If you're in the Overberg this weekend, catch Hanepoot & the Biggish Band at the Great White Shark Festival in Kleinbaai Harbour, near Hermanus on Saturday August 18 at 16h00.

This thumping 18-piece big band led by Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder will play two a 90-min set from its strictly South African Jazz collection, starting at 16h00.

On this weekend's gig we're fortunate enough to feature two extremely capable members of the happening Cape Town Ska band the Rudimentals, fresh from a wild weekend at Oppikoppi -- Simon Bates on Tenor Sax and Jody Engelbrecht on Trumpet.

As usual you can hear some great SA Big Band Jazz including some of Hanepoot's arrangements of SA jazz classics by the likes of Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Hugh Masekela and originals composed for the Biggish Band b y Merton Barrow, David Ledbetter, Douglas Armstrong, 'Hanepoot' and others. Be prepared for Cape Town goema, Jo'burg marabi ann some trad big band swing ..

The Great White Shark Festival is a new event focused on highlight the plight of this magnificent beast which has been around for 300 million years (that is a 3 and 8 zeroes as in 30000000!) and now in a matter of a century of industrialisation, man is threatening it's existence ... more about the festival at www.whitesharkfestival.org

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up:

  • Sept 8 -- the first of a series of monthly Saturday Afternoon summer concerts in Wynberg -- details to be confirmed

  • November 2 -- St Lukes Hospice Jazz in the Park, Maynardville

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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, Mike Nixon, 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