“Jazz in the theatre” featuring: Chadleigh Gowar

44 on Long (Pty) Ltd

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Duration: 30mins
  • Age Recommendation: All Ages
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Language: English

Locally composed Cape jazz produced at the foot of Table Mountain. This rich jazz compilation has been captured with care inside the iconic Cape Town 44 on Long theatre nestled in the artsy streets of Cape Town. 44 on Long: keeping local jazz documented and alive.

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Created By 44 on Long (Pty) Ltd
Produced & Directed Esra Overberg
Executive Producer Allan Hamman

Gradwell Lindhorst – Live Sound & Video Edit
Zaheer Bagus – Studio Engineer
Randall Lakay – Vision Mixing & Cameras
Sydney Sass – Catering
Hilary Blows – Admin
St. Clair Photography – Photography

Bass – Chadleigh Gowar
Keys/Synth – Brynne Bailey
Keys/Organ/Tracks – Brandon George
Drums – Damian Kamineth
Guitar – Lee Ludolf


Chadleigh’s Bass Lines Reminds One Of Mac Mckenzie When He Played With The Genuines. Ctijf 2016 (Cape Town International Jazz Festival) Chadleigh Gowar’s Bass Interlude Was Sublime As He Deftly Led Us On “A Little Walk Along The Beach With A Sea Lion”. Our Songbook – 2017 (Live Show/Concert) Chadleigh Gowar Is Probably The Most Underrated Bass Player In South Africa. A Few Years Ago He Released “Mr Africa”, The Title Track Of A Three Song Ep . Chadleigh Proceeded Straight Into His Unique Style Of Bass Playing With The Afro Rhythms Of “Bobby”, A Song Dedicated To Long Time Friend Brandon “Bobby” George A Synth Player Who, Along With Christan, Dustin Julius, Jason Sampson, Jason Ward And Chadleigh Were The Original Line-Up Of “The Comrades”. The Audience Shrieked With Delight At The Opening Lines Of “Mr Africa”, The Title Track Of A Three Song Ep Released A Few Years Ago By Chadleigh. I Have Also Never Heard Chadleigh Play His Bass Like He Did Tonight Because This Time He Could Shine As A Soloist. Arpeggios, Octaves, Slaps And Pops, Riffs – All Played Flawlesslessly. Bass Heaven! Chadleigh Gowar Is Born And Bred In Hanover Park, Cape Town, South Africa. Chadleigh Started Playing The Bass Guitar At The Age Of 11, He Started Out Just Playing In Church And Thereafter He Played For Groups/Bands In And Around The Western Cape. Chadleigh Has Played With Likes Of Ernie Smith, Alvin Dyers, Richard Ceasar, Derrick Skippers, Kani Naidoo, Les Javan, Camillo Lombaard, Ramon Alexander, Celeste Williams, Janine Neethling, Jannie Moolman, Simangele Mashazi, Auriol Hays, Candice Thornton, Ivan Siegelaar, Melanie Scholtz, Gift Gwe, Tebogo Louw, Heinrich Frans, Brandon October, Bianca Le Grange, Rouchelle Liedeman, To Mention A Few.

Festivals 2010 Soccer World Cup (Cape Town) Vryfees (Bloemfontein) Jazzathon (Cape Town) Cape Town International Jazz Festival (Cape Town) Jazz On The Rocks (Tietiesbaai) Jazz On The Rocks (Plettenbergbaai) Woordfees (Stellenbosch) Darling Music Experience (West Coast) Mega Fest (Mitchells Plain)

Venues Joseph Stone Theatre Belville Civic Theatre Veledrome The Lyric Theatre Joburg Pro Music Theatre The Crypt Jazz Restaurant Mahogany Room/ Straight No Chaser Alliance Francaise Kaleidoscope Drostdy Teater Oude Libertas Amphitheatre V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre

Recordings Stop Killing Each Other – Wom Home Sweet Home – Jason Ward It Is Well – Luwellyn Simons Dumisani – Volume 9 Dumisani – We Adore You Evolve – Richard Ceasar Cherise Van Wyk – You’re Beautiful Echoes From Louwskloof- Ramon Alexander Free Spirit – Kani Naidoo Christmas Time Is Here – A5 Bashadile – Sima Angel Of Love -Jason Ward Songs To Withstand The Storm Vol 2 – The Sampson Brothers.

Chadleigh Gowar is currently the lead bass player on the famous KYKNET TV show – “Koortjies” by Jonathan Rubain