On Wednesday December 15 The Jazz Workshop Biggish Band will perform it's last concert for 2004, at the Acoustic Café, 120 -124 Main Rd, Muizenberg (cnr Camp).

It has been a music venue for some years now, and some months ago new management installed a good sound system and some fine attitude  -- which together with with live acts 4 nights a week, and good food, makes for one of Cape Town's prime live music venues, living up in great style to their motto --  Dedicated to Original Music.

The gig at the Acoustic Cafe will be dedicated to our
regular 2nd Tenor, Graeme Thorne, who's not able
to perform this week, as he's having some lesser known
body parts replaced for the long haul ..

Here's a pic of Graeme in full swing earlier in the year
at the Mussel Festival at Langebaan

Pic. David O'Donnoghue

*If you have problems seeing the pictures you can view this press release with images at

On Wednesday there will be a couvert charge of R30 and the gig will start at 21h00. We'll be playing a selection of our trademark repertoire of original Big Band Jazz, composed for us by Mertyn Barrow, David Ledbetter, Douglas Armstrong and Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder, as well as some new arrangements of South African classics by Zakes Nkosi, Hugh Masekela, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, etc

So, with Thursday being a holiday, come and get into the swing of things for the summer season on Wednesday night with some grooving South African swing & jive ..

If we don't catch you at the gig, then have a wild & silly season and we'll see you next year at one of these:

JWBB Performances coming up:

  • Yellow Door, Gugulethu, 23 January

  • Masque Theatre, Muizenberg 20 February

  • Camps Bay Primary, 23 February

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, Stuart Bowen, Daniel Kaplan
Trombones: Andrew O'Donoghue, Shelley Williams, Simon Hough, Matthew Grant
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Rick Beckman, Nathan Woodman, Sidney McKinnon, Ted Frazer, Keith Coxon

More info: jannie@bigband.co.za / 072 189 2481
or check out

Bookings: Nick Green 021 797 7628  or Graham Thorne 021 794 5928

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