Mike Rossi and Chris Duigan at the Tatham

Mike Rossi.

Mike Rossi.

Music Revival presents a  unique crossover concert with Mike Rossi (sax, flute) and Christopher Duigan (piano), at the Tatham Art Gallery, opposite the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, August 16 at 11.30 am.The programme of tunes from the American Songbook,  jazz standards and originals offers both musicians a chance to explore and find common ground in a collaborative enterprise.

American-born Mike Rossi, the first doctoral graduate in jazz studies at the New England Conservatory, is one of the most blazing jazz players in South Africa and is in demand throughout the country at major festivals and internationally. Regular appearances with Darius Brubeck in the piano sax duo and also the Brubeck Quartet have brought him Pietermaritzburg more than once.

He now teams up with classical pianist Christopher Duigan to perform classics like Stardust, These Foolish Things, Chick Corea’s Spain, numbers from Ellington and Jobim, plus selections of Duigan’s own original material for saxophone and piano.

This concert is presented by Music Revival in association with Friends of the Tatham Art gallery ( FOTAG).  To book email booking@musicrevival.co.za, call  033 342 3051 or SMS 083 4174473. Cafe Tatham opens from 10 am for coffee and tea and for lunch after the concert from 1 pm.  Booking for lunch is preferred. Phone 033 342 8327.

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