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Sunday, March 6, 2016


(John Funkhouser)

This coming week the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will presents John Funkhouser (USA) on March 9.

Funkhouser is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston USA. He takes an active interest in a wide spectrum of music. As the leader and pianist of the John Funkhouser Trio and as a sideman, Funkhouser has toured the US several times, performing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh's Mellon Jazz Festival, Oklahoma City's Jazz and many other music festivals. He has played at the Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland, and Dizzy’s in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Wang Center and the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, and top venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Denver, Seattle, and dozens of other US cities.

He has performed abroad in such diverse locations as Paris, Toulon, Zurich, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Montreal. He is currently on a three week tour in South Africa.

John Funkhouser will be joined by Ildo Nandja (bass) and Bruce Baker (drums) on March 9 at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. General Admission R60 (R40 pensioners/R20 students). For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email

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