Performance Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Kesivan and The Lights

Zankel Hall
Kesivan Naidoo is one of the exciting leaders of the next wave of Cape jazz performers. A composer and drummer, Naidoo leads a fiery quintet that is equally exciting when playing a standard or an original composition, or covering an Ornette Coleman tune. Kesivan and The Lights make their New York debut in this concert.


  • Kesivan and The Lights
    ·· Kesivan Naidoo, Drums and Percussion
    ·· Justin Bellairs, Soprano and Alto Saxophones
    ·· Kyle Shepherd, Piano
    ·· Reza Khota, Guitar
    ·· Shane Cooper, Bass
  • with
    Feya Faku, Trumpet and Flagelhorn

Event Duration

The program will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


Kesivan and The Lights


UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

Lead funding for UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Mai Family Foundation, South African Tourism, and South African Airways.

UBUNTU is held in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa and the South African Consulate General in New York in celebration of 20 years of freedom and democracy.
This concert and The Shape of Jazz series are made possible by The Joyce and George Wein Foundation in memory of Joyce Wein.
This performance is part of The Shape of Jazz, and South Africa Festival.

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