NMMU students jazz it up with lunch hour concert

2017-05-03 06:01
A student band, featuring several vocalists, will form part of the jazz lunch hour concert that will take place on May 10.Photo:SUPPLIED

A student band, featuring several vocalists, will form part of the jazz lunch hour concert that will take place on May 10.Photo:SUPPLIED

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A RANGE of jazz bands will reflect the diversity of musical expertise that characterises the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) music department when they host a jazz lunch hour concert on May 10.

The 18-piece NMMU Big Band, directed by Jazz Studies lecturer John Edwards, is in its eighth year of existence. The 2017 incarnation of the band will perform a varied repertoire, including The Woodchopper’s Ball, a swing classic by Woody Herman, Liebertango by Astor Piazzola, Equinox by John Coltrane, Mercy Mercy, Mercy – a funky favourite by Joe Zawinul – and The Wedding by Abdullah Ibrahim.

A quartet, featuring Edwards on piano, Dr Rudi Bower on classical guitar, Tiago Vital on bass and Timon Oosthuizen on drums, will perform an excerpt from Claude Bolling’s Concerto for Classic Guitar and Jazz Piano.

A student band featuring several vocalists will also perform and their repertoire will include the Nat King Cole “old school” standard, Let there be Love.

The concert will take place on May 10 in the NMMU South Campus Auditorium at 1pm. Entry is free.

For more info contact Nicky Bosman on 041 504 4235.

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