Jazz vocalist Tutu Puoane sings with the SU Jazz Band
Jazz vocalist Tutu Puoane sings with the SU Jazz Band

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Endler Concert series presents the Fiesta Award-winning Stellenbosch University Jazz Band (SU Jazz Band) led by Felicia Lesch on Friday, 16 August, 2019, at 8pm in the Endler Hall.

This concert features South African jazz singers Anneli Kamfer and Tutu Puoane. Puoane won the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters award for the Cape Region in 2000, was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz winner in 2004 and is a multiple SAMA award winner.

South African jazz standards

Anneli Kamfer, a past student of the Certificate Programme and former singer with the SU Jazz Band, was a member of Manouche and is now pursuing a solo career.

This concert features African standards such as Letta Mbulu’s Macongo, the ever-popular swing tune It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, plus fans  get to hear Tutu singing her composition Mpho – something the band is looking forward to performing with the composer herself. Anneli will be doing her soul-strut in Strong enough and other tunes.

The programme also features a celebration of South African jazz standards, and the compositions and arrangements of Sibongile Khumalo, Mike Campbell and Darryl Andrews.

The SU Jazz Band celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. Over the years it has gained a reputation for vibrant and energetic performances The SU Jazz Band is one of the ensembles formed by the Certificate Programme which was created to equip members of the broader community with skills to read music and play an instrument at a level enabling them to embark on a BMus or Diploma programme at tertiary level.

The SU Jazz Band also performs in the Endler Hall on Sunday 18 August at 4.30pm. All proceeds go to the Stellenbosch Work Centre for Adult Persons With Disabilities.

More jazz in Cape Town.

What: Endler Concert series SU Jazz Band
When: 16 August at 8pm, 18 August at 4.30pm
Where: Endler Hall Stellenbosch
Tickets: R80, R50 pensioners, students, scholars at Computicket, or door one hour before the show
Info: Fiona Grayer, concerts@sun.ac.za, 021 808 2358