The Jazz and Fondue at Delheim series will pick up again this winter, with a fine menu of tasty cheese and smoky jazz from 23 June to 25 August 2019.

Jazz and Fondue at Delheim

If you’re a jazz nut, this is an event for you. The event again takes place in Delheim’s cosy, Downstairs wine tasting cellar – an intimate and snug venue that’s as perfect as any mellow jazz club. The bonus at the intimate lunchtime concerts is a symphony of cheese and wine from the celebrated Stellenbosch winery served alongside a musical programme of the Cape Town Music Academy NPC and Jazz in the Native Yards.

Cheese and wine

On the meal side of the occasion, tickets give you access to a sizzling pot of melted cheese, along with fresh bread and vegetables for dipping. Optional extras available to order include starters, meats, dessert and coffee, along with wines that will also be on sale by the glass or bottle.

This is a special opportunity to taste Delheim’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – a wine that is not only exclusively available from the estate, but which is also a perfect match when paired with cheese.

“The Cape Town Music Academy is proud to once again partner with Delheim and Jazz in the Native Yards to bring an exciting line up of some of the freshest and most talented jazz artists to the winelands,” says Cape Town Music Academy programme manager Vicky Davis.

Jazz and Fondue at Delheim

Fat sounds

The fat sounds of jazz giants like Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Robbie Jansen and Chris McGregor will be relived through a spectrum of jazz musicians. In the mix will be some “pata pata” from Sima Mashazi who with Schalk Joubert wowed the crowds at the most recent Woordfees festival in Stellenbosch.

Also in the line-up is Thembelihle Dunjana, a young jazz pianist hailing from Gugulethu who started playing the piano at the age of 11. Her passion for jazz grew during her high school years at Bergvliet High and she ultimately ended up at the UCT College of Music where she graduated with a B. Mus degree.

Thembelihle has found that the sounds of McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane and Bheki Mseleku resonate with her, and is strongly influenced by the sounds of these legends and her band has an easily recognisable swing feel, and a strong African influence.

Jazz and Fondue at Delheim line-up:

23 June 2019: George Weiner and the Little Giants Alumni (saxophone, trumpet, guitar)

30 June 2019: Darren English Trio (trumpet)

7 July 2019: Mike Rossi Quartet (saxophone)

14 July 2019: Thembelihle Dunjana Quartet (piano)

21 July 2019: Tumi Pheto Quintet (trumpet)

28 July 2019: Buddy Wells Quartet (saxophone)

4 August 2019: John Hassan (percussion)

11 August 2019: Ramon Alexander

18 August 2019: Schalk Joubert

25 August 2019: Bongani Sotshononda and Babalwa Meintjies

What: Jazz and Fondue at Delheim

Where and when: Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenboch from 23 June to 25 August 2019

Book: Quicket

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