Jazz & Classical Encounters 2022 Vol 4 at Spier Wine Farm

Sat Nov 26, 11:30 - Sat Nov 26, 21:00

Spier Wine Farm


The 2022 Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival Vol 4 @ Spier Amphitheatre featuring some of the best South African jazz and classical artists in a new feast of contemporary music, takes place on Saturday 26th November, 2022.

The one-day festival at Spier Wine Farm Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch begins at 12.30 pm (doors open at 11.30am) and will conquer your souls with a mix of jazz and classical music for the next eight hours. This 4th edition of that growing must-see event will once again present some of the most exciting talents from the South African Jazz and Classical scene. With the Covid pandemic behind us, we can't wait to meet you all art lovers in that splendid location to celebrate SA talents.

The show will open with multiple South African Music Awards (SAMA) Nominee and winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album at this year’s Mzantsi Jazz Awards, Durban based pianist Sibusiso "Mash" Mashiloane and his sextet who will present works from his latest album "Music from my People". The sextet features Nick Ford on bass, Bonolo Nkoane on drums, Buddy Wells on saxophones, Muneeb Hermans on trumpet and Wandithanda Makandula on vocals.

They will be followed by the formidable Kirby Ensemble revisiting Beethoven and Schumann. The recently formed ensemble features the young talents of Nic Bruiners on violin, Kaitlin Downie on violin, Micaela Arries on viola, Ashlin Grobbelaar on cello and Gerhard Joubert on piano.

Following them on stage, without doubt one of the most influential drummer on SA's Jazz scene Ayanda Sikade from East London will present his latest project and album "Umakhulu", a magnificent piece of music dedicated to his grand mother. He will be accompanied by none other than master Bra Andile Yenana on piano, highly sought after bassist Nhlanhla Radebe and rising alto saxophone sensation Kagiso Ramela.

The next act is the amazing principal flute of the Johannesburg Philarmonic Orchestra, SAMA 2022 Winner for her debut album "African Bird" and 2019 Mbokodo Award winner for opera/classical music, the fabulous Khanyisile Mthetwa. She is accompanied on piano by the fantastic Peter Cartwright.

To close the festival, we are very excited to welcome one of the most inspiring 'veterans' of the SA Jazz scene, a recognisable voice that set trends throughout the years with his unique sound and improvising style, legendary bassist Herbie Tsoaeli. He is presenting his latest and captivating album "At this point in time", and will be accompanied on stage by Keegan Steenkamp on trumpet and flugelhorn, Steven Sokuyeka on trombone, Mziwakhe Cekiso on piano and Tefo Mahola on drums and percussions.


Says 2022 Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival organiser and co-producer Aymeric Péguillan, of Pegs Music Project: “So grateful and excited to be hosting again that festival at Spier in such a grand setting. We have managed to gather enough resources to bring a volume 4 of the Festival to follow up on the past 3, and we can't wait to reconnect with that beautiful and loyal audience of ours. Some magnificent SA artists have responded favourably and with lots of excitement to our invitation to perform at the festival again this year, and we are very proud to present a superb line up of great South African musical talents making waves in and beyond the borders of the country. We have no doubt that audience members will be equally excited to discover (or rediscover) them and the compositions they have prepared for us.”

Péguillan, co-producer with Penny Lane Studios, adds: “The journey continues and we keep working at presenting the best of two musical art forms that uniquely inform our South African identity.”


The spectacular Amphitheatre at Spier provides the ideal venue for the showcase with several outlets for picnic and casual dining. 

Presented proudly in association with Ian Burgess Simpson Pianos and Fazioli. 

A variety of Food and Beverages available on site during the entire event. NO Cash transactions. Cards and SnapScan only. 

The schedule: 

Doors open at 11:30

1st Act – 12.30 pm (Sibusiso Mashiloane Sextet)

1st Break – 1.30 pm (for 45 minutes)

2nd Act - 2.15pm (The Kirby Ensemble)

2nd Break – 3.15 pm (for 45 minutes)

3rd Act – 4 to 5 pm (Ayanda Sikade Quartet)

3rd Break - 5pm (for 45 minutes)

4th Act - 5.45pm (Khanyisile Mthetwa and Peter Cartwright)

4th Break - 6.45pm (for 45 minutes)

5th Act - 7.30pm (Herbie Tsoaeli Quintet)

Event Ends: 8.30pm. 


Jazz & Classical Encounters 2022 Vol 4 at Spier Wine Farm
Spier Wine Farm
r310 Baden Powell Dr, Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch, 7603, South Africa
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