Kesivan & The Lights
Jazz / DSG Hall

Known for his dynamic performances and fiery energy on stage, Kesivan Naidoo has had a professional jazz career of nearly three decades in which he has forged a network that extends across the globe and covers an eclectic range of musical influences. He hails from East London, Eastern Cape, where he fell in love with jazz at the age of 10 and started performing professionally at 14. His music is rooted in the art of improvisation, in expression and of radical invention – and most importantly, in listening. This year he brings a version of The Lights filled with powerful individuals all ready to listen to each other and explore each other’s music; each of them attended the NYJF as a teenager and has now become a leader in the industry!

Production Credits

Kesivan Naidoo (drums)

Sisonke Xonti (sax)

Darren English (trumpet)

Kyle Shepherd (piano)

Benjamin Jephta (bass)

And guest Khaya Mthembu-Salter (guitar)


This project is supported by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.

  • Venue: DSG Hall
  • Location: Diocesan School for Girls
  • Ticket price: ZAR 140.00
  • Programme type: National Jazz Festival
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 70 mins
  • Ages: ALL AGES

There are no performances for this show.