Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival 2018
By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | June 1, 2017
The Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival is one of the highlights for any school big band. It is time for the Big Band Jazz Festival 2018!
Schools from all over the Western Cape will be bringing their jazz bands and their big bands to perform over the course of the festival. This year there is even a band leader from as far off as the USA! The festival will be taking place at the Baxter in Cape Town.
By attending, not only will you get to experience some of the best Big Band Jazz Bands in the country, but you will be supporting the musical development of the youth of South Africa.
Every year the festival continues to grow from strength to strength, and this year is no exception!
Bands playing at this year’s Big Band Jazz Festival
Wednesday 30 May
Sacs Junior School Jazz Band
Sans Souci Jazz Cats
Sacs High School Junior Jazz Band
|Rustenburg High School For Girls’ Jazz Band
Sacs High School Senior Jazz Band
Stellenbosch Youth Jazz Band
Thursday 31 May
Rodebosch Boys’ Prep Jazz Band
Pinelands High School Jazz Band
Rondebosch Boys’ High School Junior Jazz Band
Sekunjalo Delft Big Band
Rondebosch Boys’ High School Senior Jazz Band
Alumni Big Band (Led By Gordon Vernick – USA)
Friday 1 June
Wynberg Boys’ Junior School Big Band
Uni-sound Big Band
Wynberg Boys’ High School Jazz Band
Edujazz Big Band
Westerford High School Big Band
Uct Big Band
Saturday 2 June
The Little Giants
Bergvliet High School Big Band
Heathfield High School Jazz Band
Beau Soleil Music Centre
Wynberg Girls’ High School Big Band
Alumni Big Band (Led By Mike Campbell)
More about the Big Band Jazz Festival 2018
The BBFJ is the brainchild of Ann Barr, who is a board member of the South African Jazz Educators. The proceeds from the festival every year are used to fund music initiatives around the country.
These initiatives are aimed specifically at empowering and growing music in the poorest communities. If you would like to learn more about how the funds are used, you can read about it one the Big Band Jazz Festival 2018 website.
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