Mike Rossi Quartet featuring Nomfundo Xaluva at EVITA SE PERRON

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The Mike Rossi Quartet presents an evening of jazz standards and South African jazz.

Saxophonist Mike Rossi (lecturer at UCT) is backed by a stellar rhythm section consisting of Cape Town’s top jazz musicians: Andrew Ford on piano, Charles Lazar on acoustic bass and Kevin Gibson on drums.

The evening will also feature fabulous vocalist Nomfundo Xaluva who is in high demand since she won her second METROFM Best Urban Jazz album award in March this year. Don’t miss out on a relaxing and entertaining evening of your favourite jazz standards. And its all in aid of a good cause – a fundraiser for the Darling Music for All (DMA) and The Darling Trust music programs.

Hope to see you there!

The Performers:

Charles Lazar – top Cape Town acoustic bass player. Longtime member of the CT Tango Ensemble.

Kevin Gibson – top SA jazz drummer – has performed with a who’s who of SA and International artists.

Andrew Ford – top Cape Town pianist/arranger. Has performed with the Mike Rossi Project in Kinshasa, DRC, Grahamstown Jazz Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Joy of Jazz Festival. He owns the Nuthouse Recording Studios in Cape Town

Nomfundo Xaluva – top SA jazz vocalist. Her albums have won 2 awards the past two years for Best Urban Jazz Album from METROFM.

Mike Rossi – woodwinds (saxophone/flute/clarinet) Professor at UCT. Teaches and performs in Grahamstown or Europe each July. He has just recorded his second Mike Rossi Project album with Charles Lazar, Kevin Gibson and Andrew Ford and special guests. Also regularly performs with jazz pianist Darius Brubeck and classical pianist Christopher Duigan.

Venue: EVITA SE PERRON, Darling
Date: 20 May 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: R85 donation
Bookings via Beryl at 022 492 3930 or bookings@evita.co.za

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