Kyle Shephered

Kyle Shepherd
149,99 ZAR each


The Multiple South African Music Award Nominee, Kyle 

Shepherd, born in Cape Town, South Africa on 8 July 1987, is 

widely regarded as one of South Africa’s most influential and 

accomplished Jazz pianists and composers. As a pianist, 

saxophonist, Xaru player (traditional mouth-bow), vocalist and 

poet he has forged a unique compositional and performance 

concept that pays homage to all his musical influences and the 

many great musicians he has worked with, all while continuing to 

look forward musically in a way, which, in the words of the great 

South African Jazz writer and historian, Gwen Ansell, “live in the 

jazz world but are never imprisoned by it”. 

Shepherd has released three critically acclaimed albums to date 

namely, ‘fineART’, ‘A Portrait of Home’ and ‘South African 

History !X’. He has earned South African Music Award 

nominations for all three of his album releases, in the Jazz 

Category! His first Solo Piano Album, recorded in Japan, is set 

for release in 2013. 

Shepherd will be performing with the legendary Louis MoholoMoholo at the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival and 

in September 2013 he will perform the world premiere of 

‘Xamisa‘, a compositional work he was commissioned to write by 

Festival d’Automne à Paris, at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, 

Paris, France