Come and enjoy an evening of great South African big band jazz with Hanepoot & the Biggish Band at Fandango, Bird Street, Stellenbosch on Sunday, January 28th. 

This entertaining 18-piece big band led by Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder will play 2 lively sets from its strictly South African pad.

Expect to hear some lekker new arrangements of South African jazz classics (tunes by Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Hugh Masekela, etc) as well as some great originals composed for us by Merton Barrow, David Ledbetter, Douglas Armstrong, 'Hanepoot' van Tonder and others.

The music includes Cape Town goema, Johannesburg marabi, big band swing ... and even a tango!

Fandango is in the centre of Stellenbosch right behind the Dros Restaurant, which is in the old Drostdy Hotel on the Braak on the corner of Alexander Street and Bird Street.

The concert will start at 20h00 and tickets are R20. Book at Fandango on 021 887 7506, or contact Nick Green on 021 761 7740 or 084 660 6158 for further information.

Other Biggish Band gigs coming up:

  • March 23: Cape Town Festival, Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone

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The Biggish Band:
Saxes: Charles Hart, John Ntshibilikwana, Chris Tokalon, Fred Block, Nick Green
Trumpets: Charlie Heyes, Douglas Armstrong, Daniel Kaplan, Stuart Bowen, Dean Manuel
Trombones: Matthew Willis, Andrew O'Donoghue, Dylan Majoos, Jasper Cook
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Colin Miller, George Werner, Sidney McKinnon, Ted Frazer

Bookings: Nick Green 021 761 7740

CV: Jannie van Tonder