Seba Kaapstad has come alive in 2013, the year that Sebastian Schuster landed on the shores of Cape Town. Little did he know that the result of him spending a year in the „Mother City“ would have the effect of a lifetime. While Sebastian was applying himself to study at UCT, he worked with a number of talented musicians based in Cape Town. Later on in the year Sebastian began working with Zoe Modiga and Ndumiso Manana in an informal setting, jamming standards and rearranging songs of their choice. The more they worked together the more it seemed as though a deeper chemistry was being formed within the music. “I would like to record a project with you guys in Germany very soon. What do you think?”, with that simple statement Sebastian sparked a passion that would fuel him for the next few months, leading him to writing and organizing , focusing on what would be the eventual project called Seba Kaapstad.
After a few phone calls, emails, and more trips down to Cape Town from Seba the project began to take shape. Thereupon in 2016, the debut album "Tagore's" was released. For the new upcoming album, Philip Scheibel alias PHEEL joined the band as a producer and percussionist
2016-10-09 Musiktage, Weingarten, Germany 2016-10-10 Jazzclub Moods, Zürich, Switzerland 2016-10-15 Jazzclub Villingen, Germany 2016-10-23 Jazz u. Klassiktage, Tübingen Sudhaus, Germany 2016-10-27 Jazzclub Armer Konrad, Weinstadt, Germany 2016-10-28 IG Jazz Jazztage, Stuttgart Merlin, Germany 2016-10-29 Zehntscheuer, Ravensburg, Germany 2016-11-03 Eigenarten Festival, Hamburg, Germany 2016-11-05 Voices Festival, Ratingen, Germany 2016-11-23 Jazzclub "The Crypt", Cape Town, South Africa 2016-11-24 The Great Wizoo, Cape Town, South Africa 2016-11-25 Jazz In The Native Yard, Cape Town, South Africa 2016-11-27 Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, South Africa 2016-11-30 Orbit "Home Of Jazz", Johannesburg, South Africa 2016-12-03 Winnes, Johannesburg, South Africa 2016-11-04 Soweto Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa 2017-03-31 Schlosskeller, Jazztage Nürtingen, Germany 2017-05-28 MTN Bushfire Festival, Swaziland 2017-07-05 Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa 2017-07-11 The Orbit, Johannesburg, South Africa 2017-07-13 Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg, South Africa 2017-07-18 BW Jazz Award, Wilhelma Theater, Stuttgart, Germany 2017-08-25 Novilla, Berlin, Germany 2017-08-26 Jazzfest Brandenburg, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany 2018-03-19 Jazzfest Eberbach, Eberbach, Germany 2018-03-20 Jazzfestival Schwäbisch Hall, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany 2018-03-23 Internationale Theaterhaus Jazztage, Stuttgart, Germany Release Tour for the upcoming album is planned for 2019