Jazz-and-fondue events return to Delheim estate

Ramon Alexander forms part of the line-up. PICTURE: KAE CHONG

Delheim Estate is proud to announce the return of its mini-Jazz Festival and a line-up of some of the best South African talent.

Hosted in partnership with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA), the jazz-and-fondue events will take place every Sunday, from Sunday July 3 until Sunday August 28 this year.

“We’re incredibly happy to welcome back fantastic musicians and the fans after the temporary, pandemic-related hiatus,” says Delheim Executive Director Nora Thiel.

“The jazz has certainly become as big a highlight, if not bigger, as the cheese fondues we traditionally serve as part of the event at this time of the year.”

“Delheim is one of the mainstays of the Cape Jazz calendar,” says Cape Town Music Academy Projects Director and Cape jazz dynamo, Luvuyo Kakaza.

“With some of the hottest talent of the local scene scheduled to play, it is going to be another cracker for jazz-lovers.”

The first act to herald the season at Delheim will be Hassan’adas. Under leader multi-instrumentalist John Hassan, this ensemble to perform on Sunday July 3, blends original African rhythms and sounds with influences from musicians all over the globe to create a unique jazz sound.

On Sunday July 10, it’s the turn of pianist and composer Ramon Alexander. This ensemble has performed at numerous local and international music festivals, notably the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Borneo International Jazz Festival, The Darling Music Experience as well a residency at No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019.

Accomplished jazz singer and songwriter Babalwa Mentjies follows on July 17. The Quartet at Delheim comprises George Werner (piano), Bongani Sotshononda (chromatic Marimba) and Carlo Fabe (drums). And that’s just the start of an impressive line-up.

Tickets to the Delheim Jazz & Fondue events are R450 per person with the cost covering the live entertainment, complimentary Glühwein on arrival, the cheese fondue-for-two including bread and vegetables, as well as a decadent treat to end off on a high note.

Tickets exclude all beverages and meal add-ons. Bookings will be per pot – serving parties of two of four. Each lunchtime show runs from noon to 3pm. Reservations should be made via Quicket.