Dan Shout
(20 Jun 2019)

Dan Shout

Dan Shout

Dan Shout is a respected jazz musician based in Cape Town. His professional career spans almost 20 years, with a multitude of local and international performances.

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Namibia where he took recorder and piano lessons at Oranjemund Primary School. Dan’s official musical journey started when he studied clarinet, piano and saxophone at South African College School (SACS) in Cape Town. In 1999, he enrolled at the South African College of Music at the University Of Cape Town, where he studied classical clarinet and jazz saxophone.

During the course of his undergraduate degree (1999 – 2002), Dan performed with a number of ensembles, including: his own band, the Five of a Kind Jazz Quintet; the UCT Big Band; Mike Campbell Big Band; The Cape Town Jazz Orchestra; Mike McCullagh; The Spier Summer Orchestra; Darryl Andrews Band; V.J.R. Big Band, and Golliwog. Together with Paul Sedres, he presented “The Inner Circle”, a weekly Jazz Radio show on Fine Music Radio.

In addition to his work as a session musician, Dan lectured part-time at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town from 2009-2017, where he taught saxophone, Jazz Styles & Analysis, Improv, Jazz History and Jazz Ensemble. Furthermore, he presents workshops at jazz conferences and music stores, and does session work in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The diverse musical influences that Dan has experienced throughout his life, coupled with the extensive touring and exposure to global styles, reveal themselves in Dan’s unique, original compositions.

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