Every second Friday I contribute to a music Tumblr called Noonday Tune which, as the name suggests, posts a song every day at noon. Once in a while Noonday puts out a call for submissions, both to showcase new acts and to give the regular contributors a break, like over the December holidays. One such submission almost tripped me up.
The Orbit jazz club and bistro officially opens its doors this Friday (14 March) in Braamfontein’s De Korte Street, in the space that formerly housed European fusion restaurant, Narina Trogon.
Envisioned as a home for Johannesburg’s own jazz community and a venue that can attract and accommodate international performers, the fact that The Orbit has managed to book artists for every available slot for its first three months is testament to the dearth of live music (and particularly jazz) venues in Johannesburg.
Entitled Slices of Life, Rosenthal’s new show brings together a broad selection of his photographic work from the last two years. Architecture and interiors dominate, sharing space with occasional landscapes and, in one instance, a Douglas DC-3.