fineART Music proudly presents The Kyle Shepherd Trio, one of South Africa’s most unique and adventurous music ensembles on the world modern Jazz scene today, in a rare concert performance at the intimate Reeler Theatre, Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Canigou Avenue, Rondebosch, Cape Town on Saturday, 25 February 2017 at 8pm. Featuring band leader Kyle Shepherd on piano, Shane Cooper on double bass and Jonno Sweetman on drums, this inventive Trio, who have been together for the past six years, have captivated audiences across the world with celebrated performances in Japan, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, China, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana!
During November 2016, Shepherd curated the 49th SWR NEWJazz Meeting 2016 in Germany. For this project entitled ‘Sound Portraits from Contemporary Africa’, The Kyle Shepherd Trio together with the internationally-renowned guitarist, Lionel Loueke [Benin / USA] and Mthunzi Mvubu [ZA] presented a critically-acclaimed 3-concert series. Earlier in 2016, this magnificent Trio embarked on a two-week, 8-concert performance Tour of Japan where they enthralled capacity audiences at Shikiori in Miyawaka, Saikouji in Toyohashi, Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto, Anyouinn in Tokyo, Garaman Hall in Ginoza, Scarecrow in Ishigaki Island and Book Café Breathe in Miyako Island. Their debut tour of Canada in 2015 included performances at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Victoria International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
Other highlights include performances at the infamous Bird’s Eye Jazz Club (Switzerland), The Tianjin International Jazz Festival (China), The Gaborone International Music and Culture Week Festival (Botswana) and in South Africa, The Joy of Jazz Festival (South Africa), The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (South Africa), The Standard Bank Youth Jazz Festival (National Arts Festival), Grahamstown, The Mahikeng Jazz Festival (South Africa), The Orbit Jazz Club (South Africa), The Wits Great Hall (South Africa), and CCFM – The Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano (Mozambique). Concert-goers can expect another spellbinding performance from this magnificent Trio who will play compositions from Shepherd’s rich and evocative repertoire of both recorded and new unreleased original compositions!
“This is a true trio – intricately intertwining as they play Shepherd’s music; pensive and exhilarating by turns.” says Nigel Vermaas, Jazz presenter & producer, Connected 2 Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5fm and Jazz Documentary Maker on SAfm 104 – 107, South Africa.
Reservations: Via the Online Booking Form
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Entry Fee: R100.00 | Students pay R 80.00
Please State the following information when you make your booking: Your Name, Surname and number of Tickets required. You will be required to make payment in cash at the door at least 30 minutes before the performance starts.
Concert-goers who arrive 30 minutes before the show starts will receive a complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice.
Parking: Secure parking is available in Rondebosch Boys’ High School grounds.
Concert Duration: 90 minutes in total.