Skyjack – SA Tour : 14 September 2016


In 2015 Skyjack recorded their debut self-titled album in Switzerland. It is an exciting record with layered, story-like compositions written by all 5 musicians. From the Ethio-Jazz inspired ‘Tafattala’ to the modern jazz journey of ‘Anonymous In New York’, the pallet is wide but with a common thread throughout. The band features SA musicians Shane Cooper (double bass), Kyle Shepherd (piano), Kesivan Naidoo (drums), and Swiss musicians Marc Stucki (tenor sax), and Andreas Tschopp (trombone). These 5 musicians have a deep musical bond that brings them together as often as the cross-continental trip is possible. The band have toured South Africa in 2013, and Switzerland in 2015 and 2016, and are excited to bring the music back to SA for their biggest tour yet, and with an album to share!

This tour will also be the first time Kesivan performs on home soil since completing his Masters Degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston this year.

With the support of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council and Concerts SA they will be launching the CD on a nation-wide tour of South Africa this September:

Wed 7 Sep – UKZN – Centre For Jazz and Popular Music, Durban
Thur 8 Sep – Afrikan Freedom Station, Joburg
Fri 9 Sep – The Orbit, Joburg
Sat 10 Sep – The Orbit, Joburg
Sun 11 Sep – Kaya FM Live Broadcast performance
Sun 11 Sep – Cape Gate MIAGI, Soweto
Tues 13 Sep – Muse, Knysna
Wed 14 Sep – Stirling Auditorium, East London
Thu 15 Sep – Port Elizabeth
Fri 16 Sep – Reeler Theatre, Cape Town
Sat 17 Sep – Blah Blah Bar, Cape Town
Sun 18 Sep – KwaSec, Gugulethu

For more info, or videos and music:

Stirling Auditorium
14 September
7 pm
Tickets: R100. Discounts available to pensioners and students