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The Jazz Workshop Biggish Band is reaching new milestones all the time.

This coming Saturday, 28 September, we're playing for the first time as an invited act. Up to now we've organised all our own performances, but this time we'll appear at the Athlone Academy of Music's end-of-year concert, where we will perform a short set after all the students have strutted their stuff.

On Thursday 3 October the JWBB will return for our 3rd monthly gig at the Independent Armchair Theatre in Obs. These gigs have been a great success, with more than twice the number of "bums-on-seats" at the last gig than at the previous one. We’ve decided not to add any new repertoire since last time, as we’re planning to record this one for our new demo cd! So get in on the action, remember our programme of involuntary audience participation might yet make you famous! This time we'll be starting a bit earlier though, namely 20h30, as a lot of our audience (and band members) have struggled to maintain a straight face at work on a Friday after the inevitable late night at the Armchair! Entry remains R15, which is less than R1 per band member -- what a bargain!

Then, 2 weeks later, on Friday 18 October, another milestone, when we're performing for the first time as part of a line-up with other bands at the St Luke's Hospice Fete "Jazz in the Park", at Rondebosch Park. We'll be playing a set from 19h00 until 20h00, and the gig continues until 22h00 (also on the bill is Pambili, and more to be confirmed). Plenty of food & liquid refreshments available!

Come, get out the house, and have some fun with us -- we'll entertain you with original Big Band music, as well as some arrangements of great South African standards!

The JWBB is:

Saxes: Chris Dippenaar, John Ntshibilikwana, John Thorne, Graham Thorne, Nick Green
Trumpets: Charlie Heyes, Duke Gumede, Stephen Draper, Dumani Katywa
Trombones: Andrew O'Donoghue, Shelley Williams, Simon Hough, Oliver Taylor
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms): Rick Beckman, Ralston van der Schyff, Sidney McKinnon, Wayne Katz

For more information email Jannie van Tonder
phone the Independent Armchair Theatre on 447 1514
or phone Cynthia at the Jazz Workshop on 424 4956
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