The publications available on this site are all tried & tested and the Big Band arrangements have all been performed by various big bands in South Africa and abroad. They have all at some point been played by the Hanepoot Big Band, an 18-piece band in Cape Town specialising in South African jazz repertoire. Some have been performed by the Miagi National Youth Big Bands of 2007 & 2008, some by the Youth Big Bands at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival, some by the University of Cape Town Big Band, etc.
We've had various reports of performances by university and school bands in Australia, UK and USA, including
Here are some comments by people who used our publications:
- "I am enjoying the Cape Jazz Collection book I purchased from you. There are some great tunes and the transcriptions are accurate and easy to read. Thanks for the great work."
- "Thanks for the Cape Jazz Collection. Including the drum patterns was a great move!"
-- Roy Gonsenhauser, Cleveland, Ohio
- "I was very fortunate to witness a number of the sheetmusic.com BigBand arrangement being put to the test during my work as coordinator of the MIAGI Youth Orchestra & BigBand. These high quality arrangements are a long overdue addition to our ever expanding heritage of South African music, embracing a vibrant range of authentic styles. They are fresh and exiting and prooved to be extremely popular with both players and audiences alike."
-- Frank Sturgess, Music Programme Coordinator - Miagi Youth Big Band and Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
The Cape Jazz Collection was launched at events in Johannesburg and Cape Town during October 2008.
Cape Town Launch at College of Music UCT
Charles Louw, Jannie van Tonder, Colin Miller and Buddy Wells at the launch.