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Wednesday, October 20, 2021


(Cathy Peacock; Bruce Baker; Kirsten Sayers, Andreas Kappen & Shelley McLean Downham)

On Sunday October 31, 2021, Durban is in for a treat when the city’s premier swing and Dixie jazz band, Platform Jazz, presents a concert at the Durban Jewish Centre.

Entitled The Best Of Platform Jazz, the concert will feature many of the audience favourite tunes from the group’s shows over the past five years.

(Left: Natalie Rungan)

Leading the band is Cathy Peacock on trumpet. She is joined by Andrea Balocco on trombone, Kirsten Sayers on clarinet, Jeff Robinson on sax and flute, top jazz drummer Bruce Baker on drums, the inimitable Melvin Peters on piano and  Andreas Kappen on bass.

Joining them will be three great singers. The effervescent Shelley McLean Downham, the stylish and sultry, velvet-voiced, Natalie Rungan and the suave GeeJays entertainer, Grant Bell.

Lovers of memorable music will be treated to such greats as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Embraceable You, Mack the Knife, Mr Bojangles, What a Wonderful World and, of course, the iconic In the Mood.

(Right: Grant Bell)

Seating will be at tables so patrons may bring picnics and drinks to the venue. Each table can seat 10 patrons. There will be space for dancing as well. Doors open at 14h00 and the concert will start at 14h30.

Sponsored by the KZN Performing Arts Trust and presented by Friends of Music, the afternoon promises to be toe-tapping and finger-clicking good!

Tickets R120 (R100 for Friends of Music members) can be booked by calling or watsapping Cathy on 082 3498 326. Booking is essential.

All Covid protocols will be observed.

Durban Jewish Centre, KE Masinga Road, North Beach