This week, The BAT Centre is ready to dazzle you with the oozing sounds of a 24 year old bassist Benjamin Jephta - together with his band. Benjamin will be taking the road with the support of Concerts SA in anticipation of the online release of his sophomore album, The Evolution of an Undefined’.
Jephta has already become one of the premiere double and electric bass players in South Africa. His debut album, ‘Homecoming’ has received m any accolades including a SAMA and Metro Award nomination and award for ‘Best Male Artist’ and ‘Song of the Year’ at the Wawela Awards in 2016. With this new offering , Benjamin fuses his love for jazz with hip hop, electronic and rock music, reflecting the influence of popular culture on young people in the 21st century.
About his new album Benjamin says:
“All art is evolution. What we create builds on what came before - our histories, our memories - and transforms into something new. Evolution Of An Undefined is that process. It’s about staying connected to tradition while reaching towards a new identity. About standing with feet planted in two moments - the past and the 21st century. This music fuses jazz, electronic and hip-hop, moves beyond genre and creates itself through sound. If Homecoming was about rediscovering who I am, now, Evolution Of An Undefined is about who I will be. Modifying. Reconstructing. Progressing.
Final form: undefined.”
Make sure you save the date - because Benjamin is ready to blow your mind with his exceptional music!
As usual, DJ Ndosie will also be there as usual doing what he does best during the Chill Session before and after the Sunday Jazz Sundowners live show.
DATE : 08 April 2018
VENUE : BAT Music Cafe
TIME : 3pm
Copies of the new CD will be on sale at the performances for R150
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