Mike Rossi Project to Perform at Jazz Centre
UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will feature the Mike Rossi Project: Trespassing Permitted band from 18h00 on Wednesday, 11 February.
The band is the result of Rossi’s mixed musical life as a musician and educator who has travelled extensively. ‘While born in the US, much of the music that will be performed reflects my experiences of living in South Africa for the past 15 years with frequent travels to the US, throughout Africa, Europe and especially Italy where my parents originate from,’ said Rossi.
He said the music was specifically orchestrated for three horns - trumpet, trombone and multiple saxophones - with a stellar rhythm section. The music ranges in style from South African township jazz, to hard bop, to modal, to Latin, to contemporary.
The band features Rossi on soprano, altello, alto and tenor saxophones, William Haubrich on trombone, James McClure on trumpet and flugelhorn, Melvin Peters on piano, Dave Ridgway on acoustic bass and Kesivan Naidoo on drums. These musicians represent the very best of South African jazz talent.
Mike Rossi Projects Durban tour is supported by ConcertsSA, Samro Foundation and Connect Za.
Entry fee is R50 while pensioners pay R30 and students R15. Please contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more information.
Melissa Mungroo and Thuli Zama