Hanepoot & the Biggish Band is at the Silvertree Restaurant on Sunday August 12 as part of Kirstenbosch's Winter Concert Series for 2007.

This entertaining 18-piece big band led by Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder will play two 60-min sets from its strictly South African Jazz collection, starting at 19h00.

Among others you will hear a new composition by Douglas Armstrong, an modern African groove piece called The Man with the Hat, as well as some of Hanepoot's arrangements of SA jazz classics by the likes of Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Hugh Masekela and originals composed for the Biggish Band by Merton Barrow, David Ledbetter, Douglas Armstrong, 'Hanepoot' and others. 

The music includes Cape Town goema, Jo'burg marabi, trad big band swing ... and even a tango!

The Silvertree Restaurant is a great venue with naturally good sound, and the restaurant has an excellent menu. The Biggish Band performed here 2 years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening -- this early evening Sunday dinner slot is extremely "gesellig" and is just the way to finish off the weekend in a groovily relaxed way, listening to purely South African Big Band Jazz, featuring solists such as Jannie "Hanepoot van Tonder" on the trombone, Chris Tokalon on tenor sax, George Werner on piano and Jasper "Dzespa" Cook also on trombone.

Tickets for Sunday's gig are R90, which includes a glass of wine, soup & bread!

Booking is essential on 021-762-9585.

The restaurant is open from 18h00 and the show starts at 18h45.

More info at www.kirstenboschrestaurant.com and www.hanepoot.co.za  

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:

  • August 18 Great White Shark Festival, Kleinbaai (near Hermanus)

  • A series of summer concerts in Wynberg -- watch this space ...

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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, Mike Nixon, 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