Solo Acoustic Guitarist | African and Contemporary | Composer and Performer

past concerts

 2016 

26-30 January Akoustik Bamako – a festival of acoustic music in Bamako, Mali

7 February Christ Church Concert Series, Constantia, Cape Town (reserve seats for the concert by calling Jean weekday mornings 9am – 12 noon on 021 794 5051. Tickets are R100.)

13 February Straight No Chaser, Cape Town with Reza Khota

18 February Plet Music Festival in Plettenberg Bay

1 – 2 April Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Collab with Felix Laband and solo, Cape Town

United States May

6-8 May Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, US Pittsboro, NC

12-14 May The Green Space, WYNC Radio

14 May The Cloister New York Museum of Modern Art for NYCGF

UK June

3 June Songlines Encounters Festival with John Williams, King’s Place, London

4 June matinee at Kings Place with John Williams

9 June Wyeside Arts Centre Wales

10 June Theatre Mwyldn Wales info here

18 June Guitar Giants Johannesburg

5-7 August Rainforest Music Festival, Malaysia

20-27 July Guitar on the Sand, Gumusluk Festivation, Turkey

15 – London, UK Private Concert with Gerard Cousins 16 March London, UK with Tunde Jegede at SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE LONDON 17 March London, UK with John Williams and John Etheridge SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE  18 March London, UK SOAS with Lucy Duran: Presentation and Concert 19 March Brecon, Wales with Gerard Cousins   Christ College Memorial Hall

20 March Mwldan West Wales with Gerard Cousins

21 March Music on the Quantocks with Gerard Cousins

22 March Chester, UK Liverpool Guitar Society  with Gerard Cousins.

23 March Cambridge, UK ACE Foundation Bury Farm, Stapleford Workshop and Concert

25-28 March Fittja, Stockholm Sweden Workshops in Preparation for Cassette Locale

30 March New York, USA  Spectrum starts at 5pm

5 April New York, USA  Long Island Guitar Festival 3PM concert

5 April  Barbes 376 9th St., Brooklyn NY 11215 Tel #: 718-965-9177  8 PM

7 April New York Goldmark Recital Hall lecture and concert with Kathy Tagg and Avril Kinsey 11am.

SOUTH AFRICA MAY
9 May Vivaldi and Villa Lobos Guitar Concertos with the Brooklyn Theatre Chamber Orchestra
10 May Orbit Jazz Club Johannesburg
11 May Vivaldi and Villa Lobos Guitar Concertos with the Brooklyn Theatre Chamber Orchestra 3pm
11 May The Luck Bean in Melville solo set.
SWAZILAND

30 May – 3 June Malkerns, Swaziliand Bushfire Festival

VENICE / STOCKHOLM / BASEL

6 June – 7 September Venice, Italy Serra dei Giardini Installation Cassette Locale for Venice Architecture Biennale

9-12 June Stockholm workshops

12/14 June – Basel, Switzerland. TBC

SOUTH AFRICA

4/6 July Grahamstown National Arts Festival Main Festival

18 July Cape Town World Music Festival Cape Town City Hall

16 August Hidden City for City Soiree. Pledge Here

30 August Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival with Reza Khota

4 September Worcester Classical Guitar Society Recital

SWEDEN

14 September Cassette Locale (8 speaker sound installation) opens in Fittja Open in Stockholm, Sweden

USA

16 September Minneapolis, MN The Cedar concert & workshop Cedar Cultural Centre
17 September Cedar Rapids, IA Legion Arts
18 September Chicago DCA-The Hideout (Chicago World Music Festival)
19 September Chicago DCA-DePaul Univ Concert Hall (Chicago World Music Festival)
20 September Bloomington LOTUS Festival
21 September Bloomington LOTUS Festival 22 September…somewhere in NYC…email me if you want to come. info@derekgripper.com KZN SOUTH AFRICA 9 October KZN House Concert for Greg Lomas 10 October Alliance Française de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, corner Lilian Ngoyi (Windermere) Road, Morningside, Durban Bookings by Phone: 031 312 9582 or 11 October KZNSA Gallery 166 Bulwer Road Glenwood (pledges on City Soiree) NORWAY/SWEDEN/HOLLAND/ITALY 21 October AHA! Festival, Gothenberg

1 November Trondheim World Music Festival with Andreas Aase and Debashish Battacharya

2013

7th December The Art of the Guitar Concert Series – Alphen Centre, Constantia, Cape Town 7h30 pm – book tickets

City Soiree Secret Soiree with The Brother Moves On info

Sunday 10th and Monday 11th of November Lucky Bean Melville, JHB

Friday 8th of November King Kong double bill with Ashish Joshi and Steve Newman FB details here

1-3 November ABSA VUKA Pan African Music Festival 

11 October Big Names Exhibition Opening Greatmore Studios CT www.greatmoreart.org

5th of October Rocking the Daisies, Darling, Western Cape 13h30 Nu World Beat Barn

28 September Alive Café with croc E moses

11th September Performance at the Opening of William Kentridge Exhibition – New York

10th September DROM, New York

9th September East Village House Concert NYC

6 September ELLNORA GUITAR FESTIVAL Illinois, USA

20th August – Slave Church – Cape Town with Brother Moves On and Sannie Fox

10-16 August Gumusluk Festival (http://www.gumuslukfestival.org/) Koyunbaba, Turkey

with classical guitar legend Carlo Domeniconi (masterclasses and concert)

July 14th Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria 3 PM

July Residency at Botkyrka Kunsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

26 June Rust en Vrede, 10 Wellington Rd Durbanville, 19h00 R90 www.rust-en-vrede.com

30 May Elgin Old Station

23 May The Hub, Scarborough

9th May Elgin Old Station (SA) 18h30 contact: janetouwen@telkomsa.net

28 April Montessori Guitar Presentation at South African Montessori Association Conference Stellenbosch

25 April Mångkulturellt Centrum, Stockholm

22 April Montessori Guitar Workshop, Wicklow, ireland

19 April Candyland, Stockholm

18th April Workshop Presentation at Gauldal Folkehøgskole, Norway

17th April Antkvariatet, Norway small solo concert at 8pm with Andreas Aase

16th April Levanger, Norway Workshop and concert

13 April 2013 Botkyrka Kunstall and Stockholm, Sweden and Finnish Institute, Stockholm

works with visual artist Jania Ruscica

6 April Franschhoek

2 April Sunshine Music Conference Acoustic Stage 21h00The Assembly, Cape Town details

16 March FLAMJANGLED TEA PARTY www.theteaparty.co.za

23rd Feb  Swellendam for “One Night on Earth” In Aid of Cancer Association of South Africa

21st Feb The Hub Scarborough bookings: email:scarborough.hub@gmail.com or call 082 678 7771

 

Two shows on Sunday the 3rd of February in Gauteng! 15h00 at the Brooklyn Theatre info here

and I return to the fabulous Lucky Bean for an evening show starting, I think at 8PM info here

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thursday the 22nd of November

Tribute to Egberto Gismonti

The Mahogany Room

 

Saturday the 10th of November

Madosini and Derek Gripper

Cape Town Folk Music Festival

Silent Revolution Stage

The Assembly

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

Saturday 20 October

ALMA CAFE, Rondebosch

 

Thursday 18th October

The Hub Scarborough

to book email scarborough.hub@gmail.com

 

AUGUST 2012

 

Sunday 24th August

High Hopes, Greyton

 

Saturday 25 August

Tulbagh Spring Fair

Solo Performance at Saronsberg Theatre

R120 – 20h00

book 023 2301 782 or info@saronsberg-theatre.com

 

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of August

Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival 2012

Fugard Theatre

R160 per night

www.realwiredmusic.com

 

 

Thursday 9 August 12:00

Karoo Classique Festival in Outdshoorn – Baroque meets African Classical Music

Sonatas and Partitas of Js Bach and the complete works of Toumani Diabate

 

July

Sunday 15th of July

The Lucky Bean – Gauteng Launch of One Night on Earth

16, 7th Street, Melville 011 482 5572
info@luckybeanrestaurant.co.za R80 plus the cost of your meal – You have to book.

 

JUNE

 

Friday 29 June

The Sangha Spot

20h00

Price of your choice

20 Fraser Road Muizenberg

email derek@derekgripper.com to book (space is limited) view invite

 

MAY

Saturday 12th of May

Lauch of ONE NIGHT ON EARTH

Slave Church 40 Long street 8 PM Free show   May 2 and 5 HARARE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS Global Stage