Michael Bester

  • Artist/s: Michael Bester (guitar), Buddy Wells (sax), Kingsley Buitendag (piano), Stephen de Souza (bass), Lumanyano Mzi (drums)
  • Duration: 1hr 10mins
  • Age Recommendation: All ages
  • Available From: July 3, 2020

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