Top 10 Pubs in Cape Town (According to Sax Players!)

A crucial element for the survival and mental well-being of the modern, Southern African saxophonist - is a decent British-style pub. I got together with some saxophone-playing friends, who are known to be men of the world and experts on lager, to bring you the top 10 British-style pubs in Cape Town. To us, rugby on the telly, draught beer & live jazz are the most important criteria, however we also rate good service, a descent pub menu and a nice view/location. I was joined on this quest by Marc de Kock (In With a Shout), Justin Bellairs (Kesivan & The Lights), Evan Froud (The Load Shedders), Martin Fennell (The…
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12 Reasons Why Cape Town is a Great City in which to be a Jazz Musician

I really enjoy making my living as a jazz musician in Cape Town. Here are a few reasons why. 1. Cape Town is a small city, so if you have a car or a motorbike, getting around is very quick and easy. Sometimes musicians have between two to four gigs a day in the height of season. My personal record is seven gigs in a waking day, although not all of them were jazz gigs. 2. The market is not saturated with musicians, so I believe that finding or creating work is easier than in places like Europe, Australasia or North America. If you can play at a reasonably good…
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Top 10 Pubs in Cape Town (According to Sax Players!)

A crucial element for the survival and mental well-being of the modern, Southern African saxophonist - is a decent British-style pub. I got together with some saxophone-playing friends, who are known to be men of the world and experts on lager, to bring you the top 10 British-style pubs in Cape Town. To us, rugby on the telly, draught beer & live jazz are the most important criteria, however we also rate good service, a descent pub menu and a nice view/location. I was joined on this quest by Marc de Kock (In With a Shout), Justin Bellairs (Kesivan & The Lights), Evan Froud (The Load Shedders), Martin Fennell (The…
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12 Reasons Why Cape Town is a Great City in which to be a Jazz Musician

I really enjoy making my living as a jazz musician in Cape Town. Here are a few reasons why. 1. Cape Town is a small city, so if you have a car or a motorbike, getting around is very quick and easy. Sometimes musicians have between two to four gigs a day in the height of season. My personal record is seven gigs in a waking day, although not all of them were jazz gigs. 2. The market is not saturated with musicians, so I believe that finding or creating work is easier than in places like Europe, Australasia or North America. If you can play at a reasonably good…
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