Dan Shout is a respected, sought-after jazz musician 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 25 countries across five continents. A few of his career highlights include performing with the South African National Youth Jazz Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague with Carlo Mombelli (2004), playing with the combined University of Cape Town/University of Kwazulu-Natal Jazz Octet lead by Darius Brubeck and Mike Rossi at the I.A.J.E. in Long Beach, California (2005), a multitude of national and international performances with Johnny Clegg, including the Soccer World Cup in Germany (2006); Rugby World Cup in France (2007); Nelson Mandela's 46664 Concert at Ellis Park (2007); Festival Rhythm Africaine in Bastille, Paris for Bastille Day (2007); with Juluka and Savuka for the Johnny Clegg 30th Anniversary Concerts (2010); Festival Paleo in Nyon, Switzerland (2010); the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada (2012); meeting and performing for the Prince and Princess of Monaco at the Monaco Opera House (2012); the Johnny Clegg “Human” tours to Australasia, France, U.S.A. and Canada (2011 and 2012).
Other highlights include performing as part of the stage band for the annual Bidvest Corporate Event at the Sandton Convention Centre conducted by Brian Schimmel and James Bassingthwaighte (2013); with trumpeter, Gordon Vernick (U.S.A.), at the Mahogany Room and The Crypt jazz clubs in Cape Town (2013/2014); with singer/saxophonist, AJ Brown (U.K.) at the Nassau Centre (2014); with double bassist, Yuri Goulabev (Russia), pianist, Mario Zara (Italy), and drummer, Jonno Sweetman (S.A.), at the Nassau Centre (2014); at the Presidential Inauguration Cultural Concert at the Union Buildings in Pretoria (2014) and with Maria Schneider and Ensemble Denada at Victoria Jazz Club in Oslo and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (2014).
Dan has a Masters Degree With Distinction in Jazz Performance & Jazz Analysis. In addition to his work as a session musician, he is a part-time lecturer at the South African College Of Music at the University of Cape Town (saxophone, jazz styles & analysis and ensemble), and presents workshops at conferences, festivals and music clinics.