Hanepoot & the Biggish Band have a busy month coming up with four performances, the first of which is at 19h00 on Friday, 2 November, at the St Lukes Hospice Jazz in the Park Festival at Maynardville in Wynberg, Cape Town.

This 18-piece big band led by trombonist Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder plays a collection of strictly South African Big Band Jazz, including new arrangements of SA 'standards' by the likes of Errol Dyers, Zakes Nkosi, Hugh Masekela and Dollar Brand, as well as originals by Merton Barrow, Douglas Armstrong, David Ledbetter and Hanepoot himself.

You'll hear some Cape Town goema and Jo'burg marabi tunes, some trad big bandswing and perhaps even a tango..

On Friday Hanepoot & the Biggish Band kick the evening off at 7pm with a 45-minute set, followed by the Little Giants, the South Peninsula Alumni Jazz Band and Sound Image.

Quench your thirst in the Beer Garden. Experience the tastes from the best outdoor restaurants in town offering delicious curries, calamari, Chinese, Thai and vegetarian food, and droolishish pancakes.

The evening is part of the St Luke's Hospice fundraising weekend, which continues on Saturday with their Annual Fete, also at Maynardville. Entrance is free. Donations are welcome in lieu of the entry fee.

Maynardville is located in Wynberg, opposite the police station and magistrates court.

Some other Biggish Band gigs coming up this year:

  • 11 November: Nitida Wine Estate, Durbanville
  • 24 November: Cape Farmhouse Rocks, Scarborough
  • 2 December: Obs Festival, Observatory
  • 9 December: Somerset West Botanical Gardens

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The Biggish Band:
Saxes: Storm de Klerk, John Ntshibilikwana, Chris Tokalon, Fred Block, Nick Green
Trumpets: Charlie Heyes, Douglas Armstrong, Daniel Kaplan, Stuart Bowen, Dean Manuel
Trombones: Jasper Cook, Andrew O'Donoghue, Mike Nixon, Jeremy Thurgood
Rhythm (gt, pno, bs, dms, perc): Colin Miller, George Werner, Sidney McKinnon, Ted Frazer


Bookings: Nick Green 021 761 7740

CV: Jannie van Tonder