Standard Bank National Schools' Big Band
Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival
The Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band consists of the top young school jazz musicians in the country. This year the band is under the musical direction of Justin Sasman, who is primarily a trombonist, but has been active as an educator, performer, and recording artist on all of the brass instruments, in various genres, and in many ensemble settings. He played in the Standard Bank National Youth Big Band in 1999 and 2000 and is currently a lecturer at the NWU School of Music in Potchefstroom.
A special addition to this year’s programme is the band playing music composed and arranged by this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist, Mandla Mlangeni.