The Lady Day Big Band gigs at Christ Church Constantia in Cape Town on Sunday, 5 June, 2022, at 3pm. The concert will also feature up-and-coming vocalist Anathi Mobo.
The Lady Day Big Band ensemble is the brain-child of three jazz musicians – Lana Crowster, Amanda Tiffin and Kerry Bell. It is one of the few full big bands operating in South Africa and the only one comprising only women.
The group takes its name from Billie Holiday, dubbed Lady Day by her musical partner Lester Young. Importantly, it is a truly safe space for women musicians to play, grow, enjoy making music and showcase their talent.
Recognising that there is a shortage of professional women musicians in jazz, it is the band’s mission to actively recruit young female musicians to play, alongside their mentors and teachers.The band has recently signed with Arte Viva Management to represent it internationally.
At their showcase at Christ Church, expect to hear songs ranging from swing classics, gorgeous ballads and popular songs to vibrant South African and American jazz grooves.
Lady Day Big Band tickets are R130 and are available through Quicket or by calling Anne on 082 218 0100.
What: Lady Day Big Band
When: 5 June 2022, 3pm
Where: Christ Church Constantia Cape Town