Hanepoot & the Biggish Band are playing at a Jazz Picnic on Sunday, 11 November at the Nitida Wine Estate in Durbanville.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of great South African jazz on the lawns of this beautiful wine estate. Bring your picnic, or phone 021-975-8875 to order a picnic from Café Nitida. Nitida is one of the smallest wine estates in the beautiful Durbanville 'kloof' area. There are just 14 hectares under vine, and the production has grown to around 7,500 cases over the last nine years. With meticulous attention to detail owner/winemaker, Bernhard Veller, has worked to make Nitida one of the most consistently awarded cellars in South Africa.

The Biggish Band is led by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder and plays solely South African big band jazz material , including new arrangements of 'standards' by the likes of Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Hugh Masekela and Dollar Brand, as well as originals by Merton Barrow, Douglas Armstrong, David Ledbetter and Hanepoot himself. You’ll hear some Cape goema and Jo'burg marabi tunes, swing and even a tango.

To get to the Nitida Wine Estate, take the Tygervalley Road (M31) behind the Tygervalley Shopping Centre. Drive north until you reach the T-junction just after Altydgedacht Wine Estate. Turn left at this T-junction onto Tygerberg Road. Nitida is on the right-hand side 2 kilometres from the T-junction.

Entrance is R50. The music starts at 3pm. More info at http://www.durbanville.info/cafenitida

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up this year:
  • 24 November: Cape Farmhouse Rocks, Scarborough
  • 2 December: Obs Festival, Observatory
  • 9 December: Somerset West Botanical Gardens

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The Biggish Band:
Saxes: Storm de Klerk, John Ntshibilikwana, Chris Tokalon, Fred Block, Nick Green
Trumpets: Charlie Heyes, Douglas Armstrong, Daniel Kaplan, Stuart Bowen, Dean Manuel
Trombones: Jasper Cook, Andrew O'Donoghue, Mike Nixon, Jeremy Thurgood
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Colin Miller, George Werner, Sidney McKinnon, Ted Frazer


Bookings: Nick Green 021 761 7740

CV: Jannie van Tonder