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Norval Concerts: Reza Khota Quartet

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Norval Foundation’s Concert Series is proud to present: The Reza Khota Quartet
The Reza Khota Quartet launched their debut album: “Transmutation” in 2014.

Gwen Ansell writes in her review:  “Unifying all these tracks are their melodic motifs, submerged and re-emerging alchemically altered, speaking in different voices — just like the title says. But it’s much more fun than that suggests, and definitely an album of the year.”

The foursome who are comprised of Jonno Sweetman: Drums, Shane Cooper: Bass, Buddy Wells: Sax and Reza Khota: Guitar, are well established musicians in the SA music scene. Together the band conjures an otherworldly sonic realm, pulsating and grooving deep, as if in a ritual dance. The rite is punctuated by rock tinged guitar tones and dense woven harmony.

Their connection in the musical moment feels telepathic. Committed to the journey within, this music is beyond notions of what jazz is or should be. Beyond the contrivances of nationalism and South Africanism. It is connected to the ancient, universal beat of existence.

“Khota delivers laser-focused solos that give off searing heat.” Dan Bilawsky – All About Jazz

“Khota is a soaring and stinging player.” Don Albert – Artslink.co.za

“Hearing Khota searching for a segue between the rhythm and the melody, by modulating his solos into ecstatic micromodal improvisations on lengthy 10-minute plus compositions such as Eclipse, Contact and Freedom’s Dance, is nothing short of sublime.” Miles Keylock – Mail & Gaurdian


Join us for a night of South African Jazz 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.

Contact events@norvalfoundation.org or click below to book tickets





The Norval Foundation Concert Series is brought to you in partnership with Eastern Acoustics, who provide a masterful audio and visual experience.

For more information go to www.easternacoustics.co.za

Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos supply each concert with exclusive Fazioli pianos.

Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos has been selected by Fazioli as their sole dealer for South Africa, and offers this new benchmark instrument to musicians and piano buyers, as well as for performances at Norval Foundation. 

For more information go to www.ianburgess-simpson.com


July 27
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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