HALLES KOMET at District Six Museum’s 20 Year Concert Celebration

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“HALLES KOMET” 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)

Halles Komet will perform at District Six Museum's 20th Anniversary Concert with special guests Feya Faku (trumpet), Mihi Matshingana (voice/poetry) & Kevin Gibson (drums).
Halles Komet will perform at District Six Museum’s 20th Anniversary Concert with special guests Feya Faku (trumpet), Mihi Matshingana (voice/poetry) & Kevin Gibson (drums).

For the District Six Museum’s prestigious 20th Year concert celebration, the HALLES KOMET ensemble will be joined by iconic jazz trumpeter FEYA FAKU, rising star MIHI MATSHINGANA (poetry/vocals) as well as 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.

ABOUT HALLES KOMET:

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 and Director of the Oslo Jazz Festival EDVARD ASKELAND, 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 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.

Tickets are R120.00 per person and available at the door. This concert is possible thanks to the support of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.

PERSONNEL:

MORTEN HALLE:                     SAX
ANDRE PETERSEN:                 PIANO
EDVARD ASKELAND:              DOUBLE BASS
KEVIN GIBSON:                     DRUMS

SPECIAL GUESTS: FEYA FAKU (TRUMPET) & MIHI MATSHINGANA (VOICE/POETRY)

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