No birthday is complete without the singing of the traditional Happy Birthday. But when it's The Orbit's birthday, its not complete without the Orbit Anniversary Festival.
Not many '4 year olds' can boast about hosting some of the world's best jazz musician's under their roof. But then again, not many 4 year olds are The Orbit Jazz Club. The establishment, which was created in response to the decline of dedicated jazz music clubs in Jozi, is celebrating its 4 year anniversary with its Orbit Anniversary Festival.
The celebration takes place annually and will see the Orbit celebrate its birth with a week of great jazz music coming from SA's own gifted musicians. The festival, aptly titled #The4thMovement, will be celebrating the club's coming full circle from its humble beginnings.
#The4thMovement @OrbitJazz club celebrates it 4th birthday Mar 13-18 with a host of young new stars and SA jazz icons on the bday festival lineup! pic.twitter.com/TWAi4Mxy9o https://t.co/EtAuWYiWZ4 via @JohannesburgIYP— AllJoBurg (@AllJoburg) March 1, 2018
Some of the artists billed to perform on the week starting on the 13th of March until the 18th are: The Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra, Tlale Makhene's Swazi Gold, Steve Dyer's Mantswe a Marabi, Luyanda Madope's Connecting Generation and the great Sibongile Khumalo. But the ultimate highlight of the show will be the reunion of the legendary VOICE after almost 10 years since they performed together. A newer band Trio Grande - made up of legendary Feya Faku, Paul Hammer and Louis Mhlanga - will also be unveiled during the festival.
#SAVETHEDATE #The4thMovement #TheOrbitAnniversaryFestival ______ We close off an incredible week of celebrating #The4thMovement in true jazz tradtition; a jam session led by mutl-talented and award-winning pianist and producer, @luyandamadope ______ Musicians bring your axes and tools, music lovers tell your friends to tell a friend and everybody come join us celebrate Jozi’s hippest four-year-old with the country’s most magnificent musicians. ______ Book your seats on: 011 339 6645 | email: [email protected] | www.theorbit.co.za
With a line up like this it's critical that you don't miss it. Shout outs to The Orbit and Concerts SA for helping keep the arts alive. Book your tickets for the festival NOW by calling 011 339 6645 or send an email detailing which show you'd like to go to to [email protected]
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