Michael Bester studied jazz at UCT and holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Music Performance and Production from Berklee, Valencia, Spain. He was the SAMRO scholarship award winner for jazz instrumentalists in 2008, which led to a period of jazz studies in New York City, and in 2013 he won a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Film Soundtrack. He has written and performed as a session musician on most major SA music festivals and TV shows and performs regularly with his own quartet and other well-known bands. His debut album – all original compositions – entitled Now, Not Yet has been met with critical acclaim and he presents his music here with a fresh young Cape Town sound.
Skilled, cosmopolitan guitarist offering his debut album