Jazz musos on the theatre stage

Alvin Dyers. PICTURE: Gregory Franz

The Jazz Masters Series will take place at the Artscape from Thursday September 27 to Saturday September 29.

The theatre has chosen a combination of bands and musicians for the series, which will be directed by Craig Parks.

Each night will have a theme and will include original music by individual performers as well as the works of well-known South African composers.

There will be a variety of jazz styles, from Big Band, Straight-Ahead, African and South African contemporary to mainstream.

Thursday September 27 will be dedicated to Masterful Women in Jazz with vocalist Lana Crowster and her Lady Day Big Band, featuring composer Kelly Bell on trombone and Amanda Tiffin as music director. The Lady Day Big Band is South Africa’s first all-female big band, consisting entirely of professional women musicians.

On Friday September 28 a platform will be given to the Young Masters of Jazz and features Mandisi Dyantyis, while on Saturday September 29, Alvin Dyers will be among the Cape Town Living Legends.

Performances start at 7.30pm.

Single tickets bought before Friday August 31 will cost R80 and from Saturday September 1 tickets will cost R100. A 10% discount is available for block bookings of 10 or more, pensioners, students and pupils. Book through Artscape Dial-a Seat on 021 421 7695 or Computicket.