Shout Jazz Quartet

Bands and Ensembles

Swinging Jazz Standards, Funk, Bossa Nova and African Jazz

An Acoustic Jazz Quartet (4 piece) consists tenor saxophone, piano (or guitar), double bass and drum kit. This ensemble is perfect for instrumental music at post-ceremony cocktails, during dinner or at a corporate launch or event and features Swingin' Jazz Standards, Funk, Bossa Nova, African Jazz and Light Pop.

INSTRUMENTATION:
Sax, piano (or guitar), double-bass,drums

Dan Shout, who heads up the Jazz Quartet is a respected, sought-after saxophonist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Dan has performed and/or recorded with the likes Johnny Clegg, Winston Mankunku, Darryl Andrews, Mike Campbell, Alvin Dyers, Maria Schneider and Ensemble Denada, Echoes of Ellington/Edinburgh Festival Orchestra, Frode Nymo, Gordon Vernick, Marcus Wyatt, Linley Hamilton, Paul Booth, Bruce Cassidy, A.J. Brown, Dean Masser, Dan Whieldon, Uri Goulabev, Steve Turre, The Blues Broers, Robin Auld, Gerald Clarke, The Rudimentals, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Bedrock (The Band in the Sand), Craig de Sousa, DJ Fresh and Charl Chaka to name a few.

Dan has performed in over 30 countries across five continents. A few of his career highlights include performing at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (2015), Wigan International Jazz Festival (2015), North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague (2004), the Montreal Jazz Festival (2012), the Soccer World Cup in Germany (2006), Rugby World Cup in France (2007), Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Concert at Ellis Park (2007), for the Prince & Princess of Monaco at the Monaco Opera House (2012), Victoria Jazz Club in Oslo (2014) and President Zuma’s Inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria (2015).

Dan has a Masters Degree with Distinction in Jazz Performance & Jazz Styles and Analysis. In addition to his work as a session musician, he is a permanent, part-time lecturer at the South African College Of Music at the University of Cape Town (saxophone, Jazz Styles & Analysis, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Improvisation), and presents workshops at jazz conferences and music stores. Dan was selected to conduct the South African National Schools Big Band at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2016.

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