Our ShoutMC African Jazz Quartet plays classic South African jazz and township jazz from the greats such as Winston Mankunku, Hugh Masekela, Duke Makazi, Miriam Makeba, Zim Ngqcwana, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku and others. South African Jazz is world-renowned for its uplifting and melodic nature, making it perfect for background music at a wedding or corporate event. As you can see from the videos above, the band can dress in smart formal clothing or in more funky, colourful traditional shirts.
Alto saxophone + guitar + double bass + drum kit
Classic South African Jazz: Yakhal' Inkomo, Pata Pata, Nelson Mandela, Dembese, Ntjilo, Ntjilo, Zukhile, Crossroads, Mamazala, Meadowlands, Blues for Tsakwe, Mannenberg, Baby, I Don't Know, Home at Last, Mbombela, Lakutshon' Ilanga, etc.
Minimum 4m wide x 2.5m deep
If you have visitors from overseas at your wedding or event, then this band is perfect to give them a taste of classic South African jazz. South African music never fails to create and up-beat and joyous atmosphere and always gets everyone's feet tapping!
All our artists are hand-picked for their years of experience, passion and personal study of music. In addition to that, these musicians have either graduated their B.Mus degrees in Jazz Studies at the University of Cape Town or are final-year students at the institution who have already made a name for themselves in the professional arena because of their immense talent, dedication and professionalism.
2 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 2 consecutive hours (20 minute break between sets)
3 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 3 consecutive hours (20 minute breaks between sets)
*Please feel free to discuss alternative performance times with Dan from ShoutMC.com so he can advise or quote accordingly.
The band needs to be located no further than 20 metres from a working power point
If you'd like additional sound, staging or a dance floor, let us know and we can obtain a quote
If the artists' performance falls over a mealtime, a main meal will be required for each artist and technician
Hi Dan, We would like to express our appreciation for the incredible service we received from both the African Jazz Quartet and DJ Stefanos. They are true professionals who were extremely helpful as well as accommodating – especially in the rainy weather we had at Babylonstoren on Thursday. Whenever we needed to move into [or out of] the venue [which happened more than once], they were extremely helpful and quick on their feet. Please convey our gratitude to each of them, especially also the saxophone player who went out of his way to help with background music during “awkward silences”.
Kraak Weddings & Events
Hi Dan, We just want to say a big thank you for making our day perfect! The music, the sound, the band was exceptional! Thank you!