Shamsi Music’s new album

Shamsi Music group on stage. PHOTO | COURTESY
Shamsi Music group on stage. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Just nine months ago, the name Shamsi Music barely registered a bleep among music fans.

Today, the band of young instrumentalists is winning over a growing following with their exciting performances of a vibrant sound centred on contemporary jazz with a rich variety of influences.

Not even in their loftiest dreams would this six-member group have imagined that they would get an opportunity to share the same stage with top international acts, notably the Grammy Award winning saxophonist David Sanborn.

They were one of three Kenyan bands that performed during the 2016/17 season of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival.