*** Curtain raiser***
The Pebble Shaker Jazz Band is a curtain raiser for The Lady Day Big Band performance on 3 Feb.
Oude Libertas would like to give them the opportunity and platform to share the music of the swing-era.
The Pebble Shaker Jazz Band is a Cape Town-based group of jazz musicians specialising in swing-era tunes that will have your feet tapping and your booty shaking like it’s 1937! To celebrate the history of swing in South Africa, the band plays a selection of swinging South African tunes that haven’t been played live in over 70 years. These early marabi and swing tunes were played in the dance halls and shebeens of Sophiatown, Alexandra, and District 6, and were sometimes accompanied by the shaking of tin cans filled with pebbles. The Pebble Shakers play regularly for the swing dance community in Cape Town.