John Russell Music

Live Music


Together with his ensemble, John Russell supplies a wide selection of live music performed by highly experienced musicians, utilising state of the art sound for any occasion in Cape Town, the Winelands and throughout the Western Cape.

The most popular option, The John Russell Duo, features saxophone and acoustic guitar.

The Duo specialises in entertaining background music. Their goal is to perform music that will make your special occasion even more memorable.

From light classic foot-tapping jazz to popular favourites, their extensive repertoire is appropriate for any occasion. The duo are happy to perform requests.


  • Supplying state-of-the-art sound for the musicians.
  • A visit to the venue to be prepared for the big day, unless it is really, far away, in which case the group arrives super early to set up and bring an extra-long extension lead for electricity, just in case…
  • Performing special requests for wedding ceremonies.


  • Solo performance – Guitar
  • Jazz Duo – Saxophone and guitar, or two guitars
  • Jazz Trio Option 1 – Saxophone or vocals with guitar and bass
  • Trio Option 2 – Saxophone and vocals with guitar
  • Jazz Trio Option 3 – Guitar, bass, and drums
  • Jazz Quartet Option 1 – Saxophone or vocals with guitar, bass, and drums
  • Quartet Option 2 – Saxophone and vocals with guitar and bass
  • Jazz Quintet – Vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass, and drums.

CLIENT Reviews:

“Thank you again for the wonderful atmosphere you created at the wedding. Your music was fantastic, and our guests were blown away.” Carmen Kemp

“Firstly, I want to say a BIG thank you to you for playing at my wedding, you really played such a big part in making my big day a success. Thank you so much, John. My guests were so impressed with your duo, have had many requests for you details for future events and I will recommend you any day.” Kelly Fortune

“They played an integral part in putting Signal Restaurant on the map in terms of providing appropriate live entertainment of a high caliber. They are a versatile and disciplined group who created a wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant, which was hugely appreciated by both guests and staff alike.” Ainsley Williams

“The clients were very happy with your performance, and I will surely recommend you to my clients in the future.”Barry Geyer

“We had a great day, and your team was great! Your trio was certainly spoken about by most of our guests, and they all said how fabulous you guys were. Thank you for playing so well:) We really enjoyed it and would use you for any future occasions.” Fay & Adam

Photos – Dani Jansen

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