Legendary Cape Town composer and jazz pianist, formerly known as Chris Schilder, will perform at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre featuring BUDDY WELLS on soprano and tenor sax; LIONEL BEUKES on bass; and LIAM WEBB on Drums.

FRIDAY, 27th MAY 2016 @ 8pm

D6M Homecoming Centre, 15 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Cost: R120 (all early bird tickets are bought)

For more information and reservations contact Mirza Parker: +27764157244


‘From where I am sitting’: Supper Club with Trevor Jones

The 2016 series of District Six Museum ‘Tafel Conversations’ is called ‘From where I am sitting.’

Thursday 31 March 2016: ‘From where I am sitting’: supper and conversation with Trevor Jones

As a young boy in District Six, Trevor Jones spent many hours in the local bioscopes and was even known to bunk school in order to feed this passion.
As a famous Hollywood film score composer, he remembers these early days when he believes his love of film and music was born. As a young man he won a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied composition, orchestration, conducting, piano and organ. His list of films scores is impressive. They include Notting Hill, Mississippi Burning, Arachnophobia, The Last of the Mohicans, Richard III and GI Jane, amongst others.
We are privileged to have Trevor Jones as our first Supper Club guest for 2016 who will share his story at the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre on Thursday 31 March at 18h00.
Tickets for the event which includes a three-course meal, is R 150. Bookings can be made via Webtickets (www.webtickets.co.za) or by calling Zahra Hendricks on 021 4667200 or emailing her on reception@districtsix.co.za

Cape Flats Film Festival: 16th – 23rd August 2015


SUNDAY, 23rd August 2015

11h00 – 19h00

Cape Flats Uprising aims to change the stereotypes that people have of the Cape Flats that strips vulnerable communities of their humanity. The film festival will therefore show positive documentaries and stories from the community with the community during the month of August. The aim is to highlight the many amazing people from the Cape Flats to change the lasting perception that was created by Apartheid to vilify the masses. The central message of this festival is that ‘Change begins with US!”

Cape Flats Film Festival Part 1 (The Winter / Indoor Screening) will run from the 16th August and end at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre with an ‘Awards event’ on the 23rd August.

Screenings will take place in the following areas:

Follow the festival on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1602973716650302/ for updates.

Sunday, 16th August – Ocean View
Monday, 17th August – Fairmount High
Tuesday, 18th August – Langa
Wednesday, 19th August – Mitchell’s Plain
Thursday, 20th August – Gugulethu
Friday, 21st August – (tbc) Bonteheuwel
Saturday, 22nd August – New World Foundation, Lavender Hill
Sunday, 23rd Aug 2015 – Finale at District Six Museum Homecoming Centre

Pictures below:

Left: learners at Fairmount High School, Grassy Park with a performer from the Cape Flats Hip Hop and dance crew, Mixed Mense. Right: Learners at Surrey Primary, Athlone discussing the movie ‘Afrikaaps’ with Emile Jansen of ‘Heal the Hood’.



Tone Talk session with Feya Faku and Buddy Wells


Dre & Chan Music Productions present Tone Talk Sessions at the District Six Museum HOMECOMING CENTRE, 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Saturday, 13th December 2014 from 10.30am – 12pm

Free admission and CD’s on sale!

Join us in conversation with renowned SA musicians Feya Faku (trumpet) and Buddy Wells . Find out about their journey PIONEERING THE DREAM in music, working and composing for musicians around the world and their heart for the up and coming generation of gifted youth. Young saxophonist, Charl Clayton will also be featured.





SOUTH AFRICAN / NORWEGIAN ACOUSTIC JAZZ COLLABORATION TO TOUR SOUTH AFRICA AND NORWAY 2014/2015 featuring Award-Winning SA Jazz Pianist Andre Petersen and acclaimed Norwegian Saxophonist and Educator Morten Halle, with special guests Feya Faku (trumpet), Mihi Matshingana (voice/poetry) & Kevin Gibson (drums)

Norwegian saxophonist and music Professor, MORTEN HALLE, has been an important part of the Norwegian Jazz community for the last few decades.

Described by Norwegian press as “always exhibit[ing] an original voice”, Halles Komet is the collaborative effort of Halle and acclaimed SA jazz pianist, Andre Petersen. Together with gifted double bassist Edvard Askeland, and the young tour de force drummer Torstein Lofthuis, this project has recorded the highly acclaimed album, HALLES KOMET, on the Curling Legs record label (2007).

Sonically imbuing nuances of acoustic, eclectic, and modern jazz with local music influences from the Cape to Nordic cultures, this group presents an intelligent and engaging musical conversation of worlds far and intimately close to the language of jazz improvisation.

In addition to acclaimed performances at Bergen Jazz Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and Standard Bank Grahamstown Jazz Festival, this group has also performed at concert halls in Sweden and Norway.

For the District Six Museum’s prestigious 20th Year concert celebration, the ensemble will be joined by iconic jazz trumpeter Feya Faku, rising star Mihi Matshigana (poetry/vocals) as well as well known master drummer Kevin Gibson.

This modern jazz concert is sure to be a memorable one – rich in storytelling, and sharing in musical traditions that span between two continents and hundreds of years. The occasion also brings together the celebration of hope, reconciliation and reflection as we celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the museum, 20 years of South African democracy and 200 years of Norwegian independence.






“There is absolutely no language problems between these representatives of the areas around the North and South Pole. “Halles comet” is a shining example that jazz is a universal language and it is hoped that the public both in Norway, South Africa and elsewhere in the world will have the pleasure of hearing this band “.

Tor Hammerø  [Norwegian Jazz critic]

 “It is a great joy to notice Petersen’s roots and exceptional piano playing…” 

Nettavisen  [Norwegian Press]

 “Halle has always exhibited an original voice and he does so again in every way together with the others in this special quartet”.

 Nettavisen   [Norway Press]


Concert venue : The District Six Museum, 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Friday, 12th December 2014

Dre & Chan Music Productions

Telephone: +27603537852

Email Address: dreandchan@gmail.com

Tickets:  R 120 (available by calling above or visit the Webtickets website)

About the artists

Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, educator and entrepreneur Andre Petersen is based in Cape Town. He holds celebrated performances with leading international jazz artists in Europe, and the United States of America such as with Grammy award-winning artists Stefan Harris, David Liebman, Marcus Strickland, Zap Mama and others. Petersen has also played alongside acclaimed local artists such as Winston Mankunku, Feya Faku, Robbie Jansen and others. Andre is currently lecturing part-time at the University of Stellenbosch in Jazz Theory and Jazz Piano. He is CEO of the music production company Dre & Chan Music Productions. Petersen is recipient of the 2009 SAMRO International Scholarship Award, and the Oppenheimer (2010) and Vuya Foundation (2011) Awards.

Professor of saxophone, Morten Halle has worked with Europe’s finest and most established jazz artists in the Oslo Jazz scene, appearing on releases by Helge Iberg (1997), Jan Magne Førde (1998), Jan Eggum (1999), Marianne Antonsen (2000), and  Jørun Bøgeberg (2006). Halle has written music for film, theater and ballet, as well as commissioned work for the Døla Jazz Festival in 1992. He has also composed music to the lyrics of Jesper Halle, performed by Jonas Fjeld and Sidsel Endresen (1988). He remains a prominent figure in modern Norwegian jazz. Among his album releases include Alle tre (1995), and The Eagle’ (1995), with the Halle/Eberson Quartet. Lately he leads his own trio with Anders Jormin and Svante Henryson, and the Morten Halle Quartet with Edvard Askeland, Torstein Lofthus and SA pianist, Andre Petersen. Halle is a partner in the label Curling Legs (1992–), Associate Professor at the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, and former Chairman of TONO.