Acclaimed trumpeter Bruce Cassidy promises to take fans on a ‘musical journey’

World-renowned musician Bruce Cassidy is returning to South Africa with his Anti-Gravity Machine show. Cassidy’s amalgam of Western and African music, performed with a 15-piece string, woodwind, brass, and jazz rhythm group will bring jazz alive for one night only at the Bassline in Newtown on November 19 2016.

Cassidy, the musical director of Blood Sweat and Tears, describes the Anti-Gravity Machine concert as “an uplifting experience of heartfelt performances”. With musicians of the highest calibre and a repertoire of original composed work, popular jazz and South African music, the concert promises a musical journey that echoes his influences, inspirations and world travels.

“There will be sixteen of us on stage – the unusual element will be a string quartet. This group is large enough to cover the whole tonal spectrum, but not so large as to be unwieldy. Just right to be fleet afoot and stomp when necessary,” explains Cassidy.

“Those who know my Hotfoot Orchestra will recognise some of those themes, but in new clothing that I hope they will find more graceful, subtle and articulate. I am confident that we all will experience lift-off. Come and enjoy a flight with us,” he adds.

Tickets can be booked from www.webtickets.co.za for R120 and the show will start at 8PM.


Subscribe to the M&G

These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever.

The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years, and we’ve survived right from day one thanks to the support of readers who value fiercely independent journalism that is beholden to no-one. To help us continue for another 35 future years with the same proud values, please consider taking out a subscription.

Related stories

Advertising

Subscribers only

Pandemic cripples learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

More top stories

Power shift at Luthuli House

Ace Magashule’s move to distance himself from Carl Niehaus signals a rebalancing of influence and authority at the top of the ANC

Trump slinks off world stage, leaving others to put out...

What his supporters and assorted right-wingers will do now in a climate that is less friendly to them is anyone’s guess

The US once again has something  Africa wants: competent leaders

Africa must use its best minds to negotiate a mutually beneficial economic relationship

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…