Think Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, … The first word that comes to mind is Swing. Legendary artists who raised their voices into instruments, did not merely let themselves be accompanied by their band, but entered into full-fledged dialogue, and who sang the Great American Songbook into history.
Tutu Puoane will be working with the repertoire of the great ‘crooners’, in collaboration with Rebirth :: Collective, an eight-piece orchestra (five wind instruments, piano, double bass and drums) that combines the sound of a real full big band with the agility of a smaller ensemble, whose members are all top musicians who work with a.o. Clouseau, Daan, Liefde Voor Muziek, Bart Peeters, Flat Earth Society, André Brasseur, Jef Neve, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, …
Own arrangements of well-known crooner hits and Tutu’s fantastic voice and African musical background provide a unique and contemporary take on the vocal and big band tradition and fireworks on stage.
ON TOUR IN SPRING 2021 – check the GIGS-page of this website for exact dates.