Langa hosts final jazz concert on Sat.

2016-04-28 06:00
 Trumpet star Mandla Mlangeni will do his magic.

Trumpet star Mandla Mlangeni will do his magic.

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Cape Town will mark International Jazz Day on Saturday 30 April when local jazz educators and musicians present two workshops and a concert of South African jazz at IKhaya Le Langa in Langa on Saturday.

International Jazz Day is co-chaired by jazz legend Herbie Hancock and endorsed by UNESCO to highlight jazz and its role in uniting people in all corners of the globe.

It is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which highlights jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April.

Workshops on local jazz heritage and playing styles will start at 12h00, followed by a concert by rising trumpet star Mandla Mlangeni and The TRC featuring a superband of talent including Mark Fransman, Nic Williams, Keenan Ahrends, Ronen Skillen and Clement Benny.

The workshops, presented by Mandla Mlangeni and UCT’s Prof Mike Rossi are for free and open to anyone interested in South African jazz. All brass players are encouraged to bring their instruments. For enquiries and registration for the workshops, contact 082 515 7051 or 083 390 4529 or email

The day is organised by the South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE) and Jazz in the Native Yards, with funding support by the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival.

The concert will start at 3 PM. Tickets cost R50 (R30 for students) at the door. The venue is situated in the Langa Quarter, just off the N2, Bhunga Avenue exit. At the first traffic circle, turn left into Ndabeni Street. Ikhaya le Langa is on the right hand side at the bright orange wall.

Free and safe parking space will be available. www/

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