Crypt June Gig Guide

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | June 12, 2018

The Crypt Early 2018 Gig Guide

Nestled in the heart of Cape Town is a jazz club that every jazz musician worth his salt will have played. Not only is it a testing ground for young up and comers, but it’s a spot all the veteran return to on a regular basis.

The Crypt in St George’s Cathedral is one of the most famous jazz clubs in the Cape. It is known for two things; the weekly jam session, and booking some of the hottest acts around. And for February, the club delivers on the latter in spades.

Cover: R100 per person
Time: Most shows are 20H00 until 23H00, but be sure to check the time of the show you’re going to watch, just in case.
Address: St George’s Cathedral, 1 Wale St & Adderley Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

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The Crypt June Gig Guide

  • Wednesday 13 June
    The West Coast Quartet
    An evening of “West Coast” jazz inspired by the “pianoless” compositions and instrumentation of baritone sax player gerry mulligan. Gareth harvey baritone saxophone, murray buitendag trombone, bryton bolton bass and jarryd west drums.
  • Thursday 14 June
    Ramon Alexander quartet
    Ramon’s latest album echoes from Louwskloof. It is a collaborative labour of love.
  • Friday 15 June
    Afro fiesta
    M0! Faya Led his killer band in material old and new and the audience goes crazy, know that this will not be a
  • Saturday 16 June
    Zami Mdingi Quartet
    Zzami with her electric band is a star. That is why she is known as zamstar. Her husky voice and thrilling personality conquer any audience.
  • Tuesday 19 June
    Nazeem brown trio
    The crypt welcomes this talented guitarist and his dedicated band.
  • Wednesday 20 June
    Mandla Mlangeni with tune recreation committee
    The future is now. The TRC features founder and leader trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni, Nicholas Williams (bass), Reza Khota (guitar) and Clement Benny (drums.) Multi instrumentalist Mark Fransman and standard bank artist of the year 2012 pianist Afrika Mkhize will join and present works in various forms and guises.
  • Thursday 21 June
    Haubrich/ Lilley quartet
    It is no coincidence that William Haubrich is born and raised in the USA, the country where the jazz originates from. Composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Willy Haubrich was born in San Diego and came to South Africa to teach at the Jazz Academy at UCT.
  • Friday 22 June
    Virtual jazz reality “musician and band leader Ian Smith’s incredible creative input has been seen both on stage and off. The trumpeter is undoubtedly one of the country’s most influential and inspirational jazz figures.
  • Saturday 23 June
    Tribute to Louis Armstrong with Eddie Backhouse
    Today we pay homage to the great Louis Armstrong. We will play his most popular songs like: what a wonderful world, hello dolly, and more.
  • Tuesday 26 June
    Babalwa Mentjies Trio
    Vocalist Babalwa Mentjies made a career by vitalizing her beloved country’s songs and traditions
  • Wednesday 27 June
    Alistair Bibbs Trio
    This band of young talents and led by Alistair Gibbs will reignite your faith in the future of music.
  • Thursday 28 June
    Blackey Tempi trio dazzling interplay and piercing lyricism are the calling cards of this wiry trio, which unites the leader Blackey Tempi (trumpet), George Werner (piano) and Ntsikelelo Prince Mafu (bass)
  • Friday 29 June
    Afro fiesta
  • Saturday 30 June
    Danny Butler Trio
    Sparklingly musical and effortlessly entertaining Danny Butler has often shone a witty light through a well-chosen song.

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