KZN Schools Jazz & Rock Music Festival – Not to be Missed!

KZN Youth Orchestra

KZN Youth Orchestra

“The launch of the KZN Schools Jazz & Rock Music Festival is the perfect way for audiences to celebrate Human Rights weekend,” according to Durban’s most popular Jazz singer and song-writer, Natalie Rungan. Featuring 100% local talent with a total of 7 concerts, across 3 venues, the shows promise to provide a full weekend of musical excellence for all.

The concerts kick off this Friday, 20 March at 6pm with the phenomenal KZN Youth Orchestra. As the opening event, this concert is FREE to the public. Come along!

The concert will also feature the popular and entertaining DHS Jazz Band.

Venue: DHS Main Hall
(DC Thompson Hall)
Time:    6pm – 7.30pm

The second night (Saturday 21 March) has an exciting line up in three venues. The first features Rowan Stuart performing his melodic pop-rock in the intimate Seabrooke Theatre. Stuart is known for his popular song, Survivors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxOj7DQQ84Q

Time:    6pm to 7pm

The Chris Seabrooke Music Centre Auditorium hosts the all-stars jazz band, “The Jazz Quartet.” The quartet features jazz greats: Natalie Rungan (vocals), Neil Gonsalves (piano), Bruce Baker (drums) and Shaun Johannes (bass).

Time:     7.30pm to 9pm.

Black Lapels close off the night with their world-class contemporary three-piece rock sound. The Black Lapels line-up includes the energetic Rob Warren (vocals and guitar), Garth Warren (bass) and Gareth Gale. Gale is said to be one of the foremost drummers in South Africa. He has performed internationally with the likes of Farryl Purkiss, Nibs Van Der Spy and Guy Battery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9obIm3x4ScY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuxjcGJKPM0

Venue is again the Seabrooke Theatre
Time:    9pm to 10pm

The Festival closes with a “big bang” crescendo on the evening of Sunday 22 March. Award winning contemporary Jazz artist Ernie Smith, the KZN School’s Jazz and Rock bands and “Afrosoul promise to make this an exhilarating weekend of world class music making for audiences young and old.

Venue: DHS Main Hall
(DC Thompson Hall)
Time:    6pm – 9pm

 Booking: Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday are R80 for Adults, R30 for scholars and R40 for Pensioners and are available from www.quicket.co.za. And search for KZN Schools Jazz and Rock Music Festival.

This is a festival not to be missed!

For more info email:
nabakarts@gmail.com

Black Lapels

Black Lapels

Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith

Rowan Stuart

Rowan Stuart


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