Part of the Endler Concert Series, In Celebration of Women presents the Stellenbosch University Jazz Band led by Felicia Lesch featuring jazz pianist Ramon Alexander, jazz vocalists Anneli Kamfer and Zinzi Carolissen, as well as poetry by Jolyn Phillips.
This concert aims to raise much needed funds for the Stellenbosch Work Centre for Adult Persons with Disabilities, who annually partner with the Stellenbosch Universuty Jazz Band. Donations are possible via SnapScan and all contributions from the audience go directly to the Stellenbosch Work Centre.
Felicia Lesch is passionate about music as a vehicle for social change and formed the SU Jazz Band as one of the ensembles of the Certificate Programme. This concert features ever-popular swing tunes It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, and Mr Bojangles. Anneli Kamfer performs her soul-strut in Strong enough and Natural Woman. The programme also features a celebration of South African Jazz standards, including works arranged by Mike Campbell such as Bra Ben and Snoektown, Doug Armstrong’s Rio de Heusos and Waiting for Phoebe, and Bheki Mselekhu’s Vukani, arranged by Claire Rontsch. Zinzi Carolissen and Ramon Alexander also perform their own compositions.
A free online concert, In Celebration of Women is streamed online with limited availability, concert links to Vimeo sent via Facebook and Instagram closer to the concert date.
Streaming Details: TBA
Time: Available from 4pm