will be back at the Durbanville High Street Theatre this Friday in the 2nd of a series of last-Friday-of-the-month concerts. We had a real thumper at this lekker little theatre last month and will be continuing these monthly concerts until the middle of the year sometime.

On Friday David Poole and Douglas Armstrong are with us again, but this time Dave's making a rare appearance on Lead Alto!

Douglas Armstrong blowing his groovy little heart out ... one small step for mankind ... how does it go again?

We also have another new addition to our pad this week, another new arrangement of an old tune, this one by the late Zakes Nkosi, called Nonto Sangoma (named after his daughter), a number which was also part of the early African Jazz Pioneers regular repertoire going back to the mid-eighties, and recorded on their debut album.

On a more general note, it looks like we'll be having a busy year still in 2003. We're at the moment finalising details regarding upcoming performances at the Cape Town Festival in March, and are talking to various respected venues where a Big Band like ours will go down really well.


The JWBB opening the Jazzathon at the Cape Town Waterfront Amphitheatre in January.

In the mean time, come hear us play an all-South African evening's Big Band music! The gig starts at 20h30, tickets are R50, and here's how you get there from Cape Town: take the N1 north (which is the shortest way to Joburg and various other exotic locations!), about 10km out of town, not long after you pass the Tygerberg hill/koppie/mountain on your left, you take the Durbanville, Durban Road off ramp. Past Tyger Valley shopping Centre on the left, on your right you'll eventually see the Porsche Garage, the next traffic light you turn right into Doordekraal Road. Keep left round the little circle, and take the first exit (which means you're going almost straight actually) up the little hill and you'll see the theatre.

See you there!


Venue contact details:
High Street Theatre
tel: (021) 914-7030/1
fax (021) 914-7032


The JWBB is an amateur Big Band based in Cape Town, and lead by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder
The JWBB plays original compositions written for the band, as well as arrangements of mostly South African Jazz standards.

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

More info: jannie@bigband.co.za
or phone Cynthia at the Jazz Workshop on 424 4956
or check out http://www.work.co.za/userwebs/jannie/jwbb

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