You may or not be familiar with South African pianist/composer Kyle Shepherd, either way it goes his compositions, lyricism and style are definitely worth a close listen and consideration. –Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
Kyle Shepherd -][- SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY !X -Mp3- [Fineart Music, 2012] -
Kyle Shepherd, born in Cape Town, South Africa on 8 July 1987, is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s most influential and accomplished jazz pianists and composers. Shepherd has released three critically acclaimed Albums to date. His his first two Albums, ‘fineART’  and ‘A Portrait of Home’ , earned him SAMA (South African Music Award) nominations; ‘fineART’ for ‘Best Traditional Jazz Album’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ [SAMA 2010] and ‘A Portrait of Home’ for ‘Best Traditional Jazz Album’ [SAMA 2011].
Shepherd’s 3rd album, ‘South African History !X’ was launched in April 2012 with a concert held at The Baxter Theatre (Concert Hall), Rondebosch, Cape Town.
Shepherd regularly performs in concert as a solo pianist, while also leading his trio with Shane Cooper (double Bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums) and his Quartet featuring, Cooper and Sweetman as well as top South African – Tenor Saxophonist – Buddy Wells. -[Excerpt | Biography]-
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