The Crypt July 2017 Gig Guide


By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | July 18, 2017
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Head on down to the Crypt this Winter! Here are the dates for gigs and jam sessions at The Crypt in July 2017. Below find the Crypt July 2017 Gig Guide

Crypt July 2017 Gig Guide

The Crypt July 2017 Gig Guide

Thursday 20 July (8pm to 11pm)
Chris Bakalanga Trio

Congolese guitarist and vocalist, Chris Bakalanga is born in Khinsasa. He is a regular performer at the crypt with his own sound and style.

Friday 21 July (8pm to 11pm)
Sylvia Mdunyelwa

Eminence of legendary cape jazz vocalist Sylvia “Mama Kaap” Mdunyelwa created her own hall of fame with, George Werner – piano, Norman Saul – bass and Stix Mrwebi – drums

Saturday 22 July (8pm to 11pm)
Afro Fiesta

Singing and dancing is in the genes of the Congolese. The rumba and many other electrifying rhythms cast their magic with Christian Bakalanga – guitar/vocals, Felix Garemua – electric/acoustic guitar/vocal, Djo Ikotela – bass/vocal, Jason Tamba-acoustic guitar and vocal, Glody Dinga – drums and congas, Daddy Bassing – bass/congas, Mofaya Mermans Mosengo on drums, bass, congas, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, vocals.

Tuesday 25 July (8pm to 11pm)

Jam Session

Every Tuesday great musicians from all over the cape – and also from overseas – come to the crypt for our weekly jam sessions always with a special guest. Alvin dyers- guitar, Roy Davids-drums and Tino Europa-bass.
Patrons: R50 cover charge and musicians free entry

Wednesday 26 July (8pm to 11pm)
John Russell trio

John Russell is a gifted guitar players who is a regular performer at the crypt’s jam sessions with a wonderful personal style. With Ramon Alexander on piano and Charles Lazar on double bass

Thursday 27 July (8pm to 11pm)#concertssa
Emily Bruce trio

“love is patient, love is kind, love is everything” according vocalist Emily Bruce in an interview. Lovely Emily, who performed at the cape town international jazz festival and on almost every other stage, is one of our greatest jazz singers with a fabulous repertoire.

Friday 28 July (8pm to 11pm)
Sange M Ensemble

Her velvet vocals and charismatic stage presence will make this a night to remember. Neliswa Sampi Mxunyelwa is a singer, dancer, drummer, percussionist and a song writer who was born in Lady Frere hospital, grew up and down Worcester (western cape) in South Africa and in cofimvaba in a village called Qamata, Emthonjeni ( Eastern Cape). Cofimvaba is where her family roots are and where her traditional elements come from (Umngqungqo). She started singing at the age of 8. Her stage name Sange. M depicts her performance presence. It means `hug’ as she embraces and taking care of her audiences, healing their souls through her wonderful music. She sings variations of jazz standards as well as afro jazz.

Saturday 29 July (8pm to 11pm)
Hassan Adas

This Latin groove band will light your fire and get you moving. Camillo Lombard- piano, Lucas Khumalo- bass, buddy wells- sax, Keegan Williams drums and John Hassan- percussion/vocals

August 2017

Tuesday 1 August (8pm to 11pm)

Jam Session

Every Tuesday great musicians from all over the cape – and also from overseas – come to the crypt for our weekly jam sessions always with a special guest. Alvin dyers- guitar, Roy Davids-drums and Tino Europa-bass.
Patrons: R50 cover charge and musicians free entry

Be sure to check out The Crypt’s website for all the up-to-date info

 

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