Jazzing things up at The Crypt

Jazzing things up at The Crypt Gregory Franz

This live-music joint is one of the city's hottest jazz spots.

In 2013, members of the Cape Dutch Connection – Wesley Rustin, Spencer Mbadu, Mike Rossi, Derk Blaisse and Diane Rossi – decided to open what has become one of Cape Town’s hottest jazz spots, The Crypt Jazz Restaurant. The cool venue heats up when live jazz bands play every Tuesday to Saturday evening. Students and office workers make their way to the Wale Street restaurant for a relaxing evening of good food, drinks and fantastic music.

Cape Dutch Connection specialises in 1920s and 1930s swing jazz sounds inspired by music legends such as “The King of Swing” Benny Goodman and “Pops” Louis Armstrong, as well as Brazilian bossa nova music. Every week guest performances by local and international musicians take  the stage. Previous acts include Bev Scott-Brown, Kesivan Naidoo, Micu Narunsky and Lana Crowster have performed at The Crypt.

Planning to grab a bite before the music starts? The restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes that range from soups and salads, to grilled steaks, pasta and even chocolate tart and vanilla ice cream. If you just feel like a snack,  go for the cheese platter. So, put on your dancing shoes and swing this way…



St George's Cathedral, 1 Wale Street and Adderley Street Cape Town City Centre Cape Town


079 683 4658



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Time of publication: 27 October 2016