[JPL] Greetings from Cape Town South Africa

Eric Alan erical at iafrica.com
Thu Feb 16 03:16:27 EST 2006

Hi Good Radio Folks,


I’ve not posted in quite some while, having changed jobs, I now run a
boutique CD store Called UPBEAT in a shopping mall in Sea Point, Cape Town,
where we specialise in jazz, classical as well as stage and screen. We
opened the store last year and boy has it been an exciting time, tough but
exhilarating. I am, however still doing my daily radio shows, Jazz
Rendezvous on Fine Music Radio, which is now steaming on the web, go to
www.fmr.co.za <http://www.fmr.co.za/>  should you like to listen in. My show
starts daily Monday to Friday at 19h00 (7pm) South African time. I’ve also
taken on another show once a week on Bush Radio 98.5 called Saturday Night
at Home 20h00 to 24h00. Bush Radio also streams visit the web site at
www.bushradio.co.za <http://www.bushradio.co.za/>   (Hey nothing to do with
the President) Phew! hectic stuff 6 voluntary radio shows a week plus full
time job, gotta be crazy but passion = passion = enjoyment of sharing the
passion with as many as possible. I’ll be posting my play lists again soon.
Please note I have another new email address as well eric at upbeatmusic.co.za
and both can be used.


I thought you’d like to know that the second artist listing of the Cape Town
International Jazz Festival was announced in Johannesberg yesterday evening.
Please would you let me have your impressions of the festival line up.



Second Artist Listing on the bill of the Cape Town International Jazz
Festival Announced

The 7th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, which is now
acknowledged as the biggest Jazz event on the African continent, will once
again take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on
Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April 2006. There will also be the
traditional free concert for the people of Cape Town prior to the festival
on Thursday 30 March to be held on Greenmarket Square in Cape Town.

The latest names to be added to the 2006 Cape Town International Jazz
Festival line-up include: 

Jose Feliciano (Puerto Rico/USA), The Moreira Project (Mozambique), Richard
Bona (Cameroon), Tlale Makhene (RSA), Winston Mankunku Sextet with special
guest star Robbie Jansen (RSA), Thandiswa Mazwai – Vocal (RSA), Kwani
Experience (RSA), Dan Patlan & The New Orleans All Star Blues Band
(RSA/USA), The James Scholfield Trio feat. Billy Hart & Arno Krijger
(RSA/USA/NL), Rus Nerwich “Beyond The Walls” (RSA), Viktoria Tolstoy - Vocal
(Sweden), Forgotten Free-Quencies feat. realRozzano & DFORM (RSA), Spencer
Mbadu Sextet (RSA), Ntando (RSA), Four Forty (RSA), The Rebirth (USA),  Juan
Carlos Romero Trio (Spain). Johnny Mekoa & His Herd (RSA) and Mark de Clive-
Lowe (New Zealand).


Artists that are already confirmed include: 

Manu DiBango & Soul Makossa Gang (Cameroon), Chucho Valdés Quartet featuring
Mayra Caridad Valdés (Cuba),Tina Schouw and Friends - Vocal (RSA), Charlie
Hayden Quartet (USA), Freddy Cole – Vocal (USA), Louie Vega and his Elements
of Life LIVE featuring Blaze Anane & Luisito Quintero ( Puerto Rico), Nestor
Torres(USA), Terence Blanchard (USA),  Tribute to Ray Charles featuring Joe
McBride, Gerald Veasley and Kenny Blake (USA), Miriam Makeba (Grand Finale
Tour) – Vocal (RSA), Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse (RSA), Relax, Omar Sosa Quartet
featuring Pee Wee Ellis(Cuba), RJ Benjamin – Vocal (RSA), Mario Canonge Trio
featuring Horacio El Negro Hernandez  (Martinique), Caiphus Semenya (RSA),
Heads Up Superband featuring. Joe McBride, Gerald Veasley and Kenny Blake
(USA), Unofficial Language featuring Paul Hanmer, Ian Herman and Pete Sklair

Ticket prices remain the same as last year at R399 for a two-day pass and
R260 for a one-day pass, excluding the 'Rosies' stage, where tickets will
sell for R20.00 per performance. Computicket bookings will open at the end
of December. 


Kindest regards,

See it 
 with your own ears

Yours in Music


Eric Alan


General Manager, Upbeat the Boutique CD & DVD Store, Sea Point, Cape Town.



"JAZZ RENDEZVOUS with Eric ALAN" on Fine Music Radio 101.3 weekdays from


"SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME with Eric ALAN" on BUSH RADIO 89.5 every Saturday
night from 20h00 to midnight 



Contributor to the ALL THAT JAZZ column in THE ARGUS on Wednesday’s

Cape Representative to the National ICASA forum for the promotion and
development of SA Music.

SAMA (Judge South African Music Awards)

Member SAJE (South African Jazz Educators Association) and IAJE

Master of Ceremonies Cape Town International Jazz Festival and the Cape Town


Phone Work: 27- (0) 21-434-1994 Phone Mobil: 27-(0)21- 82-456-2195 Phone
Home: 27–(0)21–683–845

Email Private: erical at iafrica.com   Email Work: eric at upbeatmusic.co.za 


Postal Address: Postnet Suite 261, Private Bag X16, Constantia, 7848. Cape
Town, South Africa


When in Cape Town or on the internet remember to tune in to Jazz Rendezvous
on Fine Music Radio 101.3 every day, Monday to Friday from 19h00. FMR
streams at www.fmr.co.za <http://www.fmr.co.za/>  


Listen in to Saturday Night at Home with Eric Alan on Bush Radio 89.5 every
Saturday from 20h00 (S.A. Time) Bush Radio’s stream can be found at
www.bushradio.co.za <http://www.bushradio.co.za/> 





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