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Todays Music Quote

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.
Lou Reed

 

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Artist of the Week – Shane Cooper

Shane Cooper – Bassist, Composer, Band Leader, Sideman & Innovator

South African Bass player, composer, band leader, recording artist

South African Bass player, composer, band leader, recording artist

Shane Cooper is a jazz bassist, composer and producer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He recently launched his debut record with his quintet. The album, titled Oscillations, is out now on iTunes. In 2013 he was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz. He was a member of the groups Babu (SAMA Nominee) and Closet Snare, and still works with the Kyle Shepherd Trio (SAMA Nominee) and the Reza Khota Quartet, and has also worked with artists like Zim Ngqawana, Feya Faku, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Malcolm Braff, Jeroen van Vliet, Marcus Wyatt, Soweto Kinch, Melanie Scholtz, Bokani Dyer, Nicky Schrire, Afrika Mkhize, and more.

As a composer Shane has written music for the award-winning documentary Forerunners by Simon Wood, the documentary Port Nolloth: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Felix Seuffert, the short film Celia’s Story by Ruth Levin-Forster. He also co-composed music for the award-winning theatre production and documentary Afrikaaps, as well as the film Visa Vie by Elan Gamaker which won a SAFTA in 2011 for Best Feature Film Music Composition.

Shane also writes and performs electronic dance music under the name Card on Spokes, with a 2nd EP coming out in late 2013.

Oscillations, the debut album by Shane Cooper

Oscillations, the debut album by Shane Cooper

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All Jazz Radio Home Page

Vision:

To be South Africa and Africa’s pre-eminent Internet Jazz Social Lifestyle Radio Station and an essential broadcaster of good jazz music in all its various forms with blues being part an integral part of the broadcast mix, enriching the social, cultural, educational and community experience of the listening audience.

Mission:

  • to bring to our listeners and to showcase Cape, South African, African and International jazz talent and music.

 

  • to partner with, and support those who teach, train and develop talented jazz music students of the genre.

 

  • to assist in the development jazz music and the appreciation of jazz in the Cape, South Africa, Africa and the World through social interaction on the Internet offering information, education and entertainment.

 

  • to give new and established Cape, South African, African and International jazz musicians new performing and promotional opportunities.

 

  • to educate and raise the awareness of the rich diversity of South African and International jazz music by providing new and vibrant listening opportunities on-air, on-line and live at venues to people of all ages who share a common interest in jazz music.

 

  • to interact and make use of all levels of social media to enhance the lifestyle of all who share a common interest in jazz.

The phrase, “Where Jazz Lovers of South Africa, Africa & The World meet to share in a common social interest and lifestyle on the World Wide Web” demonstrates our commitment to focus on the marginalized music of jazz in all forms and to show an equal commitment to work with the wider jazz music community.

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