The UCT Jazz Voices, made up of five of the best jazz singing students at the University of Cape Town will be performing at the Crypt Jazz Restaurant, 1 Wale Street, Cape Town at 8 pm on Wednesday, August 17.
As the new head of jazz singing at UCT, Amanda Tiffin, established this small vocal ensemble in 2010, primarily as a learning tool for students. The ensemble has, however, far exceeded anyone’s expectations, and has quickly become a top class jazz vocal group in the tradition of the Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices.
They offer an exciting blend of close harmony in the old jazz tradition and youthful energy, performing a range of repertoire from timeless jazz classics, South African standards and re-imaginings of current radio hits.
This performance by the UCT Vocal Ensemble at The Crypt Jazz Restaurant is part of the Concerts SA venue circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
The Crypt is a famous historic meeting place beneath St George’s Cathedral where African and international jazz, cultures and cuisine fuse. The St George’s Cathedral Crypt, built in 1898, is an important Cape Town landmark and museum. The Crypt serves dinner and drinks in a setting that retains a sense of its history and charm.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa.
It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
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