Silo Concerts: AM Quartet, Kyle Shepherd Trio & Nomfundo Xaluva

1 March 2024
Silo District

We’ve lined up an incredible series of performances that will have you tapping your feet and swaying to the music all night long – and the best part? Entry is free!


AM Quartet

The AM Quartet, formed in 2015, has experienced various formats and gained recognition through a successful tour in Sweden, earning a spot at the Stockholm Jazz Festival. Their traditional swing jazz sound, blending voice and trombone harmonies, offers a fresh yet classic appeal reminiscent of iconic duos like Chet Baker and Jerry Mulligan. The quartet is led by the remarkable Amy Campbell, a Cape Town-based vocalist, musician, and musical theatre actress with over a decade of professional experience. Amy has performed globally, including at festivals in Sweden and Italy, as well as jazz clubs in Australia, New York, and Europe. Recognized as one of Cape Town’s finest singers, Amy recently featured at the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival at Kirstenbosch Garden. Currently, she heads the vocal department at LAMTA.


Kyle Shepherd Trio

Kyle Shepherd, a prominent South African band leader and composer, is gaining international recognition for his distinctive style and performances. Winner of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award for Jazz, Shepherd has an established reputation with celebrated performances across South Africa, Europe, Asia, and the USA. At the age of twenty-seven, he has released five critically acclaimed albums, including “Dream State” and “Into Darkness,” both earning nominations for prestigious music awards. Shepherd’s unique approach as a pianist, Xaru player, and composer pays homage to diverse influences, showcasing a blend of tradition and innovation in his music. His work, described as living in the jazz world without being confined by it, reflects a forward-looking musical vision.


 Nomfundo Xaluva

Nomfundo Xaluva is a highly acclaimed South African vocalist, composer, and educator with multiple awards. She has released two albums under Universal Music and holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from UCT, where she graduated Cum Laude. In 2018, she completed her Executive MBA at the Henley Business School on a full academic scholarship. Nomfundo has served as an artist in residence at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and headed the Vocal Department at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts. She is a former Vice Chairman of the SAMRO Foundation Board and currently a non-executive director of the SPIN Foundation board. Nomfundo’s extensive performance history includes appearances at international festivals and events, and her research interests focus on the intersection of music and business, as well as repositioning South African Jazz in academia. Currently, she lectures in the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music.


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