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25 Sep 2007

Mark Fransman - 'Akoustik,not'


Renowned pianist and producer Mark Fransman, winner of the prestigious SAMA awards will be returning to the popular jazz night with ' Akoustik,not' at Armchair Headset on Thursday 27th September 2007 to perform his new compositions.

Mark Fransman's musical career has developed into international status through frequent touring all over the world. This includes Euro De Afrique festival in Italy and North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Holland. Within music, he is a well known for his talents as a pianist, saxophonist and composer. His involvement with projects such as Tribe, Restless Natives, Strait and Narro and Bruce Muirhead Quartet are evidence of his ability and talent within South African music. The reviews he has received from this have been affirmative of his forte as Jazz Rendezvous stated: 'The man has a bright future on the jazz scene in South Africa but it is the world he needs to conquer because his talent is too large for one country'. Within music production Mark has also worked with various record labels and artists such as Moreira Chonguisa and Jimmy Dludlu on their albums, which later led him onto him winning 2 SAMA awards.

His performance at 'Armchair Headset is a unique opportunity to see Mark show his ability as a performer and a composer. All music performed on the night will be his original compositions with elements of jazz and free improvisation using Saxophone, Bass Clarinet and Eastern Gongs. He will be performing with Charles Lazar and Sean Johannes on Double Basses and Heinrich Goosen on Drums.

Armchair Theatre can be found at 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory. Doors open at 9.30pm and costs R30. For more information please
contact: Lee Thomson on 0827756868. To find out more about Mark Fransman please visit: www.myspace.com/markfransman

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