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Big Band Blast with Ian Smith

Sun, 11 February 2018

Oude Libertas Summer Season Festival: Big Band Blast with Ian Smith

This concert reflects the versatility of the big band by taking you on a musical roller coaster ride through different era’s depicting the development and evolving styles from early swing to today’s funk and pop with everything in between.
The dynamic impact of the standard big band format is generated by 4 trumpets, 4 trombones ,5 saxes and rhythm section . The Ian Smith Big Band is made of the most advanced musicians from the Delft Big Band combined with some of SA’s finest pro musicians . The result is explosive.

Although renowned for the classic instrumentals from the likes of Glen Miller ,Benny Goodman ,Count Basie and Duke Ellington to mention a few it is clear that the vocal icons of yesteryear and today from Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin through to Michael Buble’ ,Robbie Williams and Phil Collins, must also be given credit for the continued tradition of the big band.

You will be treated to songs and arrangements of a few exciting Latin American and Afro Cuban pieces featuring our virtuostic trumpet section, as well as some Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone from our irrepressible young lady of song-bird Adelia Douw .

Ian Smith may well give us some Sinatra and even pick up his trumpet.


Corner Adam Tas & Libertas road Stellenbosch
TIME : 18:30      COST : 220       SPACES :


Oude Libertas Amphitheatre