Jazz SAfari in Santa Monica

15-year-old Ada-Ann Esplin, the winner of the coveted Overall Junior Vocal Grand Champion of the World title, will be making her eagerly awaited U.S debut on November 7th at Jazz SAfari an evening of South African Jazz to be held in Santa Monica.

A remarkable list of achievements and awards follow this young talent who, like Actress Charlize Theron, is from South Africa. Already a veteran of live performance, television and recording, Ada-Ann sparkles in any medium and her versatility will be on display at Jazz Safari - as she performs an eclectic mix of material from jazz to country to pop music.

Jazz SAfari is headlined by The Rashid Lanie Jazz Trio with International recording artist and award winning composer, producer Rashid Lanie (keyboards), Wendel Williams (Bass) and Anthony Davis (Drums) playing a selection of their original Jazz compositions as well as tracks from well known South African Jazz musicians including Dollar Brand, Hugh Masekela and more.

Superstar Percussionist Leon Mobley will be a guest performer. Mobley has just completed performances with The Dave Matthews Band and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals.

Event organizer and ex-Capetonian, Selwyn Schachat(DJ Sachay), will be the DJ for the evening playing a wonderful selection of music including The Soweto Jazz Pioneers, The Elite Swingsters, Jonathan Butler, Ernie Smith and more.

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