SA-UK Season 2015: South African Jazz Concerts & Workshops Led by Adam Glasser and Gareth Lockrane feat. Bokani Dyer BREAKING NEWS!! 13 - 27 Nov


Adam Glasser

SA-UK Season 2015:

South African Jazz Concerts & Workshops

Led by Adam Glasser and Gareth Lockrane feat. Bokani Dyer


Bokani Dyer


13 - 27 November

"SA-UK Season 2015 , funded by the British Council and the SA Department of Arts & Culture and CEO Bongani Tembe have commissioned Adam to organise a series of gigs, workshopping educational events and a seminar at the Royal Academy of Music entitled "Towards A South African Jazz Curriculum". Visiting London specially to participate in this series is the cutting edge contemporary South African Jazz pianist Bokani Dyer- a burning talent, with international touring experience and past winner of the Standard Bank Musician of the Year Award in South Africa. "

Gareth Lockrane

Gareth Lockrane

Adam Glasser and celebrated UK jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane along with Bokani Dyer are offering a series of free workshops to secondary schools and specialist music education establishments entitled Great South African Jazz Standards Old and New - using charts and recordings with background information giving a historical overview of a particular SA artists from a musician's point of view. They will also perform with students &/or staff during workshops lasting up to two hours.Two high profile gigs have been organised in particular - 20th Nov at The Ivy House, Nunhead, 'South African Jazz Vocal Night' will feature legendary vocalist Pinise Saul with Luyanda and Prudence Jezile backed by an cracking 8 piece band including Jason Yarde and Chris Batchelor and Rob Luft.
A few days later at The 606 see The Gareth Lockrane/Adam Glasser Project featuring Bokani Dyer and a host of great UK jazz musicians with experience of playing South African jazz including Tony Kofi and Jason Yarde.
Bokani Dyer has already made a considerable impact touring Europe in 2014 with his international ensemble. Along with Bheki Mseleku's last great collaborator & arranger Gareth Lockrane, Adam Glasser (curator of SA-UK 2015 Jazz Series) presents material from a range South African jazz composers: legends Jonas Gwangwa, Chris McGregor, Victor Ndlazilwana to more contemporary compositions including Bokani's acclaimed albums 'Emancipate the Story' and the newly released 'World Music'. The line up features outstanding players with an affinity for South African jazz!



Workshops: (for students/staff only at Kingsdale Foundation School ongoing, The Royal Academy of Music & Tomorrows Warriors 21st November, Guildhall School of Music 27th November)

Public Performances

Friday 13th Nov -Vortex Jazz Bar: South African Jazz Late Night Jam Session from 11.00pm Adam Glasser - harmonica/piano, Rob Luft - guitar, Flo Moore - bass, Tim Giles - drums £6 entry £4 (concessions and musicians) .Lead sheets, Bb & Eb parts available in advance email:

Fri 20th Nov - South African Jazz Vocal Night featuring Pinise Saul, Luyanda Jezile, Prudence Jezile & band including Rob Luft, Chris Batchelor, Jason Yarde, Richard Henry, Steve Watts, Gareth Lockrane, Adam Glasser, Tim Giles
9.00pm Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, London SE 15 3BE

Sat 21st Nov EFG London Jazz Festival Concert Sibongile Khumalo/Gloria Bosman/Thandiswa Mazwai 7.30pm Cadogan Hall

Sun 22nd Nov: SA-UK Jazz Education Seminar/Discussion: Towards a South African Jazz Curriculum - Panelists include Dr Jonathan Eato University of York, Darius Brubeck, Nick Smart, Head of Jazz (RAM), Njabulo Madlala & others

3.00pm - 5.00pm - Royal Academy of Music. Entry free but limited tickets only available by email in advance:

Wed 25th Nov Gareth Lockrane/Adam Glasser SA-UK Season 2015 Project feat. Bokani Dyer: Exploring South African Jazz Composers w/ Jason Yarde, Gareth Lockrane Harry Brown, Chris Batchelor, Tony Kofi, Nick Smart, Steve Watts, Tim Giles
8.30pm £12 606 Club, 90 Lots Road London SW 10 0QD Bookings Advised - 0207 352 5953 or


Award-winning Jazz harmonica and keyboard player Adam Glasser grew up in South Africa and is currently London-based. Adam has performed with artists such as Martha Reeves, Hugh Masekela and Dominic Miller. Adam won the 2010 SAMA Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. His subsequent album Mzansi was nominated Best Jazz Album at the 2012 SAMA Awards.


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Events organised as part of the South African Season in the UK. The SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council

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