“His band ‘In with a Shout’, blew away all the cobwebs I had in my head straight into the ether.” Don Albert, Artslink.co.za.
“While many may not know him very well, this son of the Namibian soil has contributed greatly to the South African jazz scene and taking into consideration our own current situation when it comes to the genre, he can definitely be a great contributor – whether it is just by skills transfer or working with our own jazz acts to produce beautiful music.” Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, the Namibian Independent.
“Backing musicians Andy Innes (guitar), Barry Van Zyl (drums), Daniel Shout (keyboards and sax) and Trevor Donjeany (bass) ripped into the repertoire with the stealth precision of a commando unit, shifting with ease between the sweet chordal progression in the verses of Nyembezi to the song’s go-for-broke chorus. They sounded as happy to play the ska-inflected rhythm of Bullets For Bafazane as the almost Jethro Tull-style rock of the superb Third World Child.” Bernard Perusse, the Montreal Gazette.
“The other band members meshed well with Clegg as well. Innes often added taut, steely guitar lines that have been part and parcel of the sounds of Clegg’s various musical projects. Dan Shout also was standout on keyboards, but particularly his sax playing, which provided an added kick to the songs.” Jeffrey B. Remz, CountryStandardTime.com
Dan Shout is a respected, sought-after musician and jazz educator based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is most renowned as a session saxophonist and for his seven-year stint with Johnny Clegg. Dan has performed in over 30 countries across five continents and has played and/or recorded with the likes Johnny Clegg, Winston Mankunku, Gordon Vernick, Maria Schneider, Frode Nymo, Paul Booth, Bruce Cassidy, Marcus Wyatt, AJ Brown, the Edinburgh Festival Big Band, The Blues Broers, Robin Auld and The Rudimentals to name a few.
Some of his career highlights include performing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the Wigan International Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Montreal Jazz Festival, Soccer World Cup in Germany, Rugby World Cup in France, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Concert at Ellis Park, for the Prince & Princess of Monaco at the Monaco Opera House, Victoria Jazz Club in Oslo, for Bastille Day in Bastille, Paris, and for President Zuma’s Inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
In addition to performing, Dan is also a permanent part-time lecturer in jazz studies at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town. Click here to read more.