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Carlo Mombelli LIVE and Angels & Demons Album Launch

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Carlo Mombelli (Bass and Composition)
Kyle Shepherd (Piano)
Keenan Ahrends (Guitar)
Jonno Sweetman (Drums)

In his 40-year career as a bass player, band leader and composer, the South African Carlo Mombelli currently living in Johannesburg has bridged gaps between genres, musicians and the audiences.
A self-taught musician, he has recorded and performed at many respected festivals, including the Roma Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Jazz Festival, the German Moers, and the Banlieues Bleues festival in Paris to name a few with amongst others, Mick Goodrick, Charlie Mariano, Jeroen van Vliet, Malcolm Braff, and Adrian Mears. He has also recorded for Enja Records with Egberto Gismonti as well as with Lee Konitz, and has contributed music and played on the 1989 tribute for Jaco Pastorius, ‘Basstorius’, that also features the bassists Mathew Garrison and Carles Benavent. Back home in South Africa he can be heard as a bassist on many recordings with amongst others, Marcus Wyatt, Simphiwe Dana, Sibongile Khumalo, and Miriam Makeba.
In addition to his over 100 recorded works and performances with his own projects, his composition commissions include more than 14 films/ documentaries and animations, music for a mobile game for the London gaming company ‘The Secret Police’, commissions for the ‘Stockholm Saxophone Quartet’, piano music for the art film Exquisite Corps by Jonah Sack presented at the Jewish Museum in New York, and his recent piece for the Grammy award-winning New York String Quartet ‘Ethel’.
Carlo, a self-taught musician, has been involved in music education for many years. Starting in 1998 he held a teaching post at the Richard-Strauss Conservatoire in Munich, Germany. Since then he has taught and run ensembles at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and bi-annually at the Jazz Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland. In 2015, he led the DKSJ-all-star-project with 13 Masters students studying jazz in Switzerland.
Mombelli is a N.R.F Rated Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Join us for a night of world-class music in Gallery 8, with the option of a dinner before the show at The Skotnes Restaurant.

Tickets cost R500 for the show, including dinner.
Tickets cost R200 for the show only, excluding dinner.
Dinner commences at 18:00 sharp, and the show starts at 20:30.
General Members and Art Club Members get 10% discount on dinner tickets.
All tickets are inclusive of admission to our galleries which can be enjoyed from 17:00.
Contact events@norvalfoundation.org or click below to book tickets


December 8
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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