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The Orbit concept finds its roots and spirit in a small Jazz Social Club established in Troyeville, Johannesburg, in the early 2000’s by Aymeric Péguillan and three other partners.

Peg’s Cosy Corner, as the venue was called, presented an intimate environment where musicians and jazz aficionados would hang around to listen to occasional live music and recordings till late at night around a drink.

Twelve years later, a venue was reborn in Braamfontein, a booming and dynamic part of town, where Péguillan and his two partners, Dan Sermand and Kevin Naidoo, developed a concept that would lead the way in offering the best possible creative expression platform for jazz musicians in Johannesburg.

After months of intense brainstorming, consultations with musicians and negotiations with stakeholders around the nature of the new venture, The Orbit, a Live Music venue and Bistro, finally came to life.

Speaking to Nikiwe Bikitsha about his company's 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One nomination, Péguillan says The Orbit continues to grow despite the decline in the music industry.

When we started what was important for us was to associate music to the concept and to console them.

Aymeric Péguillan, The Orbit co-owner

Listen to the full interview below...

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