Three continents at Oude Libertas

Carl Mombelli

Carlo Mombelli and 3 Continents Collective Concert will take place at Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch, on Sunday December 2, at 8.15pm.

Carlo Mombelli is a composer and bass player, whose depth, passion and inventiveness of his music has made him a modern music enigma.

In this show, he will be performing music from his latest album with his local band, consisting of Kyle Shepard on piano, Jonno Sweetman on drums, and Keenan Ahrends on guitar.

They will be joined on stage by three special international guests: the world class German trumpeter, Professor Claus Reichstaller (head of jazz) and double bassist, Martin Zenker (professor in bass), both from the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts, and the Mongolian jazz vocalist, Enji Erkhembayar.

Erkhembayar is also skilled in the highly specialised Mongolian art of throat singing or “longsong”.

The concert will be the celebratory closure of a workshop series hosted by the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) in collaboration with the South African College of Music (SACM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where Mombelli, Reichstaller, Zenker and Erkhembayar will be presenting a four-day series of free classes to students and musicians in various aspects of jazz improvisation and performance.

These workshops and master classes will take place at the South African College of Music at UCT, and are open to anyone interested and is free of charge.

Jazz and classical students of all levels are welcome as well as professional musicians.

Special arrangements will be made for high schools to assure times will suit interested pupils. Limited availability, participants must pre-book.

Tickets for the Oude Libertas show cost R220 at Computicket.

For more information and to book your place for the workshop, contact Vicky Davis at CTMA by Sunday November 18, at vickydav@gmail.com