Youth jazz jive at Artscape

2017-06-20 06:01

Youth month at Artscape is in full swing as they get ready for one of the highlights, the Youth Jazz Festival.

Taking place on Friday 30 June it celebrates 14 soloists who successfully auditioned to be included in the Artscape mentorship programme. Structured to showcase young talent, these young musicians have the opportunity of working with five top South African Jazz musicians in a 10-week mentorship programme. The workshops cover South African Jazz, business management for musicians, and techniques. Time is also devoted to musicians who have their own compositions.

Musical director, Amanda Tiffin (vocals) leads the mentors; Camillo Lombard (piano), Frank Paco (drums), Shaun Johannes (bass) and Marc de Kock (saxophone) and together they form an ensemble to accompany the musicians for an evening of superb South African Jazz.

Eleven of the musicians are currently studying at the South African College of Music at UCT.

They are Damian Kamineth (19) on drums, Brathew van Schalkwyk (20) on piano, Bradley Prince (22) guitar, Keegan Steenkamp (23) trumpet, Georgia Jones (21) baritone saxophone and Evan Froud (21) alto saxophone. Vocalists are Jesse Julies (20), Naledi Masilo (20), Thandeka Dladla (22), Daniel van der Walt (21) and Stephen de Souza (21) bass guitar. Drummer Dane Paris (18) is at Groote Schuur High School, Timothy Ehrenreich (17) guitar is at Mondale High and at the Cape Music Institute (CMI) and Dehanré Kiewiets (19) is a vocalist taking a gap year to perform and grow her passion.

Marlene le Roux, CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre is always excited about this project.

“Since the Youth Jazz Festival was established in 2003, the focus of the programme has remained dedicated to providing skills development within the Jazz genre,” she says.

“This enables young musicians to take the experience forward into their careers and educate others in the process. It (the festival) has become a stepping-stone that provides opportunities and access to significant role players. We are indeed honoured to showcase these young musicians and promise an evening of exceptional quality jazz for all music lovers.”

The performance starts at 19:30 and early booking is advised.

V Booking at Computicket.

Youth month at Artscape is in full swing as they get ready for one of the highlights, the Youth Jazz Festival.

Taking place on Friday 30 June it celebrates 14 soloists who successfully auditioned to be included in the Artscape mentorship programme. Structured to showcase young talent, these young musicians have the opportunity of working with five top South African Jazz musicians in a 10-week mentorship programme. The workshops cover South African Jazz, business management for musicians, and techniques. Time is also devoted to musicians who have their own compositions.

Musical director, Amanda Tiffin (vocals) leads the mentors; Camillo Lombard (piano), Frank Paco (drums), Shaun Johannes (bass) and Marc de Kock (saxophone) and together they form an ensemble to accompany the musicians for an evening of superb South African Jazz.

Eleven of the musicians are currently studying at the South African College of Music at UCT.

They are Damian Kamineth (19) on drums, Brathew van Schalkwyk (20) on piano, Bradley Prince (22) guitar, Keegan Steenkamp (23) trumpet, Georgia Jones (21) baritone saxophone and Evan Froud (21) alto saxophone.

Vocalists are Jesse Julies (20), Naledi Masilo (20), Thandeka Dladla (22), Daniel van der Walt (21) and Stephen de Souza (21) bass ­guitar.

Drummer Dane Paris (18) is at Groote Schuur High School, Timothy Ehrenreich (17) guitar is at Mondale High and at the Cape Music Institute (CMI) and Dehanré Kiewiets (19) is a vocalist taking a gap year to perform and grow her passion.

Marlene le Roux, CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre is always excited about this project.

“Since the Youth Jazz Festival was established in 2003, the focus of the programme has remained dedicated to providing skills development within the Jazz genre,” she says.

“This enables young musicians to take the experience forward into their careers and educate others in the process. It (the festival) has become a stepping-stone that provides opportunities and access to significant role players. We are indeed honoured to showcase these young musicians and promise an evening of exceptional quality jazz for all music lovers.”

The performance starts at 19:30 and early booking is advised.

V Booking at Computicket.

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