Songs for Sammy: Sammy Webber Benefit Concert

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | October 11, 2017

Sammy Webber Benefit Concert

Sammy Webber is one of Cape Towns most beloved sons. In recent years he has been suffering from a degenerative disease, so to help him out some of the top Musicians from around the country will be hosting a Sammy Webber Benefit Concert.

Songs for Sammy: Sammy Webber Benefit Concert

The Songs for Sammy: Sammy Webber Benefit Concert will be taking place at the Artscape Theatre, with funds going directly to aid Sammy Webber.

Where: Artscape Theatre
D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town,
When: Thursday 19 October 2017
Time: 20H00
Cost: R250
[Click Here] to book your tickets


Karin Kortje
Alwira Standili
Donveno Prins
Jonathan Rubain
Robin Pieters,
Carmen Xclusive
Ian Smith
Frank Paco

More About Sammy

When Sammy was 19 years old he decided to start playing the bass. Over the past 30 years, Sammy Webber is almost a household name. If you’ve spent any time in the Gospel or Jazz Music scene then you’ll definitely have heard of Sammy.

He has played in top bands Inside Out, U-Turn, Funtime, and Virtual Jazz Reality. In addition, Sammy has recorded a few solo albums.

Many people might think that bass is just a support or background instrument. But, when Sammy plays he makes his bass sing. He is one of those players who really make the bass as a solo instrument sing. He has inspired many would be bass players to take up the instrument, and also inspired those who already play to be better.

Degenerative Disease

Sammy has multiple sclerosis. What this means is that the nerve that sends visual signals to the brain is progressively breaking down.

โ€œIโ€™m a bassist, often backing artists so my eyesight doesnโ€™t impact my performance that much. However, solo performances where I really need to see what Iโ€™m playing is what I struggle with.” [1]

If you want to show your support of this great musician, buy some tickets to the show.


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