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The sound of summer is a soothing jazz lilt, and it can be heard at the Promusica Theatre as the season winds down in the long, slow slide to winter. It’s a good time to be in Joburg.
JAZZ that caters for all tastes will fill the Joburg Promusica Theatre on Saturday, 26 February with the sounds of summer.


Pianist Neil Robertson will provide welcoming serenadesPianist Neil Robertson will provide welcoming serenadesOld favourites will perform at the extravaganza as the season winds down. Neal Robertson, an accomplished pianist and singer, will get the festivities off the ground.

He will be manning his post at the piano in the foyer from 6.30pm, and using his tunes to tempt guests further into the musical magic.

Zarcia Zaccheus and her band will kick off the core part of the show in the main auditorium at 7pm. Zaccheus started her musical journey when she was nine, by singing in the church choir. By the time she turned 13, she had auditioned for a role in her first professional stage production – which she landed.

She did not look back, and went on to sing in jazz and gospel groups. Collaboration with bands such as Joyous Celebration and Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, and performers such as Patrick Duncan, the lead vocalist of gospel group Joyous Celebration, and American saxophonist Dave Koz, helped to put her name on the map.

Quantum, a jazz ensemble, will pick up where Zaccheus leaves off, offering foot-tapping, easy listening tunes. Jaconell Mouton, known for her role in SABC2’s Noot vir Noot, formed the group with David Klaasen, also from Noot vir Noot, Denny Lalouette and Erik Paliani.

Mouton is the group’s keyboardist; Klaasen can be heard on drums; Lalouette on electric bass and Paliani on guitar. The quartet is known for rarely making public appearances, which makes the performance on Saturday evening one not to be missed.

Tickets for the show are available from R120, and can be bought from Computicket. The Promusica Theatre is at 100 Christiaan de Wet Drive in Florida Park, Roodepoort.

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