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Tuesday, November 29, 2016


(Jeff Robinson, Ildo Nanja, Bruce Baker & Melvin Peters)

In conjunction with Concerts SA, The Rainbow Restaurant will host The Melvin Peters Quartet on December 4. Comprising four of Durban’s finest jazz musicians, the group has performed together for several years and have a repertoire that ranges from mainstream to modern jazz.

The musicians have an attachment to the University of KwaZulu-Natal and, at some point in their careers, have either studied or taught at this institution. Melvin Peters, who leads the group, studied under the tutelage of Darius Brubeck in the early 80’s and graduated with a Master of Music degree in 1989. The saxophone player, Dr Jeff Robinson, is a retired academic. However, he continues to lecture part-time at UKZN in the field of Music Education. Bassist Ildo Nanja is presently involved in post-graduate studies, whilst drummer Bruce Baker is currently the drum tutor at UKZN.

Catch The Melvin Peters Quartet on December 4 at the Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stanfield Lane in Pinetown. Doors open at 13h00. Tickets R80 booked through

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