TWO events staged by NMMU today should put a smile on the faces of Nelson Mandela Bay jazz lovers.
The Jazz Studio Lunch Hour concert featuring the NMMU Big Band takes place in the South Campus Auditorium at 1pm today.
There is an emphasis on South African jazz in the Big Band's repertoire, which also includes American jazz standards. Works by, among others, Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) and John Coltrane will be performed. Entrance is free.
At 7.30pm the NMMU Jazz Scholarship Concert takes place at the South Campus Auditorium. Competing for a jazz scholarship will be students Virgil Matrass, Curtis Kettledas, Bevin Mashaka, Grant Allison, Brinley Yon, Siyasanga Dikana and Simone Fillis.
Tickets at the door are R40 for adults, R20 for pensioners and R10 for students and pupils.
For more information, contact Nicky Bosman on (041)504-4235.