MABUTA – Album Launch Tour 2018

MABUTA – ‘Welcome To This World’

Album Launch Tour 2018

This February, Shane Cooper and his new band MABUTA launch their much anticipated debut album Welcome To This World. Recorded in 2017 on funds raised via crowdfunding, the band presents a unique body of work combining various influences from jazz to world music, and electronic music. The live band is lead by SAMA award-winning bassist and composer Shane Cooper of Cape Town, and features some of South Africa’s freshest musicians: Bokani Dyer (keys), Sisonke Xonti (tenor sax), Robin Fassie-Kock (trumpet), Marlon Witbooi (drums), and special guest Reza Khota (guitar).
Welcome To This World is a powerful album by the group, with potent guest appearances by Shabaka Hutchings, Buddy Wells and more. Hear the music live in Cape Town and Joburg this Feb.

(Tickets are available at the door for each show.)

Events Listing

Johannesburg – The Orbit

Friday 9th February – 8.30pm – R150 (students half price)

Address: 81 De Korte St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg       

Bookings: / 011 339 6645      


Johannesburg – The Orbit

Saturday 10th February – 8.30pm – R150 (students half price)

Address: 81 De Korte St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg      

Bookings: / 011 339 6645 


Cape Town – Erdmann Contemporary

Thursday 15th February – 8.30pm – R100 

Address: 84 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town      

Bookings: / 021 422 2762


Kalk Bay – Olympia Cafe

Friday 16th February – 8pm – R180 

Address: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay       



Cape Town – Reeler Theatre

Saturday 17th February – 8pm – R100 (R50 for students and pensioners)

Address: Rondebosch Boys High, Carnigou Ave, Cape Town         

Bookings: / 021 686 3987


Langa – Guga S’thebe

Sunday 18th February – 4pm – R100 (students & pensioners half price)  

Address: Washington St, Langa, Cape Town          

Bookings: 021 695 3493     

Poster by Simon Berndt / One Horse Town

This tour is supported by Concerts SA #MobilityFund


MABUTA to release new album in Feb 2018

My new band Mabuta and I ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise money to record an album, and we raised just over 100% of our target.  Thanks to all involved!  We’ve started the album creation process and all is going well!

The record will be released in Feb 2018.


Skyjack debut album out now on Bandcamp and iTunes

Cover_Skyjack.inddSkyjack is the collab band consisting of SA artists Shane Cooper (bass), Kyle Shepherd (piano) and Kesivan Naidoo (drums), with Swiss artists Marc Stucki (tenor sax) and Andreas Tschopp (trombone).  They formed in 2013 in South Africa and since have done several tours in Europe and South Africa.  Their eponymous debut album was released in 2016 and is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp or physical copies at their shows (or Shane’s shows).

Checkout a little taster video HERE.









Debut Shane Cooper album ‘Oscillations’ now available

The debut Shane Cooper Quintet record ‘Oscillations’ won a SAMA (South African Music Award) in 2014 for Best Jazz Album.
The album features Kesivan Naidoo (drums), Bokani Dyer (piano, rhodes), Reza Khota (guitar), Justin Bellairs (alto saxophone), Buddy Wells (tenor saxophone). The album was co-produced by Shane Cooper and Carlo Mombelli.

The album is available in mp3 format from iTunes worldwide. Click here to purchase:
CDs can also be purchased at Look & Listen stores in South Africa, or from Home Grown Music, they will ship anywhere in the world. You can get a copy here:


Shane was awarded the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Jazz and was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans for 2013.

Restless Natives Triple Album now available

The new Restless Natives triple album is finally out.
The band was a collaborative group with:
Shane Cooper – electric bass, double bass, bass synth, samples
Lee Thomson – trumpet & flugelhorn
Jason Reolon – piano, keyboard, synth
Chris Engel – saxophones, effects
Kesivan Naidoo – drums
The triple album consists of 2 discs recorded live, and one studio album. All original compositions.
The album is available only on CD format, no mp3s. There is a very limited amount of CDs available. You can get copies at Home Grown Music for only R180.
Go here to purchase: