Hanepoot & the Biggish Band is presenting a concert as part of the Cape Town Festival this Friday 23rd of March, at Joseph Stone Theatre in Athlone.

This entertaining 18-piece big band led by Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder will play 2 lively sets from its strictly South African Jazz collection.

The band has recently had the good fortune to welcome Jasper Cook who's just moved down from Gauteng as our new Bass Trombonist. Jasper (or 'Jazper') and Hanepoot share some common ground in that they both spent time on the road with the legendary Joburg group, the African Jazz Pioneers led by Bra Ntemi Piliso. Hanepoot was with AJP for just more than a year during the turbulent mid-eighties, with Jasper later being a veteran of 9 years with the band, recording several albums and completing some major international tours.

On Friday at Joseph Stone the Biggish Band will take you through some new arrangements of South African jazz classics by the likes of Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Hugh Masekela, etc, as well as some originals composed for by Merton Barrow, David Ledbetter, Douglas Armstrong, 'Hanepoot' van Tonder and others.  The music includes Cape Town goema, Johannesburg marabi, big band swing ... and even a tango!

Tickets are R40 from Computicket or at the door.

Here's a map to the Joseph Stone Theatre, which is on the corner of Protea Rd & Klipfontein in Athlone (accross from the corner of Thornton/Klipfontein)

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:

  • June 2: Athlone Music Academy fund raiser, Joseph Stone

  • August 12 Silver Tree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch

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The Biggish Band:
Saxes: Charles Hart, John Ntshibilikwana, Chris Tokalon, Fred Block, Nick Green
Trumpets: Charlie Heyes, Douglas Armstrong, Daniel Kaplan, Stuart Bowen, Dean Manuel
Trombones: Matthew Willis, Andrew O'Donoghue, Dylan Majoos, Jasper Cook
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Colin Miller, George Werner, Sidney McKinnon, Ted Frazer


Bookings: Nick Green 021 761 7740

CV: Jannie van Tonder