Take the Stage Series provide a platform for emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talent, emerging artist for a series of free-to-attend performances at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre.
The Pebble Shakers is a group of talented jazz musicians specialising in swing era tunes that will have your feet tapping and your booty shaking in no time. Partnering with the local Lindy Hoppers, they play regularly for the growing swing dance community as they bring back the vibrant sounds of the dance halls of Harlem. Drawing on the giants of swing: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington,Count Basie, Benny Goodman as well as inspiration from the South African swing bands of the time like the Manhattan Brothers, the energy is undeniable, matched only by the dancing it inspires.
Group members have between them performed at the highest levels of the South African music industry (National Arts Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival), participated in popular bands (Grassy Spark, The Rudimentals, Nomadic Orchestra) and classical ensembles (Cape Town Philharmonic)