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Thursday, October 19, 2023



(Above: Andreas Kappen on double bass; Bruce Baker on drums, Jeff Robinson on sax and flute, Kirsten Sayers on clarinet, Melvin Peters on piano & Cathy Peacock on trumpet. Pic supplied)

Friends of Music invites you to Swing into Spring with Platform Jazz featuring Shelley McLean-Downham and The Gee Jays.

(Right: Shelley McLean-Downham. Pic supplied)

Durban's fabulous swing band Platform Jazz is back. With Cathy Peacock on trumpet, Kirsten Sayers on clarinet, Jeff Robinson on sax and flute, David Solomon on trombone, Andreas Kappen on double bass, Bruce Baker on drums, and the ever-popular Melvin Peters on piano.

Joining them for this concert is Shelley McLean-Downham, and special guests Grant Bell, John Didlick and Marion Loudon, from the popular vocal group, The Gee Jays.

(Left: Grant Bell, Marion Loudon & John Didlick. Pic supplied)

The concert will take place on October 29, 2023, at 14h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre

Swing into Spring will feature a mixture of great numbers, including In the Mood, Blue Moon, Summertime, Something Stupid, C'est si bon. Wonderful World, Fly me to the Moon, and L.O.V.E.

There will be tables of 10 set up, so patrons may bring picnics and beverages. There will also be a cash bar available. Doors open from 13h30.

Booking is essential, as there will only be a capacity of 250.

Tickets R150 (R120 Friends of Music members). WhatsApp or call Cathy on 0823498362 to reserve your tickets. Payment at door.

This concert is presented in association with Friends of Music, and sponsored by the KZNPAT

The Durban Jewish Centre is situated at 44 Old Fort Road (K.E. Masinga Road), Durban. There is safe parking. For more information contact Keith on 071 505 1021 or visit