Friday 14 April
This performance by the Beetsho Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Durban’s The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and is following up with the same concept in 2017. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “
Bethuel Tshoane is a deep-rooted, up and coming jazz guitarist from Limpopo with an altered, defined sound to his music. His guitar ability has been robustly evident from a tender age. He obtained his expertise at Music for Africa, Trinity College London in Limpopo. He has worked with great musicians such as Professor Salim Washinton, Neil Gonsalves, Thulile Mbili. He also played with the UKZN Asambe Band which was invited to perform at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (USA) in 2016. He is proud to have performed in Botswana at the Maun International Arts Festival, sponsored by Concert SA. Currently he is studying towards a BA Honours Degree in Music at University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College). He is also enrolling for his Grade 5 classical guitar at Music for Africa, Trinity College London.
Beetsho Quartet, featuring Bethuel on guitar, will be performing a broad repertoire of music that caters for both African and American jazz lovers. Alongside jazz standards, he will showcase his original compositions and is accompanied by Stanley Matlou – drums, Dalisu Ndlazi – double bass and Leon Scharnick – alto saxophone.
Friday 14th April
Entrance 7pm, entrance fee R40 including a free drink for students (T&C)
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email email@example.com
The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
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Beetsho Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow
Friday 14 April