SA greats in jazz line-up

2016-08-31 06:00
Karen Devroop, performer and organiser, says the Friends of Hospice Annual Jazz Dinner has raised more than R100 000 at each previous event.               PHOTO: supplied

Karen Devroop, performer and organiser, says the Friends of Hospice Annual Jazz Dinner has raised more than R100 000 at each previous event. PHOTO: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Friends of Hospice Annual Jazz Dinner, one of Pietermaritzburg’s top events combining world-class jazz and cuisine, takes place on Saturday, 27 August at 7 pm, at the Golden Horse Casino.

Audiences can expect entertainment from some of KwaZulu-Natal’s most talented jazz artists, including the Melvin Peters Trio, jazz saxophonist Karen Devroop and Pietermaritzburg’s Chats Devroop.

Peters, one of South Africa’s top ranked jazz pianists, who performs nationally and internationally, will be accompanied by Ildo Nandja on bass and Bruce Baker on drums.

They will be joined by jazz saxophonist Karen Devroop, who also boasts a prolific career nationally and internationally, and has recently returned from four sold-out performances at the 2016 Amersfoort Jazz Festival with some of South Africa’s foremost jazz artists.

One of Pietermaritzburg’s greatest music exports, Chats Devroop, who is widely acknowledged in jazz, classical and Indian music circles, joins the entertainment line-up for the night.

Adding an extra touch of magic at this year’s dinner is popular South African magician Mo Magic, who will be the emcee and promises to keep audiences entertained with his illusions and antics.

“The idea to introduce magic together with jazz and fine dining is the brainchild of Jenny Budree, one of the organisers of the event, who has always been the creative thinker,” said Karen Devroop, who is also one of the event organisers.

The core committee includes Rashida Vaugh, Jenny Budree, Karen Devroop and Pete Jugmohan, who work year-round to ensure that the Jazz Dinner continuously reinvents itself.

The Friends of Hospice Annual Jazz Dinner was established four years ago as a second fundraiser to the Friends of Hospice Annual Dance, which has been held for over 23 years.

To minimise expenses, individuals involved in the event have volunteered their time and tried to get sponsorship from local businesses.

“Although extremely difficult, this proved to be successful with over R100 000 raised at each of the past Jazz Dinner events,” Devroop said.

For a night of magic, jazz and fine dining, all while supporting a worthy cause, book your tickets by calling 033 344 1560.

Tickets cost R300 each.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.