Trilogy CT

Trilogy CT

Based: Cape Town

The Trilogy Jazz Band is an exciting fresh background jazz ensemble which keeps guests entertained and feet tapping. Their enthusiasm for the music they’re playing shines through in any performance.

The Band performs an eclectic repertoire from jazz standards to Latin, funk, African vibes and a mixture of them all. Think Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, as well as the “young cats”: Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and your favourite jazz albums by Westlife, Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart.  Having performed for over 4 years together, you can look forward to an exciting, chic performance from this dynamic ensemble.

 

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The Fizz

The Fizz

Based: Cape Town

Duo Option: Vocal and Sax

*accompanied by partial backing tracks

Trio Option: Vocals, Sax & DJ / Percussionist

*accompanied by partial backing tracks manned by DJ

This delightful funky trio bring you a vintage musical experience with the smooth and sassy sounds of a bygone but not forgotten era. They cover swing & jazz standards of the greats, modern songs with a swing twist and sometimes throw in a dash of soul, funk, blues or pop oldies. They can even end off with the foot stomping sounds of the DJ’s collection of electro-swing at your request. Their set can be tailored to suit your event.

Ghia Koch-Human with her rich, warm and expressive voice has been wowing audiences around South Africa. She covers a mix of genres: jazz, blues, swing, R&B, electronic triphop to name a few. She launched into doing a multitude of live performances varying from resident vocalist at club gigs to doing a short stint as part of the Electro-swing outfit which performed at the KKNK Arts festival 2014. Ghia also wowed audiences as the opening comedy cabaret act for Conrad Koch’s ‘Missing’ show at the Joburg Theatre in 2015. Then, more recently teamed up with Charles Tertiens in the sold out Comedy Cabaret show C’est Bizarre’.

Django Flaherty is a music producer, DJ and audio engineer from Cape Town. As a DJ, he’s best known for electro-swing, tech house and all kinds of funk, though his repertoire spans everything from rock-n-roll classics to the top 40. He lives and breathes audio, recording and mixing music and short films by day, and playing a wide array of parties and functions by night. In 2015, he was the resident DJ at Catacombs. Prior to 2014, he held a three-year residence at Polana in Kalk Bay, and co-owned a mobile DJ business called Bandwagon Music. He is also part of electronic outfit “Pravda”.

Simon Bates (Saxophonist) with a BMus from University of Natal Durban and MMus from University of Cape Town has played in a multitude of bands ranging in styles like crazy circus music, reggae, punk rock, salsa, swing and more for more than 20 years. At the moment he also jams sax for “The Rudimentals” (reggae/electro/dancehall) as well as “Rumswinger”.

 

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Jazzimandi

Jazzimandi

Based: Cape Town

Zami  Mdingi is a rare talent with a voice that is truly exceptional. Following a prolific career with the Barnyard Theatre, she was signed by EMI to record her debut album in 2008. In 2009 she joined popular group, CODA, whose recent single Go Insane is hitting the airwaves across the nation.

The group has performed at numerous high profile events and international events, including concerts (Miss SA 2010, Jazzathon, Jazz on the Rocks, Home For All, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Woman of the Year, Nederburg Concert Series, Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre), fashion shows (Cape Town Fashion Week, Durban Fashion Week), sports events (J&B; Met, Durban July) launch parties and government events. Internationally CODA has performed in the Seychelles (3 times), Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Dubai (twice) and Luanda, Angola (Dec 2011).

Jazzimandi features CODA’s acclaimed lead singer, Zami Mdingi in an intimate and riveting jazz trio context.  Performing with talented musician, Nelson Malela (piano / keyboard) and Perfe Sylvna (bass), this sultry, smoking collaboration is reminiscent of a by-gone era.   The repertoire consists of well known jazz standards presented in a fresh context, allowing Zami’s luscious voice to shine. Jazzimandi is an up-market corporate entertainment act that is making their mark across SA.

 

 

 

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BadWolf

BadWolf

Based: Johannesburg

BadWolf is a fresh 5 piece band from Johannesburg created purely to rearrange top 40 and other highly recognizable songs with a hip, groove based approach.

BadWolf takes everything from Etta James’ classic “At Last” to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and everything in between.

BadWolf hosts some of South Africa’s young stars. Hannah Foster has created a name for herself as one of the most talented vocalists, Cameron Bruce, Idols finalist in 2009 as well as guitarist for 80’s superstar, Jennifer Rush. Together with Justin Badenhorst (Drummer for Elvis Blue) and Benjamin Jephta (renowned SA Bassist) holding down the rhythm, each song is sure to be tight and groovy.

The cherry on top is their fantastic Trumpet player, Neil Engel, who adds a touch of elegance and class of BadWolf’s sound.

All round BadWolf is a great band for any event, function or wedding with their constantly updated repertoire and having the versatility of 2 vocalists they are sure to make your event!

 

 

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Organic Lounge

Organic Lounge

Based: Johannesburg

Pushing the boundaries of background music Organic Lounge combines top Café del Mar style DJ’s and South Africa’s leading musicians in jazz improvisation to create a unique musical experience for every event. Keeping the sound contemporary, they fuse together elements of bossa, swing, chill out, electronica, Latin and minimal house skilfully mixed by the DJ and complimented by live jazz.

Introducing trumpet, sax, percussion, keys and even vocals into the mix, you can choose the perfect combination of musicians for any event. The whole effect is visually and aurally stunning without being too intrusive. For bigger and more impact you can have more than one musician and additional lighting. Organic Lounge is perfect for cocktail functions, parties, dinners and corporate receptions where a classy and contemporary background atmosphere is required without intruding on the function.

Organic Lounge performed 5 shows for the opening of the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa in Dubai and have shared the stage with top South African DJ’s and bands (most recently Mi Casa and Euphonik). They have performed at top South African venues including Montecasino, Emperors Palace, Taboo Night club, Birchwood Hotel, Mondovino, Fashion TV Cafe, Sun City, Sandton Convention Centre, Westcliff hotel. Notable highlights include the MTN Radio awards, Telemundo International Channel launch at Movida, Africa Polo cup, iPhoneographySA Exhibition and events for BMW, SABS, Coca Cola, UNISA to name a few.

These musicians in their individual capacities have also performed and held residencies in popular venues worldwide from London to Dubai, Australia, Germany and more. They have represented South Africa at a number of cultural awards and have performed at Jazz Festivals including North Sea Jazz Festival, (Netherlands), New Orleans (USA), Standard Bank Joy of Jazz (South Africa), Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Jazzathon. They have also collaborated with many of South Africa’s most respected artists – Themba Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo, Hugh Masekhela, Khunle, Vusi Khumalo, Judith Siphuma, Danny K, and top DJ’s, to name a few.

 

 

 

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Ethnix Sax & Strings

Ethnix Sax & Strings

Based: Johannesburg

Atmosphere, class and style – performing light jazzy, African and contemporary classics, this ensemble provides background music and entertainment for up-market events, dinners, cocktail functions and events where soft, sophisticated ambience is required.

The ensemble strives to perform music that suits a diverse cross-cultural audience and accommodates different styles of music.

The music ranges from soft, jazzy music such as “Summer time”, “Misty” and “What a wonderful World” to African favorites “Meadowlands”, “Pata Pata” and “A cry, A smile, A Dance”. Some Kenny G numbers skillfully performed on the saxophone and classical music such as Pachelbel’s “Canon” and “Air on a G-string” on the violin. Together with the Double Bass, the ensemble has a full acoustic sound which completes any event.

They can perform quiet acoustic numbers as well as pick up the tempo later during the evening to more energetic Latin – American, Cuban and swing styles. Up-tempo African classics such as Emlanjeni (Mafikizolo) and Ndihamba Nawe lifts the mood and get the fingers clicking.

 

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