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Thursday, January 9, 2014


(Andreas Kappen, Ian Holloway, Dunc Wooldridge, Melvin Peters and Bruce Baker with Cathy Peacock and Shelley McLean seated)
Once again the eight-piece Platform Jazz band returns to the Rhumbelow towards the end of the month with performances from January 24 to 26 and January 31 to February 2. 

The usual line-up features Cathy ‘Hotlips’ Peacock on trumpet, Dunc ‘The Hunc’ Wooldridge on trombone, Ian ‘Lightning Fingers’ Holloway on clarinet, Andreas ‘Bullfiddle’ Kappen on double bass, ‘Bashful’ Bruce Baker on drums, Jono Judge on sax, the one and only Melvin Peters on piano and velvet voiced Shelley McLean on vocals.

This time the band will play wonderful jazz tunes from films and musical shows spanning from pre-1920's to current times. The performance will include such evergreens as Night and Day, My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music, the fun The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book, You’ve got a Friend in Me from Toy Story, the beautiful ballad Somewhere over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz and the hard-hitting fabulous jazz big band numbers Straighten Up and Fly Right and Hello Dolly!

Linking the numbers will be little snippets of info about the musical pieces and the film or show in which they appeared. Don’t miss these excellent musicians in action! Their music is finger-clicking good!

Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and on Sundays at 14h00 and 18h30. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners and tables of 8 or more) and booking is essential. Bring food picnic baskets. Braais will be available for those who wish to cook some meat and a bar is also available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

Book at Computicket or contact Roland on 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636 or email or visit