazz quintet with vocalist Charlette Dickson, Wesley Rustin double bass, drummer Jack Momple, Derk Blaisse on piano and a guest soloist on saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet or trombone.
Guest artists for the next four weeks include Klaus Baltin, German trombonist and vocalist (6 & 12 February), Willie van Zyl, acclaimed South African saxophonist and member of the Navy Band in Simonstown (19 February) and Mike Rossi, woodwind specialist and professor in Jazz and Woodwinds at the South African College of Music, UCT (26 February).
Jazz on Friday continues until 2 April at La Brasserie in Franschhoek. Entry is R130 per couple which includes jazz and a good bottle of local wine. The performance runs from 5.30-8.30pm. To book call 021 876 3420.
JAZZ ON FRIDAY until 2 April 2009
LA BRASSERIE, 13 Daniel Hugo Street, Franschhoek
Entrance R 130 per couple for a bottle of wine and free jazz.
Tables will be held until 6 pm.
BOOKINGS +27 (0)21 876-3420