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Sekunjalo Edujazz Concert celebrates 16yrs of talents
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Wondering what's taking place in the arts and musical development sectors? Well we might have something for you. The Sekunjalo Edujazz Concert which is set to entertain and empower the Mother City once again, with this year’s edition of the annual fundraising event taking place at the Artscape Theatre on Saturday 4 June 2016 at 19H30. Celebrating its 16th year of supporting local talent, Sekunjalo Edujazz is proud to announce Jimmy Nevis as the headline artist for this year’s fundraiser.
This artist has been making waves for a good number of year throughout South Africa, born and raised in Cape Town, Jimmy Nevis is a young alternative pop singer, songwriter and producer. Jimmy has received extensive commercial radio success with airplay of a number of hit singles including fan-favourites "Heartboxing", "Balloon" and "7764".
Also performing on the night are two exciting home-grown jazz bands; The Belhar Music Collective, a sensational group of young people who began their musical journey in church and have already performed at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and the Artscape Jazz Festival.
Also in the helm of things is The Edujazz Big Band, comprising top music students from the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and Rondebosch Boys High School, and fresh off their performance at the 2016 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This year’s mentors are Keith Tabisher (FET Curriculum planner for the Western Cape) and renowned jazz educator, Terrence Scarr.
This annual jazz concert not only supports local music development through fundraising, but also serves as a platform for young aspiring musicians from underprivileged communities to showcase their talent on the big stage. These young bands are given the chance to work with established headline artists and some of the greatest music educators that South Africa has to offer. Extensive workshops are conducted by their mentors to help musicians foster skills and experience in live performances.
We will keep you somewhat updated in this event as we build up to an amazing musical experience but for now, Like Sekunjalo Edujazz on Facebook for updates, competitions and more information: @SekunjaloEdujazzConcert
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Tickets are on sale at all Computicket outlets and online at R95 each