Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer, and producer from Cape Town, South Africa. Oscillations, with his quintet, is due to be launched on August 22, 2013 at Cape Town's Mahogany Room. In 2012, he was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz. Has he been a member of Babu (SAMA Nominee) and Closet Snare. He continues to work with the Kyle Shepherd Trio (SAMA Nominee) and the Reza Khota Quartet. He has also worked with Zim Ngqawana
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How would you describe the state of jazz today?
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Audiences with open ears and venues with a focus on listening.
What is in the near future?
I'm currently promoting my new album Oscillations, which will be for sale online soon. I also have shows planned with my quintet around South Africa in the coming months. Aside from playing, I am also writing new material for some new projects next year and I'll be working on the score for a new film at the end of the year.