Stanley Beer Yard is excited to announce that the Corona Jazz sessions will now be taking place weekly every Sunday from 2 until 5 pm.
The South African jazz scene grew in popularity through performances in nightclubs, and other major venues during the time of the 1950s. It forms a large part of South African culture, through anti-apartheid protest from individuals like Hugh Masekela and Kippie Moketsi (Jazz Epistles). Due to government censorship, a massive exodus occurred and many black jazz artists left the country in search of work and audiences; and so there has always been a high demand for affordable, small-scale jazz entertainment in Johannesburg particularly.
Stanley Beer Yard is now hosting the Corona Jazz Sessions, tapping into the demand for live jazz. These sessions will run every Sunday of every month and will be hosted by award-winning guitarist Vuma Ian Levin. The concert will feature an alternation line up of trios, performing songs from the standard South African and American Jazz repertoire. Some musicians include: Vuma Levin (Guitar); Benjamin Jephta (Bass); Bokani Dyer (Piano) – Winner the Standard bank Young Artist Award, Winner SAMRO Piano Competion, Nominee SAMA awards 2016; and Thandi Ntuli (Piano/Voice) – Metro FM Awards Nominee, SAMA Nominee.
After these performances, a busking session will be open to all music students and anyone who would like the opportunity to busk along with professional musicians and take the opportunity to play in front of a live audience in a great venue is most welcome. Any form of music is allowed.
Stanley Beer Yard and Corona are hoping to make this beloved and historical music accessible by hosting these live jazz sessions at Stanley beer Yard in 44 Stanley, Milpark. The concert promises to provide world-class entertainment.
The jazz sessions will take place every Sunday from 2pm – 5pm.
For bookings, call Stanley Beer Yard: 011 482 5791 or email email@example.com