Hanepoot & the Biggish Band will be starting the year off on a high note  :-)  this Sunday, 20 January, at one of the Western Cape's top venues, the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch..

Known as the "theatre in the winelands" it is sheltered by graceful trees, not only in the surrounding gardens, but also on the stage - imparting a magical air to music, theatre and dance performances.

The auditorium forms a quarter circle almost touching the stage, ensuring excellent acoustics and a unique intimacy with the music. You're also encouraged to bring a picnic basket and to have your supper on the beautiful lawn surrounding the theatre before the concert starts.

The Biggish Band is an 18-piece Big Band led by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder and plays only South African big band jazz .

On Sunday we'll be performing one long set including some of our original tunes by Mertyn Barrow, Douglas Armstrong, Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder, and some of our arrangements of lesser-known South African standards by Errol Dyers, Dudu Pukwana, Zakes Nkosi and Dollar Brand.

Tickets are R90, R80 or R70, or R30 for adults/R20 for children on the lawn (these tickets only available on the day. Doors open from 3pm. Music from 6pm to 7.30pm. Ample free, secure parking available. Book at Computicket or by phoning 021-809 7473.

To get there on the N2 from Cape Town: take the Stellenbosch/Baden Powell Avenue turn off (R310) heading towards Stellenbosch. Turn right at T-junction after Spier. At the first traffic light - Distell on your right, Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on your left.

To get there on the N1 from Cape Town: take the Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel/Tygerberg Zoo turn off (R304) heading towards Stellenbosch. Turn right into Adam Tas Rd (R310), and continue past the Stellenbosch railway station on your right. At the second traffic light after the station turn right into Oude Libertas Street. The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is on your right.

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

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

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:
  • Saturday 1 March: Muratie Wine Estate Harvest Festival
  • Sunday 9 March: Masque Theatre, Muizenberg

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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