SAMRO Foundation – Big Band Festival

SAMRO Foundation - Big Bang Festival

Media Release 12 August 2012

SAMRO Foundation supporting the Big Band

Jazz Festival

Johannesburg:- If you are a jazz lover, then the Gauteng Big Band Jazz Festival sponsored by the SAMRO Foundation is sure to set your feet tapping, as the next generation of big band jazz musicians take to the stage.

Join us at The Edge, St. Mary’s School, 55 Athol Street, Waverley on the nights of Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September 19h30

The following schools/colleges will be participating in the Festival:

Wednesday 19 September

St. Mary’s Waverley Senior School Jazz Band

Pridwin Afro-Jazz Ensemble

St John’s College Senior Jazz Band

Johannesburg Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Pridwin P’zazz Jazz Band

Roedean Jazz Band

Tshwane University Stage Band


Thursday 20 September

King David Jazz Band

St. Katharine’s Jazz Band

St. David’s Marist All Stars Band

Music Academy of Gauteng

St. Alban’s College Big Band

The S.A. College High School Jazz Band (Cape Town)

This event has been made possible by the Sponsorship of the SAMRO Foundation. The SAMRO Foundation is a newly-registered non-profit organisation which replaces the SAMRO Endowment for the National Arts (SENA). The Foundation is the corporate social investment arm of SAMRO, the Southern African Music Rights Organisation with André le Roux as its Executive General Manager.

The Aims and Objectives of the SAMRO Foundation include the promotion of the national arts through sponsorships of various kinds, encouraging excellence in the arts, facilitating economic participation in the creative economy, influencing cultural and arts policy by means of research and advocacy, and promoting living cultural heritage. The Foundation houses one of the largest archives of original South African art music and light music scores (

Bookings through Computicket: 0861 915 8000

For all Enquiries on the festival please contact Ann Barr 082 451 3696


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