Friday, January 10, 2014

Jazzin' in January with Andrew Young at uShaka

Jazzin' in January with Andrew Young at uShaka

Lauren Immelman

Cocktails, music and good company, the one main reason why you would want to go to Ushaka Marine World in the grand new year of 2014.

 On Saturday, 25 January from 1 pm to 4pm, Andrew Young, a talented international saxophonist and his band will be hitting the stage for a free, one day only, performance at uShaka Marine World.   

This year marks Young’s 2014 Coast to Coast South African Tour all the way from sunny Durban to Windy Cape Town as well as the Jazz on the Rocks at Tietiesbaai, performing his show ‘Jazzin’ Around with Andrew Young and the band’. This will allow the audience to see him perform his unique mixed style of rock and pop which will include much loved songs such as “Georgia”, “Baker Street”, “Still Got the Blues” and more: A definite treat for all jazz loving fans. Backing for Andrew Young will be a 5 piece South African band.

Coming all the way from England, Young was classically trained in both the Clarinet and Saxophone from the tender age of 8. After completing his Saxophone and Clarinet studies in London, Young decided to move to Germany, where he chose to chase his desire for a much broader and more eclectic involvement in all genres of music. Andrew has performed at quite a few concerts, functions and events, which included performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles at the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1985.

Stemming back to our African continent, Young also made his name when he was invited to participate in Durban with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. During that time, he also formed his five piece Jazz/Funk/Fusion band “Let it flow.” Young has also performed at various music festivals in South Africa that include, The International Jazz Festival and Jazzathon in Cape Town, the JPL Jazz Festival in Durban, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and the Rand Easter Show in Johannesburg.

Popular artists Andrew Young has performed with include; Joseph Shabalala from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as well as James Galway, Shirley Bassey and American R&B artist Keith Washington.
To this day, Young has managed to release nine albums and continues to mesmerize audiences from all over the world with his astounding gifted instrumental creations.

So come and be entertained by some smooth saxophonic sounds with family and friends to catch Young for this unforgettable occasion at Wahooz and be dazzled while soaking up some rays on Durban’s sunny shores.
For more information, you can contact uShaka Marine World on 031 328 8000.

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