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Keenan Meyer

Keenan Meyer, live at the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music

Press release:

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents Johannesburg Born and raised pianist, Keenan Meyer on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 18:00.

This classically trained pianist, composer and scholar graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Music Degree in 2018. Meyer has had a lifelong relationship with music. His study of Impressionistic composers such as Ravel and Debussy combined with the melodic elegance of the Romantic style in Rachmaninoff’s music among others undeniably influenced his performance style and the composition of his own music.

Meyer developed a deeper connection to South African Jazz and Jazz icons specifically the tonal palette and spirituality of Abdullah Ibrahim’s music. His debut album is a deeply personal snapshot of Meyer’s journey thus far. It pays tribute to the music he grew up listening to, his travels around Asia and South America, South Africa’s musical traditions and ancestry, and the composers he has studied and loves.

The Alchemy of Living is Keenan’s debut album and was release 25 June 2021. The Alchemy of Living has gained national and international recognition and was at the number 1 spot on Apple Music’s Jazz chart on the weekend of its release. Keenan Meyer is a seasoned and sought-after performer and musician.

Gig listing:

Keenan Meyer

Doors Open: 17:30,

Show Starts: 18:00

Tickets: R100, pensioner tickets are R70 and student tickets are R40

This concert experience will have patrons transcending in their seats because of his diverse tonal palette and the soundscapes he is able to create with it. Booking is essential and needs to be done by 3pm Wednesday, 19 October 2022 at 18:00. Email zamat1@ukzn.ac.za to book.


Oct 19 2022


6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 19 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music


Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
University of KwaZulu-Natal, 238 Mazisi Kunene Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4041
Thulile Zama


Thulile Zama