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The Benjamin Jephta Quintet will be launching their album ‘Homecoming’ in Cape Town at the SA College of Music at UCT on Friday, 16 January 2015, 20:30.
This is the first concert of a launch tour that is proudly supported by the Concerts SA Mobility Fund and features:
 
Benjamin Jephta - basses,
Kyle Shepherd, 2014 SBYA recipient - piano,
Sphelelo Mazibuko - drums,
Marcus Wyatt - trumpet
Sisonke Xonti – sax

CONCERT INFO:
  • Date: Friday, 16 January 2015
  • Time: 20:30
  • Duration: 80 min (ONE SET ONLY)
  • Venue: UCT, SA College of Music (behind the Baxter Theatre), Lower Campus, off Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch, Cape Town.
  • RESERVATIONS: Pre-Book / Pay Online at QUICKET & only pay R90.00* OR to Book & Pay R110.00 in CASH at Door please visit www.benjaminjephta.com or Call 083 700 0581.
* Quicket adds a service fee of R3.90 to each ticket (capped at R10 per transaction)
       [Seating Unreserved. Doors open at 19:45]
 
Launch dates continued…
 
17 January 2015 - Straight No Chaser Club (CPT)
7 & 8 February 2015 – The Orbit (JHB)
 
At only 22, Benjamin Jephta has already become one of the premier double and electric bass players in South Africa playing with others, and ‘Homecoming’ marks his debut offering as a solo artist.
 

“As musicians coming from different training institutions, we are taught a variety of concepts and are exposed to various styles and genres of music. We are taught what is ‘hip’ and what is not. I assimilated what was trendy and emulated the people I looked up to. In the processes, I lost track of the real spirit of my music. The reason I play music, the essence of what first inspired me to compose a melody.
It’s that spirit I wanted to capture by calling this album ‘Homecoming’. I wanted to explore my own history and incorporate it into this sound. To capture the spark that was my first, purest love for music. Having been raised on the Cape Flats in Mitchells Plain and coming through the church, I want to give the listener a musical biography of my life by using the harmonies and melodies associated with that upbringing. As an artist, I believe one should create music that is significant (firstly) to you. I have always been captivated by this kind of honesty in the musicians I look up to. It is exactly what I’m hoping to achieve with this album: to move and uplift the spirit. To welcome you, the listener, to my musical home.”

- Benjamin Jephta
 
Album Credits
Recorded at Sumo Sound Recording Studio in June 2014
Engineer – Peter Auret
Assistant Engineer – Luyanda Molao
Mixed by Peter Auret and Benjamin Jephta
Video & Stills – Hannah Paton and Ryan Roux
Artwork/Illustrations and CD/poster design – Mzwandile Buthelezi
 
Copies of the new CD will be on sale for R120 at the launch concert on the 16/01/15, and R150 thereafter and will also be downloadable via all major digital platforms worldwide, during February 2015.bj

When and where?



UCT - SA College of Music
Corner Woolsack Drive & Baxter Road
Rondebosch
Cape Town
South Africa
7700

Starts:
Fri 16 Jan 2015 at 8:30 PM (SAST)
Ends:
Fri 16 Jan 2015 at 10:00 PM (SAST)

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Benjamin Jephta

0796110415