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Tuesday, January 1, 2019


(Pictured: Jeff Robinson, Andreas Kappen, Melvin Peters & Cathy Peacock. In front: Bryan Hiles, Kirsten Sayers & Bruce Baker. Pic by Val Adamson)

Platform Jazz returns to the Rhumbelow in January 2019. Durban’s effervescent band will present a show entitled Our Favourite Swings.

This time Platform Jazz team up with fun actor /singer Bryan Hiles to bring a toe-tapping and foot-stomping, programme of swing favourites. Dixie, musical highlights made famous by Robbie Williams, Michael BublĂ© and Frank Sinatra, Latin numbers, show tunes and some original compositions are on the menu. The band is made up of Cathy Peacock on trumpet, Kirsten Sayers on clarinet, Jeff Robinson on sax and flute , David Solomon on trombone , Andreas Kappen on double bass and South Africa’s Jazz stars Melvin Peters on keyboards and Bruce Baker on drums.

Hiles charms in numbers such as Have you met Miss Jones?, Beyond the Sea, C’est si bon, and Sway and the band will entertain with numbers such as Favourite Things, Chicago and of course In the Mood . This is just the show to start off the year.

Our Favourite Swings runs from January 12 to 20, 2019, with shows on Friday and Saturdays at 20h00 and on Sundays at 14h00. There will be an extra show on January 19 at 14h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks)

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card).

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit