Posts Tagged "Jazz"


Jazz it up this Easter

Jazz it up this Easter


Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Jazz it up this Easter Oh yes…it is Autumn. There’s a nip in the air, the sea’s a bit wild and champagne air abounds. We are so looking forward to an Easter Autumn sunset to the sounds of the SNL Jazz Trio this coming Friday. The weekend is looking wettish, starting with thunderstorms predicted for the early hours of Saturday morning. So enjoy the mild weather and outdoors on Friday with an early dinner or cocktails on the terrace and music by three jazz musicians of note. They play across a range of genres; have performed with musical greats the world over; and are not to be missed!! Simon Annett Luke Townsend Nelson Malela Please remember it is Easter so booking is essential to avoid...

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Hot fun in the summertime

Hot fun in the summertime


Posted on Jan 26, 2016

Yes! It has been a wonderful summer down at Grotto Beach in Hermanus. You just have to take a look at the stream of Instagram photo’s posted by patrons to see the good times, reunions, romances and celebrations that were enjoyed and the memories made. The Summer Lounge with its cocktail and sushi bar has been a great hit…and for those locals who hibernate whilst the visitors are here…come and try it out – Summer isn’t over yet! Although our food and service has been showered with praise we have had one or two negative reviews. This is to be expected, particularly over season, but we would like to urge you, should you be unhappy with anything whatsoever, to call for management immediately so that we can ensure that your Dutchies experience is all you expect it to be. We’re delighted to have the SNLjazz trio playing for us this coming Friday 29th January. Maestro Simon Annett is on drums; Luke Townsend on saxophones (yes – he plays tenor, alto AND soprano!) and the gifted Congolese pianist, Nelson Malela, who adds a magical touch to whatever genre he is playing. These versatile and extremely talented musicians have performed with musical greats the world over and are not to be missed!! Please remember to book to avoid...

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Swing into Summer

Swing into Summer


Posted on Nov 23, 2015

To get you into the swing of Summer we have THE most fantastic musicians playing this Friday 27th November! The extraordinary SNLjazz trio are seriously musicians of note! They play across a range of genres; have performed with musical greats the world over and are not to be missed!! The versatile and EXTREMELY talented Simon Annett on drums; Luke Townsend on saxophones (yes – he plays tenor, alto AND soprano!) and the gifted Congolese pianist, Nelson Malela, who adds a magical touch to whatever genre he is playing. Just read their bio’s and you’ll know that we are in for a treat! Nelson Malela Simon Annett Luke Townsend The weather is looking fine, it’s month end and it’s just about time for the Summer holidays…so dust off your dancing shoes and come and celebrate with a sunset, cocktail and scrumptious dinner. There is still some space for Christmas (lunch and dinner) and for New Year’s Eve but please book as we are filling up! The talented Cape Town band, Manouche, will be swinging us into 2016 with their toe-tapping, hip-shaking gypsy jazz and together with the unique mouth-watering menu Chef Jana has planned, this is definitely going to be a New Year to remember! Get into the swing of Summer and join us on one of the most beautiful beaches in the...

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You are in for a TREAT!

You are in for a TREAT!


Posted on Nov 23, 2015

Live Jazz at Dutchies The extraordinary SNLjazz trio are seriously 3 musicians of note! They play across a range of genres; have performed with musical greats the world over and are not to be missed!! Just read their bio’s below and you’ll know that we are in for a treat! The versatile and EXTREMELY talented Simon Annett on drums; Luke Townsend on saxophones (yes – he plays tenor, alto AND soprano!) and the gifted Congolese pianist, Nelson Malela, who adds a magical touch to whatever genre he is playing. Get into the swing of Summer and join us on Friday from 6pm! (Please book!) Nelson Malela – piano Nelson is a gifted pianist born in the Republic of Congo. Based in Cape Town, Nelson has become a leading and sought-after artist crossing many genres from Jazz, Funk and Reggae to Soul and African music. He has performed with many great artists from around the world, on local and international stages. The long list of his collaborators includes Papa Wemba, Brenda Fassi, Musa Mandini, and Vivian Jones from the UK. Simon Annett – drums Simon is a veteran of the local music and jazz scene in South Africa. A versatile and gifted drummer, he has played with artists from around the country in many different styles of music. He has performed at the CT International Jazz Festival with the Kolo Novo Movie Band (Balkan music), recorded with artists Gervais Koffi from Ivory Coast and WAX from Senegal. He currently performs regularly with the Brydon Bolton Trio (Avant-garde Jazz), The Suitcase Hearts (Country) and with Buddy Wells and Jason Reolon. He teaches drumming at Westerford High School in Cape Town. Luke Townsend – saxophones Luke plays tenor, alto and soprano saxophones. Locally he is best known for his work with jazz funk outfits Chameleon and The Loud Shirts, and has also played with Angolan singer/guitarist Adamu da Silva. In the 90s Luke spent five years refining his skills on the jazz scene in Amsterdam with the Gambian Soto Koto Band and The Delicious Monsters. As you see…a musical feast! Make a Reservation First Name * First Last Name * Last Contact Number * Contact Number Date of Reservation * How many people? * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 What time? * 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 13.00 13.30 14.00 14.30 15.00 15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30 18.00 18.30 19.00 19.30 20.00 20.30 21.00 21.30 Table Preference Outside Inside No Preference Email * Message * Captcha...

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And suddenly…it’s Spring!

And suddenly…it’s Spring!


Posted on Aug 26, 2015

What a range of weather we’ve been having. Spring…Winter…a dash of Autumn, a hint of Summer…and then Winter again. But you know it’s really settling into Spring when the landscape bursts into colour, the Swallows arrive and you can see the whales from your seat on our terrace. Almost every vacant plot in Hermanus is covered in Daisies and the beautiful nature that surrounds us is alive with Spring fever. It’s time to shake off the cobwebs of Winter and get out and about. Celebrate Spring with us. From this Friday the 28th of August we will be open in the evenings every day. As it’s the end of the month, it’s also time for some live music with Alan Cameron and Friends! Join us for Cocktails, sunset and dinner, and some excellent music!! Alan will actually be performing every Friday evening from now on, and he’ll be joined by other maestro’s from Cape Town at the end of each month. The next De Tafel van de Chef is on Thursday 17th September. These evenings are always delicious and delightful…we really get to know the wine and the winemaker…and Chef Jana comes up with dishes that, to date, have been nothing but scrumptious. So diarise (and book your spot) now! Looking forward to seeing you enjoying this beautiful time of year at our very special spot on the...

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It is only fitting that one of the musical ensembles our patrons love to listen to most will be playing on the last Friday of the year. Come and listen to the amazing Palm Strings play a range of classical, eastern European, folk, tango, jazz, pop, rock, baroque and other amazing music from 6-8pm.  BOOK...

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