As part of a concert to raise funds for Alvin Dyers, the Jazz Workshop Biggish Band will be performing at the West End, Cine 400 Building, College Rd, Rylands this Friday 15 October at 21h00.

Alvin, a well-known and accomplished Cape Town guitarist, recently underwent an operation to remove a cancer from his bladder. This resulted in a massive hospital bill, and on Friday Cape Town's jazz musicians will come out in force in support of Alvin's plight.

Alvin doing what he does best ..

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Other musicians confirmed include: Allou April, Darryl Andrews, Errol Dyers, Mark Fransman, Richard Caesar, Leslie Kleinsmit, Vernon Castle, Sammy Webber, Emily Bruce, Melanie Scholtz. Erica Lundi, Maude Adams, Sylvia Ndunyelwa, Nic le Roux, Ivan Mazuze, Joe Schaeffers, Jeff Weiner, Buddy Wells, Ezra Ngcukana.

Doors open at 18h00, with performances planned for the whole evening until late, with the Jazz Workshop Biggish Band on at 21h00. A minimum donation of R20 is asked for, and all proceeds will be donated to Alvin Dyers.

For more info call George Werner on  0731825305 or Kader at the West End on 6379132.

Forthcoming JWBB performances confirmed: we'll be on at the G-Spot in Epping on Sunday 31 September, and at the St. Luke's Hospice 'Jazz in the Park' in the Rondebosch Park towards end of November

Hope to see you at one of these ..


The JWBB is an amateur Big Band based in Cape Town, and lead by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder
(5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, 5 rhythm)

The JWBB plays original compositions, as well as new arrangements of South African Jazz standards.

Saxes: Charles Hart, John Ntshibilikwana, John Thorne, Graham Thorne, Nick Green
Trumpets: Charlie Heyes, Douglas Armstrong, Dumani Katywa, Stuart Bowen, Daniel Kaplan
Trombones: Andrew O'Donoghue, Shelley Williams, Simon Hough, Matthew Grant, Matthew Willis)
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Rick Beckman, David Ledbetter, Sidney McKinnon, Ted Frazer, Keith Coxon

More info: / 072 189 2481
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Bookings: Nick Green 021 797 7628  or Graham Thorne 021 794 5928

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