Paiste Artist Since
Three Mo' Tenors
„Whether in Avery Fisher Hall, Wolf Trap, the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Ronnie Scotts in London, on your wedding gig, or in your own garage, Paiste has the right voices for your needs. When non-drummers come to you and compliment your cymbals, that about says it all!“
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Sipho Kunene was born in Cape Town, South Africa and now calls New York City home. He has lent his skills to a diverse assortment of musical situations over the course of his career. Sipho spent many years with keyboard phenom Matthew Whitaker’s trio doing tours both in the USA and abroad. The group performed at various jazz clubs, concerts, and festivals including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Atlanta Jazz Festival and many others both domestically and internationally. He has toured and recorded with South African legends trumpeter Hugh Masekela and South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, done a six year stint with Harry Belafonte and worked with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the amazing acapella group which was part of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ tour. Sipho has also been the pulse behind such artists as Jennifer Holiday, Ben E. King, The Harlem Gospel Choir and others. He was drummer for the hit musicals "Three Mo' Tenors", and “Cookin’ at the Cookery” as well as for the landmark Carnegie Hall production “Black Stars of the Great White Way”. Sipho continues to tour extensively and teach privately.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.