South African Jazz

Andile Yenana Sextett

the bird’s eye jazz club, Kohlenberg 20, 4051 Basel
Wednesday 21 June and Thursday 22 June 2017 | 20:30

Jazzcampus, Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel
Friday 30 June 2017 | 20:30

In 2006, a brief encounter between South African pianist Andile Yenana and Swiss musicians Domenic Landolf and Patrice Moret lead to a lasting relationship. In 2016, together with the drummer Michi Stulz, they formed the Andile Yenana Quartet. With the addition of the young trombone player Siyasanga Charles and Yenana’s longtime collaborator Marcus Wyatt, the ensemble has now grown into a sextet. Yenana’s compositions are influenced as much by the musical traditions of the Eastern Cape and the townships as by the music of McCoy Tyner and Thelonious Monk.


Domenic Landolf: tenor saxophone, flute
Marcus Wyatt: trumpet, flugel horn
Siyasanga Charles: trombone
Andile Yenana: piano
Patrice Moret: bass
Michi Stulz: drums

Blue Notes Tribute

the bird’s eye jazz club, Kohlenberg 20, 4051 Basel
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017 | 20:30

Jazzcampus, Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel
Saturday 1 July 2017 | 21:30

In 1964, the South African pianist, composer and arranger Chris McGregor and his band, The Blue Notes took Switzerland by storm before continuing on to London, where they morphed into The Brotherhood of Breath. Trumpeter Marcus Wyatt, together with a distinguished South African-Swiss septet, honours the great music of Chris McGregor, Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana, Nikele Moyake, Johnny Dyani, und Louis Moholo with this tribute band.

Domenic Landolf: tenor sax
Donat Fisch: alto sax
Marcus Wyatt: trumpet and flugel
Siyasanga Charles: trombone
Andile Yenana: piano
Fabian Gisler: acoustic bass
Dominic Egli: drums

Concerts at Markthalle: Jazz from South Africa with Andile Yenana, Siya Charles and Marcus Wyatt

Markthalle Basel | Viaduktstrasse 10, 4051 Basel

Sunday 25 June 2017 | 11:00-13:00
Wednesday 28 June 2017 | 20:30-22:30
Thursday 29 June 2017 | 20:30-22:30
Sunday 2 July 2017 | 11:00-13:00

Andile Yenana (piano) and Marcus Wyatt (trumpet/flugelhorn) belong to the top guild of South Africa’s bustling jazz scene and have been working together for many years in legendary bands. Some of them are the Voice Quintet, the Andile Yenana Quintet or the Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra – in all of them these artists excel with tremendous energy, quality and wit. They are joined by shooting star Siya Charles (trombone) – as is the case with Yenana and Wyatt her music tells of her roots in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Free entry, donations