GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - George residents are in for a Sunday afternoon treat as Wilderness jazz group Sugar and Spice will be performing live at the Transnet Transport Museum on Sunday 22 July.
They are primarily a show band and will entertain with classic standard, swing and Latin jazz dating back to the Nat King Cole / Cole Porter era and some favourite Antonio Carlos Jobim melodies, whilst you get to enjoy the magical backdrop of history.
This jazz group from George and Wilderness consists of Cecily Pepler (vocals), Rico Muller (piano and vocals), Soppie Thyse (bass and vocals) and Kevi Levin with his dynamic energy on drums.
Lead singer Cecily Pepler is also the group's manager. She says they want to share their music with a wider audience of jazz lovers in the Eden district.
"Our love for this genre gives us a platform to revisit the beautiful music written so long ago, music that is timeless and familiar. It is encouraging for us to know that old-school jazz is still popular with all age groups, as is evident from the increasing popularity of our home concerts and our recent performance at The Crypt Jazz Restaurant in Cape Town," says Pepler.
The concert will take place at 12:30. Doors open at 11:30 am.
Bring the picnic of your choice (no own drinks please). Light snacks will be available at the Umfolozi Diner and drinks will be available at the Eden Lions Club bar. A percentage of the proceeds from the concert will go to the museum.
Ticket prices are R120 for adults and R60 for children under 12 years. Early booking is advised. Cal Cecily on 082 768 2005. To find out more about the group, visit their Facebook page: Cecily Pepler with Sugar & Spice.
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