Rus Nerwich's Upcoming Gigs
Friday 27 July, 2012
Rus Nerwich Quartet Live, The Mahogany Room, Cape Town, South Africa
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South African Rus Nerwich pursues his passion and life’s work with a deep sincerity and single minded
focus. Drawing from a wide range of inﬂuences, both musical and theatrical Nerwich takes listeners to
place deep inside his imagination. His new band is therefore aptly titled “The Collective Imagination”
Under the Poetree is Nerwich’s ﬁfth album and is a departure from the more traditionally world and
jazz inﬂuenced records he has previously released.The album explores an electronic and neo-soul
space with some quirky suprises in between. It’s not often you hear a 80 year old raping in Yiddish!
“I recorded this album at the House of Love and Jazz”, says Nerwich, “A studio I built myself in order
to record the project”. Nerwich engineered and produced the album himself and was his ﬁrst
exploration of the electronic medium. Received with excitement “Under the Poetree” was nominated
for a South African Music award in the “Best Urban Pop” category and has been performed live with
featured performances at The Cape Town International Jazz Festival as well as other prestigious
festivals and events around the country.
Nerwich has been recording consistently for the past 7 years, with 5 albums and a long list of national
and international collaborations, he is recognized as one of South Africa’s most innovative and proliﬁc
artists. HIs album “Beyond the Walls” which explored music from the Ghettos and Camps is one of the
most notable works to be produced in recent years. His Mantras4Modern Man project has toured
Europe annually since 2008 and had its ﬁrst performance in Israel in 2011. “I am Constantly working
on developing and reﬁning the repetoire and music these projects will grow with me for the rest of my
days”, says Nerwich.