Clarinettist to perform at Michaelhouse Music Festival

2016-04-20 06:00
PHOTO: Val Adamson Preparing for the Michaelhouse Music Festival Cathy ‘Hot-lips’ Peacock (left) and Kirsten Sayers.

PHOTO: Val Adamson Preparing for the Michaelhouse Music Festival Cathy ‘Hot-lips’ Peacock (left) and Kirsten Sayers.

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CLARINETTIST, Kirsten Sayers, will be performing with Platform Jazz at the Michaelhouse Music Festival this weekend, 22 to 24 April.

Sayers was introduced to the clarinet when she was eight while attending The Wykeham Collegiate. She chose the clarinet because learning to play the instrument intrigued her the most. Her natural affinity for the instrument eventually led her to the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO), becoming a member in 2005.

“I listen to all kinds of music and enjoy playing in all genres and styles. Currently my music life is split between the KZNPO, Platform Jazz and teaching my 20 pupils. I really can’t say which I enjoy the most. A symphony concert which I played well in or a night with Platform Jazz where the band is on fire are just as rewarding as one of my pupils making progress in even the smallest of tasks.

“Music should be shared, played and enjoyed. I feel blessed that I can bring the joy of music to people.”

Created in 1990 by band leader and trumpet player, Cathy “Hot-lips” Peacock, the band consists of Peacock, Duncan Wooldridge on trombone, Andreas Kappen on double bass, Jeff Judge on saxophone, Bruce Baker on drums, Sayers on clarinet, Melvin Peters on piano and vocalist Shelley McLean.

Sayers is excited about the festival.

“I love performing in the KZN Midlands­, it truly is a perfect setting. The line-up at Michaelhouse looks wonderful, with the likes of Beatenburg, one of my all-time favourites Lady-smith Black Mambazo and the sultry sounds of Seb Goldswain. I can’t wait to perform,” she said.

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