Kesivan Naidoo Trio
Live at The Orbit!

Wednesday 1st of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 120

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As he takes his seat behind the drums and cymbals, Kesivan Naidoo is transformed into a musical force of nature. Since he started playing at the age of 11, the East London-born drummer has scooped one award after the other. He was selected to serve in the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 1995, 1999 and 2000, and became the youngest ever winner of the National Endowment for the Arts’ overseas scholarship, sponsored by the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). The energetic drummer used the prize to travel to India where he studied under India’s percussion guru Professor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay at Bharati University, Calcutta. To top it all, Naidoo walked away with the 2009 Standard Bank Young Artist Award in the jazz category.
What distinguishes Naidoo is his penchant for cutting-edge bands. Besides his work as a well-respected sideman he is a member of four innovative bands: a jazz outfit called the Restless Natives, electronica band Closet Snare, Indo-fusion group Babu and a percussion ensemble called The Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet. In the past 10 years, the 30-year-old artist has also been part of a straight-ahead group, Tribe.
After winning the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2009, Kesivan Naidoo decided to put together “The Lights” which is the bringing together of some of his favourite musicians both locally and internationally.

Kyle Shepherd (Piano)
Shane Cooper (Bass)
Kesivan Naidoo (Drums)

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Kesivan Naidoo Quintet
Live at The Orbit!

Thursday 2nd of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 120

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As he takes his seat behind the drums and cymbals, Kesivan Naidoo is transformed into a musical force of nature. Since he started playing at the age of 11, the East London-born drummer has scooped one award after the other. He was selected to serve in the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 1995, 1999 and 2000, and became the youngest ever winner of the National Endowment for the Arts’ overseas scholarship, sponsored by the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). The energetic drummer used the prize to travel to India where he studied under India’s percussion guru Professor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay at Bharati University, Calcutta. To top it all, Naidoo walked away with the 2009 Standard Bank Young Artist Award in the jazz category.
What distinguishes Naidoo is his penchant for cutting-edge bands. Besides his work as a well-respected sideman he is a member of four innovative bands: a jazz outfit called the Restless Natives, electronica band Closet Snare, Indo-fusion group Babu and a percussion ensemble called The Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet. In the past 10 years, the 30-year-old artist has also been part of a straight-ahead group, Tribe.
After winning the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2009, Kesivan Naidoo decided to put together “The Lights” which is the bringing together of some of his favourite musicians both locally and internationally.

Feya Faku (Trumpet)
Sydney Mnisi (Saxophone)
Kyle Shepherd (Piano)
Shane Cooper (Bass)
Kesivan Naidoo (Drums)

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Stories Quartet
Live at The Orbit!

Friday 3rd of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 120

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‘Stories’ is a really personal record for Mombelli: an opportunity to pay respect to the people that matter in his life – his wife, his children and his musical teachers. The final product reaffirms that Mombelli, now in his early 50s, is still very much in rude creative health. He is still pushing the limits of sound and writing challenging beautiful work.
As an educator he is moulding and mentoring the next generation of South African musicians. Carlo Mombelli is nothing short of a national treasure – you cannot argue with the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music
(The Mail and Guardian – March 14, 2014)

Carlo Mombelli (Bass)
Mbuso Khoza (Vocals)
Kyle Shepherd (Piano)
Kesivan Naidoo (Drums)

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Kesivan Naidoo & The Lights
Live at The Orbit!

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of October 2014 – 20 h 30 – R 120

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Few musicians bring the experience of freedom – of living in a world that is open and limitless – as intimately; dangerously close as South African jazz drummer and composer Kesivan Naidoo. Watching him perform live is like marvelling at a cross between bop mathematician Max Roach, free jazz architect Sunny Murray and … Animal, the wild drummer of The Muppets fame.
It’s this vitality that has informed Kesivan’s collaborative vision. Over the past two decades he’s forged relationships across the world, having performed in Africa, Europe, Asia and America with jazz luminaries including Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Bheki Mseleku, Zim Ngqawana, Miriam Makeba, Feya Faku, Rene McLean, Selelo Selota, Judith Sephuma, Errol Dyers, Hotep Galeta, Mike Rossi, Steve Newman, Carlo Mombelli Bruce Cassidy, Jimmy Dludlu, Winston Mankunku and more. He’s also honed his diverse musical vocabulary anchoring innovative groups including Tribe (traditional jazz), Golliwog (funk), Closet Snare (electronic jazz), Babu (world music) and Beat Bag Bohemia (contemporary classical).
His latest crew, Kesivan and The Lights are both a testimony to his openness to collaboration and a celebration of a musician coming into his own and reaching the holy grail of jazz: a unique voice.

Feya Faku (Trumpet)
Sydney Mnisi (Saxophone)
Reza Khota (Guitar)
Kyle Shepherd (Piano)
Shane Cooper (Bass)
Kesivan Naidoo (Drums)

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