Sat Jun 29 2019

7:15 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£16.25

All Ages

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Adam Glasser ( piano/harmonica)
Chris Batchelor ( tpt), Steve Buckley ( alto sax)
Alam Nathoo ( tenor sax)
Steve Watts ( bass)
Tim Giles ( drums).
 
One of the first wave of  major jazz artists to leave South Africa  in the early 60s, vocalist, composer, saxophonist  Caiphus Semenya  - who turns 80 in August this year! - settled in the United States where he achieved considerable success as a musical director,  composing for films and sessions  and working with many great artists including Cannonball Adderley, Lou Rawls, Nina Simone and Quincy Jones.
 
For all  his success (which  includes the long history of collaboration with the hugely talented vocalist Letta Mbulu to whom he has been married since the early 60s ) many  Caiphus Semenya  compositions have yet to achieve their deserved full  recognition as South African jazz standards though 'Nomali' or 'Angel Nemali' as Dudu Pukwana rechristened is perhaps the best known.
 
While in the US, Caiphus collaborated with fellow South African exiles Hugh Masekela and Jonas Gwangwa to record the landmark album 'The Union of South Africa' to which he contributed key compositions.  Tonight's concert will include  lesser known songs from this album as well as selections from Hugh Masekela's incomparable 1972 album 'Home is Where the Music Is' another milestone in the history of South African jazz   produced by  Caiphus Semenya in London.
 



VORTEX FUNDRAISING T-SHIRTS:

March 2 2018 two iconic musicians and old friends Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined forces in a fundraiser to show, as well as give their support to the Vortex Jazz Club – a fine institution that has help many a musician at the start of their career. The club has existed without any core funding after its establishment by founder David Mossman over twenty-five years ago. The club needs financial help to keep its operations going. We hope you will show your support by taking out a membership, coming to gigs or donating. You can make a donation by clicking the “donate” tab. We also have some new fundraising T-shirts with a fab design that was commissioned by Tim Berne (Snake Oil) with graphics by Steve Byramn.

 

South African Jazz Night: ft. the compositions of Caiphus Semenya

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    South African Jazz Night: ft. the compositions of Caiphus Semenya

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South African Jazz Night: ft. the compositions of Caiphus Semenya

Sat Jun 29 2019 7:15 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club London
South African Jazz Night:  ft. the compositions  of  Caiphus Semenya

£16.25 All Ages

Adam Glasser ( piano/harmonica)
Chris Batchelor ( tpt), Steve Buckley ( alto sax)
Alam Nathoo ( tenor sax)
Steve Watts ( bass)
Tim Giles ( drums).
 
One of the first wave of  major jazz artists to leave South Africa  in the early 60s, vocalist, composer, saxophonist  Caiphus Semenya  - who turns 80 in August this year! - settled in the United States where he achieved considerable success as a musical director,  composing for films and sessions  and working with many great artists including Cannonball Adderley, Lou Rawls, Nina Simone and Quincy Jones.
 
For all  his success (which  includes the long history of collaboration with the hugely talented vocalist Letta Mbulu to whom he has been married since the early 60s ) many  Caiphus Semenya  compositions have yet to achieve their deserved full  recognition as South African jazz standards though 'Nomali' or 'Angel Nemali' as Dudu Pukwana rechristened is perhaps the best known.
 
While in the US, Caiphus collaborated with fellow South African exiles Hugh Masekela and Jonas Gwangwa to record the landmark album 'The Union of South Africa' to which he contributed key compositions.  Tonight's concert will include  lesser known songs from this album as well as selections from Hugh Masekela's incomparable 1972 album 'Home is Where the Music Is' another milestone in the history of South African jazz   produced by  Caiphus Semenya in London.
 



VORTEX FUNDRAISING T-SHIRTS:

March 2 2018 two iconic musicians and old friends Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined forces in a fundraiser to show, as well as give their support to the Vortex Jazz Club – a fine institution that has help many a musician at the start of their career. The club has existed without any core funding after its establishment by founder David Mossman over twenty-five years ago. The club needs financial help to keep its operations going. We hope you will show your support by taking out a membership, coming to gigs or donating. You can make a donation by clicking the “donate” tab. We also have some new fundraising T-shirts with a fab design that was commissioned by Tim Berne (Snake Oil) with graphics by Steve Byramn.

 

South African Jazz Night:  ft. the compositions  of  Caiphus Semenya

South African Jazz Night: ft. the compositions of Caiphus Semenya

World Jazz

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
Seated
£15.00 (+ £1.25 Fees)

Delivery Method

eTickets
Box Office Collection

Terms & Conditions

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com