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Monday, August 11, 2014


(Shelley McLean)

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present the all-women ensemble, Twisted, on August 13.  

Twisted comprises a variety of Durban female artists coming together as a tribute to women who have made an impact in the in the music scene through the years such as Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, Carole King, Renee Olstead, Candy Dulpher and Judith Sephuma, to name a few. They will also showcase a few original tunes.

On vocals are well-known and loved Durban singer and pianist Shelley McLean and singer/songwriter/pianist Chloe Clark who is currently finishing off her first album and is also currently in Idols Top100 season X.

On bass will be Jill Murraybrown. When the first girl band in South Africa needed a bass player, Jill's boyfriend taught her a couple of Shadows numbers for the audition, and she has been twanging the bass ever since. On saxophone will be Kirsty Madgin, recently returned to Durban after touring with The Barnyard for several years. On piano is well-known and respected Durban pianist Calli Thomson who is actively involved in a number of projects and bands that perform a variety of styles of music for corporate and private events and functions.

Expect to hear a selection of styles, by Twisted. Joining them on stage, will be Marianthe Panas and WISH (Women Singing In Harmony), an initiative set up by Shelley McLean.

The concert takes place on August 13 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) Level 2, Shepstone Building UKZN Howard College Campus. For more details, contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email