Matt Bianco Headed to Cape Town or Single Performance at GrandWest Arena, 2 Dec
Matt Bianco, the sensational UK jazz-funk band is headed to Cape Town for one concert only on 2 December 2013 at the GrandWest Arena. With music that spans over a period of more than 20 years, Matt Bianco has managed to mould their distinct vibe out of Jazz, Funk, Latin, Fusion, pop, and perhaps even a tinge of rock to create an uplifting sound that is both contemporary and everlasting.
Matt Bianco was formed in 1982 by the late Kito Poncioni (bass), Mark Reilly (vocals) and Danny White (keyboards), all originally members of the band Blue Rondo A La Turk. Well known hits that include "Half a Minute", "Don't Blame it on that Girl", "More than I can Bear", "Wap Bam Boogie", "Good Times", "Yeh Yeh", and "Dancing in the Street" are just some of their A list collection songs that await the audience at the Matt Bianco Live performance in Cape Town in December.
The band is currently performing concerts and jazz festivals worldwide to promote their latest album entitled HIDEAWAY.
On the same night as the Matt Bianco concert, the Cape Town Jazzathon will be re-launched in anticipation of the next Jazzathon event in 2014. To mark this occasion, the Jazzathon All Star Grand Band, consisting mainly of young and upcoming musicians, will open for Matt Bianco.
The last Cape Town Jazzathon was hosted in January 2009 and was attended by around 20 000 people. Annually produced by JCQ Productions, The Cape Town Jazzathon is an award winning event historically held at the Waterfront as a free Jazz Festival. Having grown in status and attendance figures since its inception in 1997, the free to public festival traditionally featured a large percentage of young and upcoming local musicians whilst also playing host to some of the best international acts. The festival eventually lost its key sponsor and over time further tragedy bestowed the event with the subsequent passing of 2 of the 3 members of the festival production team. Now, due to public demand, and support from various fans of the festival, the event will undergo a complete revamp in order to sustain its former glory, an initiative headed up by the sole surviving member of the original trio, Craig Parks.
MATT BIANCO LIVE IN CAPE TOWN is presented by JCQ Productions. Tickets cost from R195 to R325 per person via Computicket.