Cape Dutch Connection is a jazz quintet which features vocalist Charlette Dickson, Wesley Rustin on double bass, Jack Momple on drums, piano player and band leader Derk “Fingers” Blaisse and a guest soloist on saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet or trombone.
After 11 fantastic seasons, the immensely popular Jazz on Friday at La Grange in Franschhoek came to an end.
The band plays 1920s and 1930s jazz in the style of Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin and Cole Porter as well as Brazilian bossa novas of Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto and even some Cape Goema. Dixieland, swing, blues Cape Dutch Connection plays at festivals, weddings, birthday parties, lunch and dinner parties and the immensely popular Jazz on Friday. The band has made several trips to Holland and Germany.