Leon Scharnick Quartet @ The Jazzy Rainbow
26 August 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| R70
This performance by the Leon Scharnick Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Durban’s longest-running jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September2016 and is following up with the same concept in 2017. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas. “
Alto saxophonist Leon Scharnick, is one of South Africa’s most exciting and promising young jazz musicians. Originally beginning to learn music by playing the piano as a child, Leon picked up the saxophone at the age of 19 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in music performance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Over the course of his musical journey, he has performed with a number of prominent musicians and musical outfits. Some of these include: Kirk Whalum, Zim Ngqawana, Andile Yenana, Brian Thusi and the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. He also performs regularly with guitarist Menyatso Mathole, one of the founding members of the popular South African band “Stimela” and has been recorded on albums by saxophonist Salim Washington and trumpeter Brian Thusi. In addition to his work as a sideman, Leon teaches music and also runs his own quartet which is committed to playing original compositions as well as a host of standard tunes from the jazz tradition.
Dalisu Dlazi – Upright bass, Sanele Phakathi – Piano and Bucco Xaba – Drums
entrance fee 70 Rand including a free drink (T&C)