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Jazz on Bree in association with Young Blood Art Gallery, Ovcorp Media & Entertainment & Music Exchange presents the last LEGENDS SERIES featuring composer and multi-instrumentalist, Hilton Schilder.

Hilton was born into a musical family in Lotus River, Cape Town. 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 alternate music scene.

Post-Genuines, Hilton immersed himself more deeply into jazz and was a member and contributing composer of Robbie Jansen’s Sons of Table Mountain. In the early 2000s, he performed with the Goema Captains of Cape Town and released his first solo album entitled No Turning Back on Mountain Records in 2003. He was the project leader of the South African/Swiss jazz ensemble Iconoclast in 2008.

After a few albums it’s the (Alternative – 2017) album compositions that gets the ear rejoicing and the soul fed.

When and where?

70-72 Bree Street
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town
South Africa

Sat 06 Oct 2018 at 7:30 PM (SAST)
Sat 06 Oct 2018 at 9:30 PM (SAST)

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Organiser details

Martin Myers

083 4484475