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Guitarist Ernie Smith

Smooth jazz guitar wiz and SAMA winner, Ernie Smith, returns for a show at Westend dubbed Jazzin & RomancinA Valentine Affair. The 17 February gig sees Ernie backed by the Sean D Band, with the addition of Afro ninja DJ Uncle Cal, who’ll spin classic love songs and rare grooves in between sets.

Also appearing as a guest is flamboyant entertainer Jarrad Ricketts, who is doing well on the Top 10 charts.

This ESP Young Legend winner will also be on the bill of The Cape Town International Jazz Festival in March, 2018.

More about Jarrad Ricketts

Jarrad Ricketts -Take Me To Your Heart and New Life,
Jarrad Ricketts -‘Take Me To Your Heart’

‘Bold, fresh and dynamic’ are some of the words used to describe South Africa’s hottest new vocal talent – Jarrad Ricketts.

Having been adopted into a musical family, it was inevitable this would become his chosen career. Growing up on the Cape Flats in Athlone, it was the arts that gave Jarrad a sense of direction. His slick pop delivery and captivating performance style has seen him perform on stages in Spain, Finland and Sweden.

His own music receiving airplay includes Take Me To Your Heart and New Life – which has reached # 1 status on various charts.

Look out for his debut album in 2018. Jarrad features regularly on TV, performing on SABC 2’s Hectic 99, Cape Town TV, SABC3’s Expresso Morning Show and SABC 2’s Musiek Roulette and Noot Vir Noot. He’s also appeared at The Fugard Theatre’s Orpheus In Africa, directed by David Kramer.

Jarrad directed The Cape Town Crooners at The District Six Museum Homecoming Centre at the Suidoosterfees. He now sits on the board of trustees of the African Musician’s Trust and is the youth ambassador for the Cape Mental Health Society.

With this great line-up the evening promises to be a great night out for both couples and singles to mingle.

What: Jazzin & Romancin – A Valentine Affair
When: 17 February, 2018
Where: Westend, Rylands, Cape Town
Who: Ernie Smith, Sean D Band, Jarrad Ricketts, DJ Uncle Cal
Tickets: R100,, door
Info: Calvin Peters 082 950 8625,,