The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal hosts a concert by Dutch guitarist Jim Gorissen on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 pm.
Gorissen is a regular visitor in Durban. In 2012 he had an opportunity to play with local band Masquenada and local musician Shomon Daniel, at the Spogweni festival. He returned annually and performed with a range of well-loved local musicians at The Jazzy Rainbow , and the KZNSA.
He will play with a local band – Logan Byrne (double bass), Shem Mahabeer (piano), and Bruce Baker (drums) Richard Ellis (percussions), and Thulile Zama from Heels over Head and Shomon on vocals – and mix music from the hinterlands of Brazil with known repertoire from big cities like Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Sao Paulo. The Samba, Bossa Nova, Partido alto Frevo and numbers form a swinging and cheerful palette of rhythm, melody and harmony.
Gorissen’s a multi-talent is illustrated by his activities in various fields such as: salsa and Latin, swing and jazz, rock and pop, North African Rai, etc. He has beens a teacher since 2003 and manages its own school Guitar World.
The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is on level two of the Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 5.30 pm. Tickets are R50 (R30 pensioners, R15 students). Inquiries: Thuli at 031 260 3385 or emailZamat1@ukzn.ac.za