The South African music scene is an ever evolving and eclectic mix of styles; So dynamic that it caters for a large pull of music fanatics. From soul and pop to cross genre, and even the recent wave of genreless music. Social music events like the Feel Good Series remind us of the delightful feeling of live instrumental sounds. For that thrilling feeling of seeing your fave artist on stage, where does one go, in the city?
We have compiled a list of restaurants and clubs where you can enjoy your favourite music on a live stage.
The Marabi club
Situated in Doornfontein, this classy jazz music restaurant boasts a luxurious hotel interior. Marvellous visual art pieces adorn their styled walls. Jazz music lovers are in for a soulful treat as artists perform in a month-long residency. “What a hidden gem tucked away in the last place you would expect to find such a refined establishment.”, exclaims a reviewer on the club’s page. For that Harlem Renaissance, Jazz lovers are in for an amazing treat.
For online reservations, access www.themarabiclub.com
Imagine a combination of an impeccable menu, a great outdoor area and the latest live stage technology. That is Katzy’s; A classy live music venue located in the cosmopolitan suburb of Rosebank. Popular for its refined wine list, this music lounge has swiftly established itself as the go-to joint in Johannesburg North. It’s quirky social media pages paint a lively image. The differently themed nights promise to appeal to a wider range of people.
Head to www.katzys.co.za to make your booking.
Located in the creative arts hub of Maboneng, Afro Bru is home to a number of live performances across the genres. Award-winning Jazz musician Zoë Modiga has performed in the venue. Although the lounge has minimum online presence, its location draws a young urban crowd from the city. With a host of bands each Sunday, this newly established lounge is the perfect vibe for a jazz Sunday. It plays host to a variety of music genres that sees performances from artists such Langa Mavuso, MXO and The Muffinz. Audiences can devour in the live sounds and open mic sessions.
Head on over to www.afrobru.co.za for bookings.
Kitchener’s Carvey Bar
If you find yourself in Braamfontein, Kitchener’s has you covered with casual bar drinking that transforms into night time venue with host of cross genre artist performances and DJ sets. Popular with the young student crowd, the club’s dance floor is one of the popular elements to it.
Check out their website for the weekly performance events and
The next time you’re in the city, you are guaranteed a healthy dose of live stage sounds in one of these places.