Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen: JOBURG: Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos

Fri Jun 9, 20:00 - Fri Jun 9, 21:30
Simply Pianos


A unique concert in a piano technician's workshop! Come sit amongst the pianos and revel in unique piano music in a very up-close-and-personal setting!

The Kathleen Tagg /Andre Petersen Piano Duo brings together two of South Africa’s most celebrated pianists, one eclectic classical and one jazz artist, in a unique collaboration. These concerts are Kathleen's only South Africa shows in 2017 and will celebrate the upcoming USA release of "Where Worlds Collide" on Table Pounding Records in the USA, plus a 2-week tour of the USA by Andre and Kathy in September and October.

Drawing from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, nuances of South African jazz and traditional musics from the subcontinent, this duo exlodes the concept of what 2 pianos can sound like, making them sound like a bass guitar, goema drum, marimba and uhadi- plus mixing fully composed scores with improvisation in a bold, vital and highly entertaining mix. 

About the artists: 
Kathleen’s fifteen years spent living and performing in New York City involved in the contemporary music scene have inspired her to think of the piano in a totally different way, using the inside of the piano to create a unique sound world and creating music and shows that cross boundaries and genres effortlessly. A 2014 SAMA-nominee for best classical/instrumental album, she has performed on four continents with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Grammy-nominated duo partner David Krakauer. Venues include many appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, where she gave her acclaimed solo debut. Her recorded work can be heard on NAXOS, Universal, Gallo Africa and Table Pounding Records labels. www.kathleentagg.com

Andre’s years working with the finest South African and international jazz musicians are combined with his experience on the European and international jazz scene. In addition to performing with his own groups and iconic South African musicians such as Winston Mankunku, Feya Faku, Robbie Jansen and many others, being based in Belgium for a few years, Andre has also worked with a musically diverse group of artists such as Grammy award winning World music group Zap Mama, Jazz musicians Reggie Washington (Roy Hargrove/Branford Marsalis), Dre Pallemaerts (Joe Lovano/Toots Thielemans), Stefon Harris (Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron) and many others.

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Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen: JOBURG: Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos
Simply Pianos
4E Appel Rd, Kramerville, Sandton, 2090, South Africa
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