Artists Facts:

Nationality: South Africa
Artist Since:2011

Artist Bio:

Ivan Bell holds an honours degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Cape Town's College of Music. Over the years Ivan's musical career has seen him working in many different environments and genres from Jazz Trios and Big Band to Afro Cuban and other Latin styles, as well as R&B, Funk, Fusion, African rhythms, South African music, Flamenco, Reggae and Rock through to Classical and Orchestral appearances with Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras. Ivan has toured locally and internationally and played live and recorded on albums with Abdullah Ibrahim, Winston Mankunku, Tony Schilder and many other South African greats. He has also performed as drummer for the bands supporting Al Jerreau, Shakatak, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner during their tours of South Africa. He has also been involved in drums and music education for more than 20 years.