The Craft Quartet
Mike Campbell’s Craft Quartet is an ensemble comprised of four of Cape Town’s top jazz musicians, namely Amy Campbell (piano/vocals), Dan Shout (saxophone), Mike Campbell (bass) and Kevin Gibson (drums).
The Craft Quartet performs a mix of classic Jazz Standards, South African jazz, Latin Jazz and light pop classics and has performed for several years at the Kirstenbosch Craft Market, as well as at several corporate functions and events.
Mike Campbell is famous in Cape Town for starting the Jazz Studies programme at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town after returning from studying and playing bass at the University of North Texas in the U.S.A. in 1989. He also conducts the Mike Campbell Big Band and has directed, recorded, produced, composed and arranged for the biggest artists in South Africa, as well as festivals, corporate events, shows, TV and radio over the span of his career.
Amy Campbell is one of Cape Town’s top jazz vocalists, having graduated cum laude from the University of Cape Town, with a BMus majoring in Jazz Singing. She is an internationally acclaimed vocalist and has toured Sweden, Italy, Namibia and Australia in her professional capacity and performs as a featured artist with Moonshine, the Mike Campbell Big Band, the Murray Buitendag Quartet and the Craft Quartet to name a few.
Kevin Gibson is arguably the best drummer in South Africa with a career that spans more than three decades, playing with the top artists in almost every genre in the industry. His versatility, skill, experience and professionalism have made him the first call drummer for some of the biggest festivals, performances, concerts, studio sessions, corporate events and tours within South Africa and abroad.
Dan Shout is a respected, sought-after saxophonist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed and/or recorded in over 30 countries across five continents with the likes Johnny Clegg, Mike Campbell, Darryl Andrews, Winston Mankunku, Gordon Vernick, AJ Brown, Per Thornberg, Nils Landgren, Paul Booth, Dave O’Higgins, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes and Jean-Marie Ecay to name a few.