Mandisi Dyantyis
Mandisi Dyantyis

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AFROFEST CAPE TOWN 2018: Cape Town, 22 – 24 Sept.

ALPHEN BOUTIQUE HOTEL, Alphen Dr, Constantia, 021 795 6300: Dan Shout Trio, Sun 19 Aug.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, 155 Loop St, 021 423 5699: Jazz Night – MSMF Quartet, Fri, 31 Aug, 7.30pm.  R100, 083 441 4760.

Jazzy MSMF are at Alliance Francaise
Jazzy MSMF are at Alliance Francaise

ALMA CAFÉ, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, 021 6857377: Basson Laubscher solo, Fri 17 Aug. Toast Coetzer, Buckfever Underground, Sat 18 Aug. Toni Rolands, Halftime, Sun, 19 Aug. Lionel Bastos, Cindy Alter, Fri 24 Aug. Blacksmith, Sun 26 Aug. Jenny & James’s, Fri 31 Aug.

ARTSCAPE, Foreshore, 021 421 7695: Artscape Schools’ Arts Festival, 13 – 28 Aug. 2018 Jazz Masters Series – Masterful Women in Jazz, Thurs, 27 Sept. Young Masters of Jazz – Mandisi Dyantyis, 28 Sept. Alvin Dyers, 29 Sept, 7.30pm. Maher Zain Live in Cape Town, Fri 26 Oct, Sat 27 Oct 8.15pm. R150 – R800. Computicket

BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB, Villagers Rugby Club, 11 Lansdowne Rd, Claremont: Weekly folk oriented acts, Mon.

Pianist Alessandro Taverna
Pianist Alessandro Taverna

BAXTER, Rosebank: Alessandro Taverna – Cape Town Concert Series,18 Aug, 8pm, 084 682 1337Mehfil-E-Yaaraan – Anjumara Khan presents a Musical Gathering of Friends – Flamenco maestro Bienyameen Camroodien, pianist Sandra Kettle; singers Khaleel Dalwai, Raziya Parker, Mahmood Parker, 25 Aug, 7.30pm. Ragas of the Valley, Sat, 10 Nov.   
BAY HARBOUR MARKET, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay: Bands, Fri – Sun.

BERTIES MOORING, Boardwalk Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay, 021 856 3343: Francois van Coke en Vriende, 17 Aug, 9pm. R100.

BOB’S DISTRICT SIX, Zonnebloem, 46A Canterbury St: Jazz Night every last Tues of month, 7.30pm.

BRASS BELL, Kalk Bay:Main Rd, Brass Bell, 021 788 5455:   Clout, 9 Sept, 8pm.

CAFE ROUX NOORDHOEK, Farm Village, Noordhoek: Tony Browne Counting Crows Tribute 15 Aug. Elvis Tribute: From Memphis to Las Vegas, Thurs, 16 Aug. Arno Carstens, Fri 17 Aug. Night Sky Zombies, Sat 18 Aug. 3 Tons of Fun, Fri, 24 Aug.

Odwa Bongo
Odwa Bongo

CAFE ROUX, 74 Shortmarket St, 021 789 2538: Ruby Gill, Billy Barker (Aus), Orah & Kites Mon 13 Aug. Odwa Bongo Tues 14 Aug. VerTigo Wed 15 Aug. Luis Gimenez Aoros Trio Thurs, 16 Aug. aKing, Fri 17 Aug. Arno Carstens, 20 Aug.

CAPE TOWN STADIUM, CBD: Ed Sheeran South Africa 2019 SA Stadium Tour, Wed 27 March 2019.

CASTELLOS JAZZ BISTRO, Velocity Building, 30 Keerom St, 021 422 5476: Monday Night Jazz Jam with house band The Alvin Dyers Trio, R60. Musos/students free.

COTTAGE CLUB, 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, 021 782 0931: Edi Niederlander, Sat 8 Sept. Doors 7pm.

THE CRYPT, 1 Wale St: Weekly jam, session, Tues, 8pm – 11pm. 079 683 4658. Whatsapp, SMS 079 683 4658.

CTICC, Foreshore: Calum Scott Only Human South African Tour, Sat, 10 Nov. R495 excl R15 service fee.

Echo Gatherings Elements of Life Fest

DE HOEK MOUNTAIN RESORT, R328, Prince Albert: Echo Gatherings Elements of Life three-day outdoor psytrance festival, Fri 26 – Sun 28 Oct.  2 stages – Rubix Qube, Dan Scot, Killawatt, Vox Libre, Counter Culture, Alchemist, Tech Rider, Stereo Fiction,R300.

DELHEIM: Jazz & Cheese Fondues, 021 888 4600: Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series – Cape Town Music Academy, Jazz in the Native Yards, every Sun to 26 Aug, 12.30. R450.

DRAMA FACTORY, 25 Comprop Sq, Asla Bus Park, Strand: Peace Train To A Wild World, 1,2 Sept, 7.30pm. Rosanthorn Cello Trio, Thurs, 6 Sept, 7.30pm. Old Town Band, Thurs, 30 Aug, 7.30pm.

ENDLER HALL, Stellenbosch, 021 808 2358: Klassieke Collage Concert – Stellenbosch University Symphony Orchestra, Sat 18 Aug, 8pm. 1,  2 Sept. Schola Cantorum, Chamber Choir Lucente (Munich/Germany), SU Camerata – Claudio Monteverdi`s Vespers, conducted by Martin Berger.

ENDLESS DAZE FESTIVAL 2018,  Silwerstroom Resort, Cape West Coast:  Psych Night & VANS SA present  2018,  2 – 4 Nov. R600 early bird here.

FERRYMANS, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 021 4197748: Latin Kings, Mon 13 Aug, 8pm. Ezra Lingeveldt, Tues 14 Aug, 8pm. Gabriel Shai, Wed 15 Aug, 8pm. . Daizy Jane, Thurs 16 Aug. Ruben Gerritz Trio, Fri 17 Aug. Silverland, Llevado, Sat 18 Aug. Juan Casey, Sun 19 Aug, 2.30pm. Gabriel Shai, Sun 19 Aug.

FRANKY’S DINER, 303 Main Rd, Sea Point: Gordon Epstein, every Sat, 8pm.

FUGARD THEATRE, District Six, 021 461 4554: Abdullah Ibrahim – Water from an Ancient Well, Mon, 24 Sept, 3pm, 8pm. R160 –  R250,

GRANDWEST:  The Roxy: Cover band Black Ties Experience 18, 19 Aug. Jackson Hall: Open Mic Jazz Competition, Wednesdays 29 Aug – 19 Sept. Registration 7pm. Auditions 8pm. Warm Up Sessions, 1 – 22 Aug. 021 505 7777. Jazz band – standards, Fri, Sat. Free. Grand Arena: Daughtry SA tour, Thurs, 25 Oct. R375 – R630, Randy Crawford, 23 Oct, R350 – R660,

GREEN POINT CRICKET CLUB: TechnoDome Festival – SpiltMilk Carabao Energy – Kevin De Vries (BER), STAB Virus, Cody Meyer, Doggstarr from ToyToy (JHB), 1 Sept R330,

Reza Khota Picture: Jaqui van Straden
Reza Khota Picture: Jaqui van Straden

HANK’S OLDE IRISH, 110 Bree St, 071 549 8452: Reza Khota Quartet Tues,14 Aug 8pm. Darren English Quartet, 21 Aug. Lilley/Bellairs Quartet, 28 Aug.8pm.

HILLCREST QUARRY, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, 073 0161932: Crimson House, Pryority Blues Band, 19 Aug, 2.45pm. VodkaFest Cape Town 2018 – bands, DJs – Rockerfellas, Das Kapital, more, 25 Aug. Computicket. ALTERnatives – The Festival – Terminatryx, Polar Dust, Lithium, OhGod, Mark Haze, Grimehouse, The Sweet Resistance, Medicine Dolls, ShhArt Ensemble, Isobel, Thylasine and DJs Nytrox and Myster-i, Sun, 26 Aug, 10am.

HOUSE OF CRAFT, 61 Durban Rd, Mowbray, 082 487 8691:Open Jam, Fridays. Steve Newman – I’m Back, 28 Sept, 7pm.

KALEIDOSCOPE CAFE, 56 Main Road, Claremont, 021 674 5761: Giempie Vardien, Ashley Smith, Loukman Vardien, Nawaal in Cabaret, Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Sun 19 Aug, 4pm.

KIRSTENBOSCH, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, 021 799 8782: James South Africa tickets – James Living in Extraordinary times Tour, 24 Nov Gates 6pm. James tickets R545,

KRYSTAL BEACH, Gordon’s Bay, 021-840 7500: The Beat Charmers – dinner/dance, Sat 25 Aug, 7pm.

THE LABIA, 68 Orange St: Pianist Christopher Culpo, 26 Aug

LOU LOU’S BAR,  Cape Quarter Sq, Green Point: Ladies Book (Party) Club Night, Thurs 23 Aug, 6pm.

MARIANNE WINE ESTATE, off R44 Stellenbosch, 021 875 5040: Anna Davel, Jaconell Mouton – Boulevard of Dreams, 26 Aug. Luna Paige, 23 Sept 3pm free.

MASQUE THEATRE, 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg, 021 7881898: Foyer Sessions – Chadleigh Gowar Quartet, Sun, 26 Aug 6.30PM. R100

MEERENDAL WINE ESTATE, Durbanville: Champagne Bubbly and Blanc Festival – Freshlyground, Flat Stanley 27 Oct.

MERCURY LIVE: 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem: Our Last Night South Africa Tour – US post-hardcore, Sat, 17 Nov 6pm. Webtickets

MOJO MARKET, Main Rd, Sea Point: Nightly double acts. Lineup:

MOS JAZZ FESTIVAL, De Bakke Santos Resort, Mossel Bay:  The MosJazz Festival   Thurs 17 Jan –Sun, 20  Jan 2019.

Moodswing's Kingsley Buitendag at Muratie
Moodswing’s Kingsley Buitendag at Muratie

MURATIE WINE ESTATE, Stellenbosh, 021 865 2330: Muratie Jazz sessions every second Sat – Moodswing, 18 Aug. Ramon Alexander rio 1 Sept. Semize, 15 Sept.  R50. Lunch 12pm, music 1pm.

MUSIC EXCHANGE 2018 Academy Of Sound Engineering in Studio District 6, Sun Square Mill Street: MEX18 1,2 Sept, One-day R300, both days R500. Quicket  :

OH LA LA COCKTAIL BAR, Krystal Beach Hotel, Gordons Bay, 021 840 7500: Tuxedo, Sat 25 Aug, 6pm – 9pm.

NOMAD BISTRO BAR, 33 Waterkant St, 021 418 3020: Nomad Live Sessions –

Twisted Intent & RSD Band 16 Aug.  Cleo ft Keziah 22 Aug. 8.30pm.

OLYMPIA BAKERY, 134 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, 082 892 0350: Culpo  Sat, 25 Aug

PIGALLE, Green Point, 021 421 4848: Gavin Minter Quartet,13, 15, 16 Aug 7.30pm.   

QUAY 4, V&A Waterfront: Clout, 8 Sept, 2pm.

QUAY FOUR TAVERN, V&A Waterfront: Battle of the Bands, every Tues, until 28 Aug.

The 41 jazz on the Bay, Camps Bay
The 41 Jazz on the Bay series

THE41, Camps Bay: Michael Bester Jazz Trio, Thurs 16 Aug. 

THE LAPA, Maroela Rd, Joostenburg Vlakte, Kraaifontain, 071 359 2289: Hassan’adas – John Hassan perc, Lucas Khumalo bass, Trevino Isaacs keys, Jason Ward drums, Sun, 19 Aug, 4pm.

RAPTOR ROOM, 79 Roeland St, 087 625 0630: Lo-ghost, Tzara, Orah & The Kites 16 Aug 8pm. Albany Lore, 17 Aug, 8pm. Jimmy Nevis 24 Aug 8pm.

TRENCHTOWN, Observatory: Terminatryx Duality Tour, Polar Dust, Holo, Sat 25 Aug, 8pm.

TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM, V&A Waterfront: Majozi, Gemma Griffiths, 29 Aug, 8pm. R295.  Quicket

V&A WATERFRONT, Amphitheatre: Cape Town Band Festival – Frances Clare, Orah & the Kites, Well Done Sun, Bam Bam Brown, The Inside Job, Mobbing Bali, The Poor Princes, The Medicine Dolls, Singer of  Brynn, 25, 26 Aug, 12pm – 5pm. Free.

V&A FOOD MARKET, V&A Waterfront, 021 418 1605: Skye, Sun 19 Aug, 1pm. Alistair Andrews Duo, Sat 25 Aug., 1pm. Gordon McKay, Sun 26 Aug, 1pm – 4pm.

VILLA PASCAL, Durbanville,082 5694147: Dusty Rhodes Band – Neil Young, Fri 24 Aug.

ZIP ZAP DOME, City: Blood Brothers, Sat, 22 Sept, 7pm.

WINCHESTER MANSIONS, 221 Main Rd, Sea Point, 021 434 2351: Weekly jazz brunch, Sun, 12pm.

What: Cape Town live music gig guide this weekend
To be listed: Cape Town music scene and concert venues Cape  Town email by Tues, 10am each week
Cover pic: Reza Khota