Cosy and warm

 

What goes really well together? Jazz and fondue on a Cape winter day. And where better to get them at their finest but at the famous Stellenbosch wine estate, Delheim.

Every Sunday, from 3 July to 28 August 2022 Delheim will present its top-notch mini-Jazz Festival and a line-up of some of the best South African talent hosted in partnership with the renowned Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA).

The hearty cheese fondues are served with relevant accoutrements and are popular not only for their flavours, but also as a way to beat the chills of cold Cape winter Sundays.

Delicious

 

Inevitably, it’s the first act that sets the tone and there are few better to herald the season at Delheim than Hassan’adas. Under leader multi-instrumentalist John Hassan, this ensemble to perform on July 3 blends original African rhythms and sounds with influences from musicians all over the globe to create a unique jazz sound.

John Hassan

 

 

On July 10, it’s the turn of pianist and composer Ramon Alexander. This ensemble has performed at numerous local and international music festivals, notably the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Borneo International Jazz Festival, The Darling Music Experience as well as a residency at No Black-Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019. Alexander has two albums to his credit and in addition to his performances, is a jazz lecturer at Stellenbosch University

Thandeka Dadla

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And that’s just the start. The complete line-up comprises:

·         3 July: Hassan Adas Quartet;

·         10 July: Ramon Alexander Quartet;

·         17 July: Babalwa Meintjies and quartet;

·         24 July: Mark Fransman Homage Quartet;

·         31 July: Bongani Sotshononda Quartet;

 

·         7 Aug: Sean Sanby Quartet;

·         14 Aug: Thandeka Dladla and trio;

·         21 Aug: Keegan Steenkamp; and,

·         28 Aug: Nobuhle Ashanti.

 

 

Details about tickets:

Tickets to the Delheim Jazz & Fondue events are R450 per person with the cost covering the live entertainment, complimentary Glühwein on arrival, the cheese fondue-for-two including bread and vegetables, as well as a decadent treat to end off on a high note. Tickets exclude all beverages and meal add-ons. Bookings will be per pot – serving parties of two of four.

Estate wines will be on sale and each lunchtime show runs from noon to 15:00.

Reservations should be made via Quicket.

Delheim Estate is in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, on the Knorhoek Road, off the R44.