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Monday, April 7, 2014


The University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in association with The Unisa Music Foundation will hold a national saxophone symposium in Durban on April 9 followed by a concert at 18h00.

Performing will be international ensembles Artvark (The Netherlands) and the Apollo Quartet (UK) in addition to South African presenters Karendra Devroop and Matthew Lombard.

The Apollo Saxophone Quartet is based in Manchester and was established in 1985. Apart from a very active performing and recording career with numerous interesting projects with other art genres, they have made the largest single contribution to the repertoire for Saxophone Quartet in the UK, commissioning and premiering well over 100 works, many of which are now considered core repertoire.

Artvark Saxophone Quartet is a unique jazz saxophone quartet that is based in Rotterdam and is famous for their innovative original compositions, strong individual soloists and the adventurous groove of four saxophones.

The Concert and the symposium that follows will take place at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) at Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on April 9. Doors open at 17h30 and music starts at 18h00. Entry R40 (R20 pensioners and R15 students).

More information from Thulile Zama, Jazz Centre Co ordinator on 031 260 3385 or email: