In association with Concerts SA, saxophonist Mike Rossi will be touring the Eastern Cape with his band. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Music Department is proud to be hosting the Mike Rossi Project and the band will be performing in the South Campus auditorium at 19h30 on Thursday 11 May.
This will be American-born and Cape Town-based Mike Rossi’s first concert in Port Elizabeth. He is the Professor in Jazz and Woodwinds at the SA College of Music, University of Cape Town. His achievements include numerous recordings, and international stage appearances as leader, soloist, and sideman with Tony Bennett, Dave Liebman, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, George Russell, Clark Terry, Alessio Menconi and Darius Brubeck amongst others. He has performed around the globe in small and large ensembles and gives workshops on South African jazz worldwide. As a composer and performer he has appeared on numerous jazz and classical recordings and has written a series of method books on jazz improvisation.
His sextet, the Mike Rossi Project features a lineup of renowned musicians, namely, William Haubrich (trombone), Lee Thomson (trumpet/flugelhorn), Andrew Ford (piano), Charles Lazar (acoustic bass) and Kevin Gibson (drums). The band has performed at jazz venues in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg as well as at the JazzKif Jazz Festival (DRC), Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz Festival and the Grahamstown Jazz Festival.
Tickets: R70 adults, R50 Pensioners, R30 Students and scholars
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