2014 IASJ Jazz Meeting Pictures
The IASJ Jazz Meeting 2014 takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 20-25 June.
The Host School is the South Africa College of Music. Host School Coordinator is Mike Rossi who is full time professor teaching saxophone, ensemble classes, jazz history and pedagogy.
The concert of the teachers and the jam sessions will take place in The Crypt, a jazz club in Cape Town with a lot of atmosphere, renewed in April 2013. The cellar shaped, low ceiling club is in the basement of a Cathedral in the center, at the end of the main shopping mall.
The Final Concerts take place in The Little Theater, about one hundred years old, with excellent acoustic and a little over two hundred seats. During free time participants can go by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, one of the seven world wonders of nature, visit a winery to do some wine tasting, go see Cape of Good Hope where the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean come together or go down town Cape Town to see the African Market.
Flying to South Africa takes long and is expensive. Because housing, transport and food is very inexpensive in South Africa, the total costs for the participants will not be higher than in other years.
The South Africa College of Music is placed on the beautiful hilly campus of the Cape Town University in Rondebosch, a suburb of Cape Town. It takes about half an hour to go by bus of by train to the center of Cape Town. On campus, at about five minutes walking distance from the college, is the splendid new student's dormitory called Graca Machel.
Next to the dormitory are the sports fields, the gym, the squash courts and a swimming pool. The All Africa House is a calm and beautiful dorm for the teachers and the representatives, also at five minutes walking distance from the college. At ten minutes walking distance is Little Scotia, a lodge for teachers. The cantinas in both the college and the dorm are excellent and offer very reasonable priced good meals. On cozy Main Road in Rondebosch, at ten minutes walking distance from the college, are shops, supermarkets, restaurants, coffee houses, cafes and bars.
The South Africa College of Music has six combo rooms, lecture and meeting rooms, and practice rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available around the entire building and there are computer rooms. The college consists of an old part and a new part. In the old part there is a very interesting museum of African instruments.
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