IN LINE with the spirit of the 2010 Fifa World Cup and the 19th birthday of its jazz evenings, the Birchwood Hotel is pulling out all the stops for a party with a difference.
The Oude Meester Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evening at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg will for the first time feature a string of popular jazz and Afro-pop musos, all on the same night.
Ternielle Nelson will start the proceedings. This newcomer is by no means a slouch in the music stakes and is likely to leave a lasting impression.
Johnny Mekoa, featuring the Music Academy of Gauteng Jazz Orchestra, is going to be a sure winner. This has given him a platform to showcase what he is doing with the youth.
Jazzman Matlhagane has challenged corporate South Africa to book the youth and enable them to hone their skills. Judging from their debut performance earlier this month the band is world class and can perform anywhere in the world.
Women will be thrilled that the electrifying Selaelo Selota will be back at the jazz evening. His lively dances with Malatjie The Prince will have them screaming. As for his six pack, it has the women chomping at the bit while the men helplessly look on.
The mean guitarist will feature Tsepo Tshola, Judith Sephuma, Nokukhanya Dlamini and Bhudaza.
A crew of classy acts will keep music lovers on their toes.