Cape Town’s premiere art bar & music venue, Blah Blah Bar plays host to an incredible showcase featuring three of South Africa’s most respected multi-instrumentalists – all on one stage for only one night on Thursday, 25 August in Kloof street.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Hilton Schilder was born into a musical family in Lotus River, Cape Town. He is the son of esteemed South African jazz pianist Tony Schilder (1937-2010) and nephew of Chris Schilder of Cape Town’s groundbreaking jazz-fusion group of the 1970s, Pacific Express. He was given his first instrument, a drum, at the age of three.Hilton’s musical trajectory has taken him through a variety of groups and collaborations in the capacity of both a composer and a performer. He partnered with Mac McKenzie in the mid-80s to form the Genuines, a rock outfit that channelled the folk music of the Cape through punk. The band’s first two releases on the Shifty label tethered them to the broader Voëlvry movement and cemented their legacy in the history of South Africa’s alternative music scene.
Mark Fransman is a multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer from Cape Town. Mark has performed at most of South Africa’s prestigious Jazz and World Music festivals as well as in Europe including Euro De Afrique Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and the Swedish Jazz Celebration.
Claude Cozens is fast establishing himself as one of South Africa’s most sought-after drummers. Known for his distinctive, open-style percussive drumming technique, he is also a talented pianist, composer and drum tutor. Apart from leading his own Trio, Cozens’ compelling energy and inventiveness has seen him perform with a wide array of creative artists locally and abroad. In a major pioneering innovation in drum design, Kyle Shepherd and Claude Cozens designed and built what is believed to be the world’s first complete Ghoema Drum Kit! The Drum Kit was launched at the world première of Shepherd’s ‘Xamissa’ project at Festival d’Automne à Paris, in France.
Date: Saturday, 25 August
Venue: Blah Blah Bar
Address: 84 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tickets: R80.00 pp
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