- Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) with Kyle Shepard – piano, Jonno Sweetman – drums, Keenan Ahrends – guitar
- Claus Reichstaller – trumpet & Martin Zenker – double bass (Germany)
- Enji Erkhembayar – vocals (Mongolia)
- Produced by: Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA)
A night of extraordinary music where top talents from South Africa, Germany and Mongolia meet.
Carlo Mombelli is a composer and bass player nothing short of a national treasure – the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music has made him a modern music enigma.
His music has been described in the press as “disconcertingly beautiful” – The Jazz TImes (USA)
and “Once in a while an artist comes along who produces music unlike anything you’ve heard” Bass Player Magazine (USA)
In this show, Carlo will be performing music from his latest album with his stellar local band, consisting of Kyle Shepard (piano), Jonno Sweetman (drums) and Keenan Ahrends (guitar). They will be joined on stage by three special international guests – the world class German trumpeter, Professor Claus Reichstaller (Head of Jazz) and double bassist, Martin Zenker (Professor in Bass), both from the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts and the exceptional Mongolian jazz vocalist, Enji Erkhembayar. Erkhembayar is also skilled in the highly specialised Mongolian art of throat singing or “longsong”.
The concert will be the celebratory closure of a workshop series hosted by the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) in collaboration with the the South African College of Music (SACM) at UCT where Mombelli, Reichstaller, Zenker and Erkhembayar presented a four day series of free classes to students and musicians in various aspects of jazz improvisation and performance.
Dieses Konzert ist eine Verschmeltzung von Talent aus München, Mongolia und Südafrika.
Der München geborener Trompeter Claus Reichstaller ist einer der profiliertesten Jazz-und Studiomusiker Europas.
Martin Zenker ist deutscher Bassist des Modern Jazz. Er ist Professor für Jazzbass an der Kyung-Hee-Universität in Seoul/Südkorea.
Carlo Mombelli ist ein südafrikanischer Jazz-Bassgitarrist, Komponist, Bandleader und Musikpädagoge. 2008 wurde er für den SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominiert.