Rubain takes centre stage at the Baxter

Virtuoso guitarist, producer and director Jonathan Rubain is back for the third time with his sold-out hit show, I’m in love with a Guitarist, at the Baxter Concert Hall for three performances only from Thursday August 3 to Saturday August 5, at 8.15pm nightly.

Rubain, who is a gospel artist with a rich history in jazz, will perform some of his latest compositions.

As a young musician, he grew up in Hanover Park, training with and learning from well-known greats such as Mac Mckenzie and Hilton Schilder. He was also the bass player for artists such as Errol Dyers, who passed awat on Friday, and Robbie Jansen.

Jonathan’s love for music is firmly rooted in childhood memories of his father playing guitar as a music lover himself. He started playing the drums at the age of six, the guitar at the age of 10 and the bass guitar at the age of 14, all in the nurturing environment of his local church. With this production, he will share the stage with young talent between the ages of 12 and 16 from the Bonteheuwel based, The Jazz Yard Academy, an NGO that offers free lessons to children from the area.

Rubain says, “I have often been asked by audience members who have previous performances to play some more of my original compositions and this is what I am looking forward to do onstage this time around. There will be several songs dedicated to musical influencers in my life and, of course, being back to perform at the Baxter Theatre Centre, an iconic venue is always quite special to me.”

Tickets cost R140. Book through Computicket or for corporate, block or school bookings, charities and fundraisers, contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or Sharon.ward@uct.ac.za