Hanepoot & the Biggish Band play their last gig for 2007 at the Sunset Picnic Concert on Sunday December 9th at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.

This event is hosted by the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve, who run the Educational Environmental Centre at the Reserve.

The Centre introduces young learners from the Helderberg area, including Macassar and Nomzamo, to the importance of our rich environmental heritage, and especially of conserving our fauna, flora and water.

The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve generates funds for this programme from this Kirstenbosch-style Sunset Concert Series in the Reserve on Sunday evenings throughout the summer. 

The Biggish Band is an 18-piece Big Band led by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder and plays only 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. Here's a pic by Steve Gordon (musicpics.co.za ) from a recent concert in Athlone.

Tickets for Sunday's concert are R25 for adults and R5 for scholars. The band plays from 17h30 to 18h45, and the gates close at 20:00.

A map with directions to the venu is at the bottom of this newsletter.

More info at http://www.helderbergnaturereserve.co.za

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:
  • 20 January: Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch

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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