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Discovering Johannesburg Jazz

  • Mountain Top Library 6093 Main Street Tannersville, NY 12485 US (map)

Saxophonist McCoy Mrubata and pianist Paul Hanmer stand as two of the most important and influential musicians in South African Jazz today. Elder statesmen of the music, they were among the generation of artists who--in the dawn of the post-1994 New South Africa--looked to forge a new vision for the country's Jazz scene.

This year, Mrubata and Hanmer celebrate a milestone in their work, the 30th anniversary of their working relationship. As they tour and perform together, they reflect back on their different upbringings in the apartheid era, the role music played in their development and political awakenings, and the changes they've seen in South Africa's music scene. Drawing from their own compositions, as well as South African Jazz standards of the past 50 years, this duo will provide an incredible glimpse into one of the world's most fascinating and creative Jazz cultures.

Free admission & All ages encouraged

Earlier Event: September 1
Swingin' the Songbook
Later Event: October 19
Discovering Nazareth