Since quiet some years there has been a vibrant exchange between South African and Swiss musicians. And this year at Jazzwerkstatt Bern, one of the hippest festivals in Switzerland and self-proclaimed little sister of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, was a brandnew collective welcomed to this world. The Mill is a loose but tight amalgamation of different musicians, bringing their original music to this bouncy gathering. The Mill has nothing to do with manufacturing but with creating. A strong sound which tries to out-honk the seagulls and car horns. The Mill breath. The Mill plays as if they were searching for the hidden life of jazz, its joyful core, the allure that makes you drop out of school and sit on a red wagon like Monk. Sly as a fox, playful as a young calf, their up-to-date and urban jazz gets to the point. Fab horn arrangements, playful tinkling on piano and guitar, and razor-sharp grooves all blend into a Joburg-Berne-style band sound.
Benedikt Reising - saxophones
Mandla Mlangeni - trumpet
Sisonke Xonti – tenor sax
Vuma Levin Artist Page - guitar
Bokani Dyer - piano
Shane Cooper - bass
Marlon Clive Witbooi – drums
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Bookings can be made in advance on email@example.com or by phone +27(0)11 339 6645 or +27 (0) 81 53 42 867 or at the door on the day of the event.
Please note: Regarding the prepayment of tickets, monies paid will only be refunded if a cancellation is received by 4pm on the day of the concert. Should the cancellation happen after 4pm, tickets will be considered as sold and no refund will be possible. It is preferable to book in advance, especially for weekend gigs. Thank you for your support and understanding. More
From 20:30 - 02:00