Tribute to Eastern Cape Jazz

Jazz / Dsg Hall

The Eastern Cape has played a critical role in the development of a jazz style that is specifically South African, and our country’s jazz history is sprinkled with Eastern Cape jazz stars. The province is still the development ground for many of South Africa’s leading jazz musicians, though most have migrated to the bigger centres to earn a musical living. From Gqeberha are legendary trumpeter Feya Faku, young saxophonist Phumlani Mtiti, who is making waves in Johannesburg now, and bassist Shane Cooper, a Standard Bank Young Artist. Andile Yenana, an admired pianist who was also a Standard Bank Young Artist, hails originally from Qonce, and holding the band together on drums is East London’s Clement Benny. This tribute features the band members’ own compositions but also pays tribute to the music written by Eastern Cape composers over the decades.

We are grateful to Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the Swiss Arts Council and Fonds Podium Kunsten Performing Arts Fund NL for making this performance possible.


Feya Faku (trumpet)
Phumlani Mtiti (sax)
Andile Yenana (piano)
Shane Cooper (bass)
Clement Benny (drums)

  • Venue: Dsg Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Worcester St, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R120.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 70mins
  • Ages: All Ages
June 25, 2022   12:00 - 13:10
June 26, 2022   12:00 - 13:10