Delheim Jazz & Cheese FondueDelheim Estate has announced the return of its top-notch mini-Jazz Festival and a line-up of some of the best South African talent. Hosted in partnership with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA), their popular jazz and fondue events will take place every Sunday from 3 July until 28 August 2022.

The hearty cheese fondues are served with relevant accoutrements and are popular not only for their flavours, but also as a way to beat the chills of cold Cape winter Sundays.

“Delheim is one of the mainstays of the Cape Jazz calendar,” says Cape Town Music Academy Projects Director and Cape jazz dynamo Luvuyo Kakaza. “With some of the hottest talent of the local scene scheduled to play, it is going to be another cracker for jazz-lovers.”

Jazz and fondue at Delheim 2022 line-up

Inevitably, it’s the first act that sets the tone and there are few better to herald the season at Delheim than Hassan’adas. Under leader multi-instrumentalist John Hassan, this ensemble to perform on 3 July 2022 blends original African rhythms and sounds with influences from musicians all over the globe to create a unique jazz sound.

John’s extensive performance background includes collaborations with Miriam Makeba, Stimela, Hugh Masekela, Brenda Fassie, Manu Dibango, Moses Molelekwa, Simply Red, Sibongile Khumalo, Jimmy Dludlu and Loading Zone.

Jazz and fondue at Delheim 2022 - Ramon Alexander

On 10 July 2022, it’s the turn of pianist and composer Ramon Alexander (pictured right). His ensemble has performed at numerous local and international music festivals, notably the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Borneo International Jazz Festival, The Darling Music Experience as well a residency at No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019. Alexander has two albums to his credit and in addition to his performances, is a jazz lecturer at Stellenbosch University.

Accomplished jazz singer and songwriter Babalwa Mentjies follows on 17 July 2022. She has performed in various venues and festivals, and with well-known musicians including Feya Faku, Neil Gonsalvies, Sazi Dhlamini. The Quartet at Delheim comprises George Werner (piano), Bongani Sotshononda (chromatic Marimba) and Carlo Fabe (drums).

The complete line-up comprises:

3 July: Hassan Adas Quartet | 10 July: Ramon Alexander Quartet | 17 July: Babalwa Meintjies and quartet | 24 July: Mark Fransman Homage Quartet | 31 July: Bongani Sotshononda Quartet |7 Aug: Sean Sanby Quartet | 14 Aug: Thandeka Dladla and trio | 21 Aug: Keegan Steenkamp | 28 Aug: Nobuhle Ashanti

What: Jazz and fondue at Delheim 2022

Details about tickets: Tickets to the Delheim Jazz and Fondue events are R450 per person with the cost covering the live entertainment, complimentary Glühwein on arrival, the cheese fondue-for-two including bread and vegetables, as well as a decadent treat to end off on a high note. Tickets exclude all beverages and meal add-ons. Bookings will be per pot – serving parties of two or four. Estate wines will be on sale and each lunchtime show runs from noon to 3pm

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