On the 18th of July each year, South Africa & the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day. Mr Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa on 10 May 1994 by Rondebosch Old Boy, Chief Justice Mr Michael Corbett (E1939).

14 Old Boys gathered virtually during last year’s lockdown to perform a composition by Professor Mike Campbell (former Head of Jazz at UCT). “Sermon” merges traditional big band sounds with local flair and indigenous jazz innovations was written shortly after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison which inspired Prof Campbell to reflect on “past pain” and the “prevailing feeling of cautious optimism in the country”.

https://youtu.be/wMqDlnSh14s

Trumpets:

Jono Prest (E2013)

Callum Blows (E2014)

Daniel van der Walt (E2014)

Matthew ‘Mosh’ Hurworth (E2011)

Trombones:

Matthew Poulter (E2014)

Andrew Ford (E1989)

Jono Prest (E2013)

Saxophones:

Chris Engel (E2004)

Simeon Nathanael Davis (E2015)

Marc De Kock (E1996)

Jonathan Chuter (E2014)

Tim Klein (E2016)

Rhythm Section:

Piano: Andrew Ford (E1989)

Guitar: Matthew Lee Belyeu (E2008)

Bass: Sean Sanby (E2014)

Drums & Congas: Lilavan Gangen (E2014)

Mixed by Andrew Ford at The Nut House Recording Studios

Visuals by Matthew Poulter

Coordinated by Lilavan Gangen

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