Sophiatown Jazz Encounters

 73 Toby St, Sophiatown    

This heritage centre in the historic neighbourhood of Sophiatown, the 1950s home of South Africa's Drum generation of artists, poets and musicians, also serves as an intimate jazz concert venue with Sophiatown Jazz Encounters usually taking place on the last Friday of each month and regularly starring some of the leading names in jazz in Joburg.

Guests are invited to bring their own drinks and snacks to the concert. The centre will provide glasses and ice. Concerts start at 20:00.

Friday February 16, Raph Clarkson

British trombonist, improviser and composer Raph Clarkson comes to Joburg’s original jazztown’s Sophiatown for an evening of genre-bending jazz running a gamut from ska and township jazz to avant-garde improvisation. Best known as part of the award-winning jazz-punk ensemble WorldService Project, at this concert Clarkson will be sharing the stage with some of South Africa's most talented emerging jazz stars as they explore together the heritage of township jazz and the new ways it is being reinvented.

Saturday February 17 Etuk Ubong
Lago born and raised jazz trumpeter Etuk Ubong is a young African jazz musician of note who has played alongside major African jazz innovators such as Victor Olaiya, Femi Kuti and Nduduzo Makhathini and many more. Fresh from his European tour, Etuk Ubong comes to Sophiatown The Mix to promote his new album Battle for Peace which seeks to spread a message of 'hope, love and peace' through the medium of jazz.

Friday March 16 Sharon Katz with the Peace Train featuring Mlungisi Gegana
​US-based South African jazz and wold music collective Sharon Katz and the Peace Train return to South African shores for a performance at Sophiatown The Mix, where they are joined by local master bassist Mlungisi Gegana.



Feb 16 2018 20:00
Feb 17 2018 20:00
Sophiatown The Mix
73 Toby St, Sophiatown


Price/Additional Info

Tickets R120 at the door, advanced bookings R110

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