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Monday, February 29, 2016


Highly popular jazz band, Platform Jazz, joins a line-up of poets for The Playhouse Company’s monthly Sundowners concert on March 4.

Everyone at sometime in their lives has either been to - or had - a party. We all celebrate milestones in our lives such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, achievements, certain holidays, and so forth, and celebrating usually means being with people, having fun, eating and drinking, dressing up, singing and dancing. Well, it’s time to celebrate with Platform Jazz and an impressive line-up of poets at The Playhouse Company in March!

Platform Jazz is set to offer jazz party favourites from the gangster and Great Gatsby parties, evergreen tunes from the Swing era, conga line Latin favourites, and songs that just celebrate life. Following their recent success in January –“Their best and most jovial show to date,” according to The Mercury --Platform Jazz will perform great favourites such as Mac the Knife, Feeling Good, Rum and Coca Cola, Tequila!, Here’s to Life, Let’s Fall in Love, C’est si bon, What a wonderful world and Quando quando, to name just a few.

Join Jeff Judge on sax, Dunc the Hunc on trombone, Kirsten the Kitten on clarinet, Melvin Peters on the keys, Andreas on bass, Bashful Bruce on drums, songbird Shelley McLean at the mic and Cathy Hotlips Peacock on trumpet.

Also on the programme is the enormously popular poets’ line-up. Poets Xoliswa Nomashenge Dlamini, Mutle Andries Mothibe, Anushka Ramchuran and Jabulani Itumeleng Mkhize will perform their own original works for enthusiastic Sundowners audiences.

Platform Jazz performs on March 4 from 17h00 in the Playhouse foyer. Admission is free. The Playhouse Coffee Shop and the Playhouse bar will be open for a selection of drinks and light meals. Discounted parking is available at the Royal Parkade and the Albany Parkade. Free Wi-Fi is available in the Playhouse foyer.