Youth Performance | Standard Bank National Schools Jazz Band – Shaun Johannes

The Standard Bank National Schools’ Jazz Band consists of the top high school jazz musicians in the country and this year marks an exciting departure – since 1995 we have annually selected 18 students to play in a Big Band format; this year, pandemic and safety considerations mean that a Big Band is not possible but online auditions have allowed us to select a small ensemble of the top players in the country, who will perform together in Makhanda. The band is under the musical direction of Shaun Johannes, a leading bass player. He first attended the SBNYJF in 2001 where he was selected for the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band and after further selections to the band he has returned regularly as a professional musician and jazz educator. He has a Master’s degree in jazz performance from UCT, and has performed with a wide range of musicians in a variety of styles, including jazz, fusion, R&B, gospel, world, Afrikaans traditional, rock and salsa.

  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration (minutes): 60mins
  • Release Date: July 20, 2021 00:01 - August 31, 2021 23:59



Conductor: Shaun Johannes
Jean Strauss (sax)
Jayden Harebottle (sax)
Nicolas Lipinski (sax)
Hope Hadebe (trombone)
Christian Linderboom (vocal)
Thomas Borain (piano)
Tallis Hurly (bass)
Sabian Lee Singh (drums)