THE CENTRE FOR JAZZ & POPULAR MUSIC (UKZN) presents East London’s Stirling High Big Band directed by Alan Webster on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 at 17h30.

The Stirling High Big Band comprises of 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombone, guitars, piano, bass, drums, and vocals. 

The band has toured around the country over the past few years, as well as tours to Germany, Holland, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Britain, and has a reputation as a top youth jazz band, performing regularly at the National Arts Festival and with the jazz bands of UCT and Stellenbosch.

In 2009, and again in 2010, eight members of the Stirling band were selected for the 18-member National Schools Jazz Band and a number of the past band members have gone on to become professional jazz musicians.

 

The band’s repertoire includes Big Band classics like In the Mood, The Girl from Ipanema and Fly Me To the Moon, arrangements like Four by Miles Davis as well as a variety of vibrant modern arrangements in Latin American and Funk styles.

 

DATE               :     Wednesday 10 August 2011

TIME                :     17h30 (Doors opens at 17h00)

TICKETS           :     R30,(Pensioners R20) (Students R10)

VENUE             :    Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone bldg.

TEL.                 :    031 260 3385

Email               :     Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

 

Cash bar available

 

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