Reza Khota performs with a distinct voice, musicality and technical facility that recalls the rich history of the guitar. Performing regularly at festivals such as the Joy of Jazz Festival and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, he is the composer and guitarist for the crossover band Babu. In 2008, Babu released their debut album Up Roots, which was nominated by the Mail and Guardian as one of the top 20 SA albums of the decade. The band has since been nominated for two SAMA awards and conducted successful tours in locally and to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Khota currently plays with South Africa's leading Jazz musicians in bands such as Kesivan and the Lights, who played to a standing ovation at New Yorks prestigious Carnegie Hall in October 2014, as well as the Shane Cooper Quintet, who’s album “Oscillations” received widespread praise from local and international press. In addition the artist leads a quartet featuring Jonno Sweetman, Shane Cooper and Buddy Wells.
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