Come and 'stomp' the new port grapes for Muratie Wine Estate's 2007 Vintage Port, while enjoying the sound of South African big band jazz with Hanepoot & the Biggish Band this Saturday 10th of March! 

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

While helping to stomp the grapes for this year's Port, you can reserve your own bottle of port, and bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawns of this historic homestead, and try some of Muratie's famous Hanepoot wine too!

The Biggish Band will take you through some of its own arrangements of South African jazz classics by the likes of Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Hugh Masekela, etc, as well as some originals composed for 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!

The 'Stomp' will start at 15h00, entrance is R50 per person seated, or R30 per person to sit on the lawn (bring own blanket and remember to bring your own picnic). Booking is essential! For more information, please contact Marieta of Muratie Wine Estate on (021) 865-2330 or

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Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:

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

  • June 16: Athlone Music Academy fund raiser, Nassau Centre Newlands

  • August 12 Silver Tree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch

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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