A Self-taught percussionist and guitarist, Tetu Shani got accepted in 2014 to the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a scholarship to study Performance. He, however, turned it down desiring to be a part of the musical renaissance happening in Nairobi and to build up the local music scene.
He is an award winning singer-songwriter who currently describes his sound as Urban Folk, which is a blend of American folk, Afro-pop and folkloric rhythms from Kenya. He was nominated for East African Male Musician of the year 2016 at the Kenya Buzz Awards, and is a silver award winner at the the 2017 edition of the Global Music Awards for his song “Samalina.”
He was inspired to start writing and performing his own material after meeting Jonathan Butler privately(Grammy nominated jazz artist) at the 2015 Safaricom Jazz Festival in Nairobi. Since then, he has become an international performing artist playing shows in Ethiopia, Uganda and Zanzibar as well as sharing the stage with artists such as Sekou Kouyate from Guinea Conakry, Nneka from Nigeria, Toya Delazy from South Africa and Grammy nominee and UK recording artist Joss Stone.
- J’s Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner.
- The number for reservations is 0707612585.
- J’s Westlands is a 23 years and older venue.
- The show starts promptly at 8pm so tables are held till 8pm after which they are opened to other customers.