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Wednesday, April 1, 2015


(Natalie Rungan)

Natalie Rungan’s first public show for 2015 will take place on April 3 at Seabrooke’s Theatre. She will perform alongside Neil Gonsalves and Bruce Baker.

“I am really excited about the first public show that we are doing for 2015. It is such an honour for me to be joined on stage by the phenomenal Neil Gonsalves on piano,” says Rungan. “He is one of the most creative artists that you will ever hear, whose performance credits include various national music festivals with numerous South African jazz and Afro-beat luminaries as well as his own band, Tonk. He has extensive international touring experience after a four-year stint as part of Johnny Clegg’s band.

”Bruce Baker completes this dynamic trio,” she continues. He is one of the most versatile drummers in the country, having worked with numerous artists in the jazz field including Winston Mankunku, Darius Brubeck, Melanie Scholtz, Melvin Peters, Dr Mike Rossi, Concord Nkabinde, Feya Faku, Monette Sudler (USA), Dr Willie Hill and Ron McCurdy (USA), as well as the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra.”

Over the years Bruce has had intense studies on rhythm and Cajon with USA percussionist Efrain Toro that has expanded into using percussion in Natalie’s concerts.

The show promises to be a highly popular event as it will feature the music of Randy Crawford, Ella Fitzgerald, Kurt Elling, Michael Bublé, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Natalie Rungan’s own work as well as Neil’s original songs.

The Natalie Rungan concert takes place on April 3 and 4 at 19h00 at Seabrooke's Theatre, DHS, 255 St Thomas Road, Musgrave. Durban. Tickets R80 (R50 children) available at Yossi’s Restaurant on 031 201 0090 or email: or book online at