The 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Benjamin Jephta, will be taking the road with the support of Concerts SA in anticipation of the release of his sophomore album  The Evolution of an Undefined.

Jephta has already become a premiere double and electric bass player 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 on the influence of popular culture on young people in the 21stt century.

Benjamin Jephta

‘Evolution of an Undefined’

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.

The album is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon Music and releases on 1 May, 2018. Jephta will tour various venues from this week, launching the album live in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western and Eastern Cape provinces. Copies of the new CD will be on sale at the performances for R 150.

Gig schedule

Johannesburg – The Orbit
Friday 6th April – 8.30pm – R 140
Address: 80 De Korte St, Johannesburg
Bookings: 011 339 6645 / info@theorbit.co.za

Durban – The Chairman
Saturday 7th April – 11pm – R 150
Address: 146 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban
Bookings: 079 753 6313 / info@thechairmanlive.com

Durban – The BAT Centre
Sunday 8th April – 3pm – No cover charge
Address: 45 Maritime Place, Durban
Bookings: 031 332 0451 / events@batcentre.co.za

Cape Town – Harringtons
Thursday 26 April – 8pm – No cover charge
Address: 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town
Bookings: 021 461 2276 / harringtons@thefirmct.co.za

Cape Town – Castello’s Jazz Bistro
Friday 27 April – 8.30pm – R 100
Address: 30 Keerom Street, Cape Town
Bookings: 021 422 5476 / 073 255 8351 / bookings@castellosct.co.za

Cape Town – Jazz in the Native Yards
Sunday 29 April – 3pm – R 80/R 50 pensioners, students
Address: KwaSec NY138 #52, Gugulethu
Bookings: 060 960 8935

Benjamin Jephta

Cape Town – Olympia Bakery
Sunday 29 April – 8pm – R 150
Address: Clairveaux Road, Kalk Bay
Bookings: 082 892 0350 / www.quicket.co.za

Cape Town – Hank’s Olde Irish
Tuesday 1 May – 8.30pm – No cover charge
Address: 110 Bree Street, Cape Town
Bookings: 071 549 8452 / hello@hanks.co.za

What: Benjamin Jephta’s Elektrik Tour 2018
Website:
 www.benjaminjephta.com
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