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 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 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 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!