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The band includes Carlo on bass, Kyle Shepherd, piano, Keenan Ahrends, guitar, Jono Sweetman, drums. 

In his 40-year career as a bass player, band leader and composer, the South African
Carlo Mombelli currently living in Johannesburg has bridged gaps between genres,
musicians and the audiences.
A self-taught musician, he has recorded and performed at many respected festivals,
including the Roma Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Jazz Festival, the
German Moers, and the Banlieues Bleues festival in Paris to name a few with amongst
others, Mick Goodrick, Charlie Mariano, Jeroen van Vliet, Malcolm Braff, and Adrian
Mears. He has also recorded for Enja Records with Egberto Gismonti as well as with Lee
Konitz, and has contributed music and played on the 1989 tribute for Jaco Pastorius,
‘Basstorius’, that also features the bassists Mathew Garrison and Carles Benavent. Back
home in South Africa he can be heard as a bassist on many recordings with amongst
others, Marcus Wyatt, Simphiwe Dana, Sibongile Khumalo, and Miriam Makeba.
In addition to his over 100 recorded works and performances with his own projects, his
composition commissions include more than 14 films/ documentaries and animations,
music for a mobile game for the London gaming company ‘The Secret Police’,
commissions for the ‘Stockholm Saxophone Quartet’, piano music for the art film
Exquisite Corps by Jonah Sack presented at the Jewish Museum in New York, and his
recent piece for the Grammy award-winning New York String Quartet ‘Ethel’.
Carlo, a self-taught musician, has been involved in music education for many years.
Starting in 1998 he held a teaching post at the Richard-Strauss Conservatoire in Munich,
Germany. Since then he has taught and run ensembles at the Berklee College of Music in
Boston and bi-annually at the Jazz Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland. In 2015, he led
the DKSJ-all-star-project with 13 Masters students studying jazz in Switzerland.
Mombelli is a N.R.F Rated Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg.

When and where?



The Labia Theatre
68 Orange Street
Gardens
Cape Town
South Africa
8001

Starts:
Fri 27 Jul 2018 at 8:00 PM (SAST)
Ends:
Fri 27 Jul 2018 at 10:00 PM (SAST)

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