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Athlone Academy of Music Jazz Concert

by Selwyn Bergman
23 Apr 2006
The Athlone Website
The Athlone Website

The Athlone Academy of Music, in partnership with Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM, hosted their annual Jazz Concert at the Athlone Civic Centre on Saturday, 22/04/2006. Despite experiencing some technical difficulties through the performance, the lineup of musicians left the crowds delighted with their abilities.


Performances from artists such as Robbie Jansen, Errol Dyers, Alvin Dyers, Steven Erasmus, Zelda Benjamin, Emily Bruce, Jonathan Ruben and Ivan Bell to name a few, as well as the Athlone Academy of Music Ensemble, Andrew Ford Trio and the Glen Miller Orchestra of South Africa kept the audience bouncing in their seats throughout the evening. Pianist Kyle Shepherd, who rendered breathtaking performances at the concert will certainly be a name to look out for on the local jazz scene.

The concert started with the Athlone Academy of Music Ensemble that played 'Mack the Knife' and 'In the Mood' among others, and was rounded off beautifully by the Glen Miller Orchestra of SA with a 'Big Band Walk through time' that included the same. Benedict Peters of Fine Music Radio, one of the MC's for the event later described it as 'mind-blowing' in his show the following day.

Edgar de Kooker, Chairman of the Board of the Athlone Academy of Music, addressed the audience after the performance and gave thanks to all who attended as well as those involved in organising the event.

Some photos of the event are available below. Click on the thumbnails to view the larger image. Each image will open in a new window.
Members of the Athlone Academy of Music Ensemble
Members of the Athlone Academy of Music Ensemble
Jonathan Ruben and Errol Dyers
Jonathan Ruben and Errol Dyers
Jonathan Ruben, Errol Dyers and Robbie Jansen
Jonathan Ruben, Errol Dyers and Robbie Jansen
Emily Bruce, Alvin Dyers and Kyle Shepherd
Emily Bruce, Alvin Dyers and Kyle Shepherd
Robbie Jansen takes his cap off to anyone to attends Music School
Robbie Jansen takes his cap off to anyone who attends Music School
Glen Miller Orchestra of South Africa directed by Johnny Cooper
The Glen Miller Orchestra of South Africa directed by Johnny Cooper
Fine Music Radio 101.3fm DJ Eric Alan
Eric Alan of Fine Music Radio

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