The Kyle Shepherd Trio
Sun Apr 2, 15:00 - Sun Apr 2, 17:30
Christ Church Constantia
Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Jazz in 2014 and UNISA piano competition winner in 2019, jazz pianist KYLE SHEPHERD has performed in 28 countries around the world, including 11 concert tours to Japan.
In this concert Kyle will be joined by Nic Williams on bass and Jonno Sweetman on drums.
Kyle Shepherd is one of South Africa’s leading jazz, film and theatre music composers and pianists of his generation. Internationally recognised for his distinctive compositional style and performances, Kyle has released 7 jazz albums to date and a number of film, TV and theatre scores including: Blood and Water Season 2 (Netflix) , Savage Beauty Season 1 (Netflix), Surviving Paradise (as additional music composer (Netflix)), Indemnity, Barakat (South Africa’s Official entry into the Academy Awards 2022 and winner for Best Score at the 2022 Silwerskerm Film Festival),The Life and Times of Michael K (Handspring puppet company theatre production based on the Nobel prize-winning novel by J.M Coetzee), Fiela se Kind (Silwerskerm award for best score), Vlugtig, Noem My Skollie (South Africa’s official entry to the 2017 Academy Awards) and the chamber opera Waiting for the Sibyl, created in collaboration with world renowned visual artist William Kentridge and co-composer Nhlanhla Mhlangu. Kyle has become a frequent collaborator with Kentridge with a number of duet collaborations, performances and performance lectures. Kyle has just completed a successful run of performances at the Theatre de Chatelet in Paris.