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April 02, 2010

Cape Town International Jazz Festival Community Concert - A Photo Essay

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010

Jonathan Rubain, photo courtesy Deon Gurling

Jonathan Rubain, born and raised in Cape Town, played his bass guitar beautifully for his home crowd. Rubain, who started playing music in his local church at the age of seven, set up the Jonathan Rubain Band three years ago. They are definitely a name to watch.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010

Happy member of the crowd, photo courtesy Deon Gurling

People of all ages enjoyed the Community Concert, part of the build–up to the 11th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010

Having some fun and getting a better view of the stage, photo courtesy Deon Gurling

The well-attended event started at 5pm on April 1, 2010 and featured some of the top headliners who will also be performing at the Jazz Festival. The Festival is being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Friday and Saturday.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010

Enthralled young jazz lover, photo courtesy Deon Gurling

The Community Concert is part of the Festival’s commitment to the community and the city.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010

Soil & Pimp Sessions band member, photo courtesy Deon Gurling

Six-piece Japanese “death jazz” band, Soil & Pimp Sessions, has gained recognition for playing an original form of alternative jazz. Their brand of music is described by the Cape Town International Jazz Festival official website as “rough around the edges, unadulterated entertainment and constantly kept at boiling point”. The crowd appreciated their performance.

For more on the festival, you can browse the following stories:

George Benson thrills a sell-out crowd at the 2010 Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town International Jazz Festival – a photo essay
Cape Town International Jazz Festival Community Concert

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