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Kyle Shepherd Quintet

The Orbit Jazz Club
Fri 20 - Sat 21 July   /   R160

The Kyle Shepherd Quintet features some of the most exciting, young musicians on the South African Jazz scene today, with Shepherd on piano, Lwanda Gogwana on trumpet, Sisonke Xonti on tenor sax, Benjamin Jephta on bass & Marlon Witbooi on drums.

In this, their third visit to the Orbit, audiences can expect to hear the band perform material from Shepherd's evocative repertoire of recorded and new unreleased compositions which sees them blend their profound respect for their traditional roots with inventive arrangements that are always fresh and forward thinking!

Shepherd has released seven critically-acclaimed albums, namely, Sound Portraits from Contemporary Africa SWR New Jazz Meeting 2016 (featuring, inter alia, Lionel Loueke), Noem My Skollie (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Dream State, Into Darkness, South African History !X, A Portrait of Home and fineART.

The award-winning virtuoso pianist, is the recipient of the 2018 South African Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Awards: Book, Creative Collection and Digital Contribution 2018, hosted by the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), for Best Musical Composition for his composition, Noem My Skollie, the coveted UNISA National Piano Competition Award [2015] as well as the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award [2014] in the Jazz Category.

Kyle Shepherd piano
Benjamin Jephta bass
Marlon Witbooi drums
Sisonke Xonti tenor sax
Lwanda Gogwana trumpet

Bookings can be made in advance on info@theorbit.co.za or by phone +27(0)11 339 6645 or +27 (0) 81 53 42 867 or at the door on the day of the event.

 

Please note: Regarding the prepayment of tickets, monies paid will only be refunded if a cancellation is received by 4pm on the day of the concert. Should the cancellation happen after 4pm, tickets will be considered as sold and no refund will be possible. It is preferable to book in advance, especially for weekend gigs. Thank you for your support and understanding.

From 20:30

The Orbit Jazz Club
81 de Korte Street, Braamfontein
www.theorbit.co.za
info@theorbit.co.za
011 339 6645
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