The inaugural South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival at Spier will be featuring some of the best South African jazz and classical artists in a blaze of contemporary music, taking place on November 23, 2019. 

The one-day festival begins at 2pm and will see jazz and classical icons alternate on stage for the next seven hours. The line-up allows for refreshment and food breaks, as well as a chance to captivate the atmosphere of the beautiful Spier Wine Farm. The show will open with the Kyle Shepherd Trio with Shepherd (piano), Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums), followed by classical composers-performers Reza Khota, Brydon Bolton, Matthijs van Dijk and Cara Stacey of the Night Light Collective and Mandla Mlangeni’s Tune Recreation Committee (Clement Benny/drums, Nicholas Williams/bass, Reza Khota/guitar, Mandla Mlangeni/trumpet and Afrika Mkhize/piano and keyboard).  Next on the lineup will be violist Jan-Hendrik Harley’s Ensemble Je ne Comprends Pas and bringing the show to an end will be trumpeter/vocalist Mandisi Dyantyis.  

The amphitheater at Spier provides the ideal venue for the showcase with several outlets for casual dining, or pre-booked picnics.  

The schedule: 

(Doors open at 1pm)

– 2pm to 3pm – Kyle Shepherd Trio

– 3.15pm to 4.15pm – The Night Light Collective 

– 4.45 to 5.45 – Mandla Mlangeni’s Tune Recreation Committee 

– 6pm to 7pm – Jan-Hendrik Harley Ensemble Je ne Comprends Pas 

– 7.45pm to 8.45pm – Mandisi Dyantyis  

Tickets are R380 and available from Quicket here

Prize Details:
Five lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to the South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival at Spier plus a picnic basket.
Our Winners:
Keshia Marthinus
Andre Taylor
Janine Smith
Brent Wyld
Sharleen Deacon

How to enter:
Simply fill in your details on the form below.

Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winners will be announced at 12pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 on this page.
– Winners will be contacted via details entered on the form
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– Entrants must be 18 years or older
– Transport to and from the venue not include

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