Dan Shout has been playing locally and internationally for nearly 2 decades. The well-known Cape Town jazz saxophonist has released 2 albums in that time, played with numerous jazz and pop culture bands, as well as toured with Johnny Clegg for 7 years. After retiring from Clegg, he turned his focus back to his own music. On Monday (June 30th) he will launch his 3rd album, In With a Shout. I asked him about his new album and what his intention was for the music. Dan says,
“I composed and arranged music for three tenor saxophones and rhythm section. The three horn section is common in jazz, but I tried to do something slightly different by making the section comprise only of tenor saxophones. It was a pleasure to record with two of my two favourite Cape Town saxophonists, Marc de Kock and Sisonke Xonti.
I was also lucky enough to have a great rhythm section on the album, Gorm Helfjord (guitar), Andrew Ford (piano), Benjamin Jeptha (electric bass) and Marlon Witbooi (drums).”
In With a Shout will be performed at the brand new concert venue, The Reeler Theatre, which is at Rondebosch Boys’ High.
Tickets are available for R110 for adults, R80 for under 18’s, with the album on Webtickets.
Join the Dan Shout In With A Shout launch Facebook event for further details.
15 Years of Shout
After earning his masters degree in jazz performance at UCT, Dan Shout went onto tour and play with many musicians of various genres. This includes playing for Johnny Clegg’s band for 7 years, Magic Carpet ride, Frank Paco Art Ensemble, Gavin Minter Sestet, Boulevard Blues Band, The Hot Shots, the South African National Youth Jazz Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Rudimentals, 7th Son, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Dave Ledbetter, the Football World Cup in Germany; touring USA and Canada and performing several gigs with Ladysmith Black Mambazo; the Montreal Jazz Festival and Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada; meeting and performing for the Prince and Princess of Monaco, the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France; Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Concert at Ellis Park, Festival Rhythm Africaine in Paris for Bastille Day and the Festival Paleo in Nyon, Switzerland.