Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2013 he was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz in South Africa. In 2014 his debut quintet album Oscillations won the South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Jazz Album. He works regularly with Skyjack, the Kyle Shepherd Trio, and the Reza Khota Quartet. In the past he has also performed and/or recorded with artists like Zim Ngqawana, Lionel Loueke, Talvin Singh, Feya Faku, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Malcolm Braff, Nils Berg, Marcus Wyatt, Soweto Kinch, Afrika Mkhize, Spoek Mathambo, Nonku Phiri, and more.
He’s performed all over South Africa, and regularly tours internationally with various projects.
Shane also writes and performs electronic dance music under the name Card on Spokes, and has opened for acts such as Little Dragon, Young Fathers, Daedelus, and Clap Clap.