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Monday, February 10, 2020


(Melvin Peters)

The Denis Hurley Centre will host a retro summer afternoon jazz concert and olde-style “Tea Dance” to be held at the Durban Jewish Club on February 16 in the company of maestro Melvin Peters and friends.

Pianist, organist, jazz aficionado, teacher, performer, concert producer and musical director of St Paul’s Anglican church, Melvin Peters is one of the city’s most enduring musical personalities. He has devised a play-list of some jazz standards and great tunes which explore the theme of love, and a few which will take the audience down memory lane!

Featured in the band are several well-known Durban-based jazz musicians: Jeff Robinson on sax, Bruce Baker on drums, vocalist Debbie Mari and jazz veteran Elias Ngidi.

The afternoon will also honour Monsignor Paul Nadal who celebrates 60 years as a priest. He was a close friend and co-worker of Archbishop Hurley and has been an untiring fundraiser for the Denis Hurley Centre.

The jazz concert takes place at 15h00 on February 16 at the Durban Jewish Centre.

Tea and coffee will be served (for free) by the deaf young adults from Face2Face, the DHC’s skills development project. They will also be selling home-made cakes, muffins and popcorn. Guests are welcome to bring picnic baskets.

Tickets through Quicket / or email Tickets R200 for a seat at a table (or R1800 for a whole table that seats 10-12 people).  There are also non-table seats at R120.  (Discounts available for children). Plenty of safe parking on site.

The Durban Jewish Centre can be found at 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, North Beach in Durban.