UP & Little Giants & AOJO
Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival
Our first youth performance kicks off with the University of Pretoria (UP) Jazz Ensemble from the recently initiated Jazz Studies programme at UP.
Following them are the Little Giants from Cape Town, who have become a jazz development icon since their founding 20 years ago by George Werner and Ezra Ngcukana, corralling and inspiring young Cape Flats jazz talent.
The gig concludes with the AOJO – Akershus and Oslo Youth Jazz Orchestra – conducted by Shannon Mowday. AOJO has performed at the prestigious Molde and Oslo Jazz Festivals, amongst many others.