You could win two tickets to Jazz Chronicles of a German in Cape Town, a part of the Endler Concert Series

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The Endler Concert Series Presents:

Jazz Chronicles of a German in Cape Town

With Martin Zenker (double bass), Ramon Alexander (piano), Sima Mashazi (vocals), Nathaniel Gates (trombone), Annemie Nel (drums), Andreas Kissenbeck (piano), Pascal Haas (drums)

Friday 1 March 19:00

Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

The vibrant fusion of German and South African jazz takes centre stage at the Endler Concert Series on Friday, March 1st, 19:00, at the Endler Hall.

Renowned German bassist Martin Zenker spearheads this extraordinary concert, showcasing a talented ensemble of musicians from both Germany and South Africa.

  • Tell us who plays the double bass and stand a chance to win two tickets to this show!
  • Three couples will each win two tickets to this exciting concert.
  • The winners will need to collect the tickets at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch just before the start of the concert.
How to enter:
  • Send an email to In the subject line write “Jazz”. Tell us who plays the double bass in Jazz Chronicles of a German in Cape Town.
  • You also have to provide your email address and a contact number. We will not publish these or make them public.
  • Entries close on Thursday 29 February 2024 at 17:00.
  • For the small print, see below.
Musical Alchemy: A Cross-Cultural Exchange

German bassist Martin Zenker frequently travels between Mongolia, Munich, Rio de Janeiro, and Stellenbosch. In this concert, he features musicians from Germany and South Africa who are part of an exciting new exchange program between the Stellenbosch University Department of Music and the University of Music and Theatre, Munich (HMT). 

Expressing his excitement, Zenker shares, "I have been visiting the Stellenbosch Konservatorium for many years and I am now particularly honored and thrilled for the opportunity to present some of my favorite music and a selection of my own tunes with some of my favorite musicians in definitely one of my favorite venues."

Joining Zenker on stage are an eclectic group of musicians: Ramon Alexander (piano), Sima Mashazi (vocals), Nathaniel Gates (trombone), Annemie Nel (drums), Andreas Kissenbeck (piano), and Pascal Haas (drums). This dynamic ensemble promises an evening of high-octane jazz, bridging two diverse cultures through a very personal lens.

Pivotal in establishing the new ERASMUS exchange program between the Stellenbosch University Department of Music and Munich University, Martin Zenker brings a wealth of international experience. Nathaniel Gates, the first student selected for the exchange program, recently returned from a guest semester at the University of Music and Theatre (HMT), Munich.

Andreas Kissenbeck, Professor for piano and head of the Masters Program for Jazz Education in Munich, brings his expertise to Stellenbosch as part of the German Academic Exchange Service. Pascal Haas, a Munich University for Music graduate, recently moved to Stellenbosch to pursue a Ph.D. in music.

Ramon Alexander, SU Jazz lecturer from the SU Jazz Division and prolific Cape Jazz composer and pianist, forms part of the ensemble, and together with popular South African songstress, Sima Mashazi and Annemie Nel, acclaimed singer and drummer, respectively, have recently completed a successful tour of Germany and Belgium alongside Martin Zenker.

Sima Mashazi expresses her excitement, stating, "I'm truly looking forward to this performance as I will be sharing the stage with people who are not only dear to me but who are also musicians that I have a great deal of respect for. It's also wonderful to see this collaboration between SU and Munich University grow so beautifully and organically."

Nathanial Gates, a participant in the jazz exchange program, shares his journey, saying, "I have been part of the jazz department for approximately three years now. I have been playing in some of Martin Zenker's combos for the past three years, which also got me an opportunity to go to Germany recently for an exchange program for jazz trombone under the direction of Alistair Duncan. I am so excited to share the stage with my mentors and teachers and share what I have learned thus far from them."

As these words of anticipation and gratitude echo, the "Jazz Chronicles of a German in Cape Town" promises to be a night of boundless musical exploration. Join us at ENDLER HALL on March 1st at 19:00 for an unforgettable cross-cultural jazz experience. Book at Webtickets.

Additional information about the Artists:

Martin Zenker juggles his life between Munich, Germany and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a lecturer and performing artist, frequently travelling other parts of the world as well. He is currently working for the Mongolian State Conservatory in Ulaanbaatar and the Munich Academy for Music and Theater in Germany. He has been a vital part in establishing the new ERASMUS exchange program between the Conservatory and the Munich Academy.

Nathaniel Gates from SU  was the first student selected to participate Martin Zenker has established a connection with the Stellenbosch Conservatory and South African musicians since his first visit in 2002. 

in the exchange program and has just returned from a guest semsmetr from the Munich University for Music

Andreas Kissenbeck is a Professor for piano and head of the Masters Program for Jazz Education in Munich, currently visiting Stellenbosch on behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service

Pascal Haas graduated from Munich University fro Music as a drummer and jazz educator and just moved to Stellenbosch to do PhD.

Ramon Alexander, well-known Cape Jazz composer an pianist is lecturer in Jazz Education at the Stellenbosch Conservatory. Popular singer Simangele Mashazi and drummer Annemie Nel are all well known members of the South African music industry and have recently done a tour throughout Germany and Belgium together with Martin Zenker.

Small print:
  • The answers will be entered into a lucky draw.
  • Three winners will be randomly selected.
  • The winners will need to collect the tickets at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch just before the start of the concert.
  • No transport to or from the venue will be provided. LitNet does not take responsibility for any form of injury or loss before, during or after the event.
  • The names and contact details of the winners will be disclosed to the Endler Hall and its marketers, but the contact details will not be made public.
  • LitNet may announce the names of the winners, but no contact details will be made public.
  • No correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcomes of the competition.
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