The Bruckner University Big Band comes to UJ

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Bruckner University Big Band

The Bruckner University Big Band and Anna Davel kick off UJ Arts & Culture’s 2019 #ListenToYourHeART Music Concert Series. UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), Bruckner University and Anna Davel are proud to present the popular South African songstress in concert with The Bruckner University Big Band on 18 February at the Art Centre (Kingsway Campus) at 13:00.

The Bruckner University Big Band and Anna Davel is the first performance of the UJ Arts & Culture’s #ListenToYourHeART Music Concert Series. The lunchtime concert is offered free to all staff and students of the University of Johannesburg as well as the broader community.

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The concert will be followed by a music workshop geared towards music students and will commence after the concert at 13:45. The workshop will allow each participating student a one-on-one learning opportunity with a member of the Bruckner University Big Band collaborating on a component of a song which they will then perform together. We encourage music schools around Johannesburg to book their spot for this workshop as soon as possible.

The Bruckner University Big Band was founded in 2016 as part of the music programme of the Jazz Department at the Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. This international collaboration between the University of Johannesburg and the Bruckner University Big Band is part of the Bruckner University Big Band’s 2019 South African Good Vibes tour.

“Now more than ever, we all need to understand and respect one another’s cultures in order to promote peace and harmony on our planet,” says Bruckner University Big Band director Christian Radovan.

“I believe the inspiring and uplifting melodies played by these wonderful young musicians engender feelings of unity, goodwill and joy,” he adds.

The concert is free to all staff and students of the University of Johannesburg as well as the broader community. Music schools and students should contact Lakin Morgan-Baatjies at lakinmb@uj.ac.za to book a space for the workshop.

For more information on the Bruckner University Big Band visit and for highlights from their 2018 South African tour visit https://www.bruckneruni.at/de/bigband/ and the B.U.B.B. YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcZ8ki1ia38.

About UJ Arts & Culture

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.

In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA (www.uj.ac.za/fada) offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SARChI Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education.

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