Fraanje Trio at Akbank Sanat
Pianist Harmen Fraanje takes the stage at Akbank Sanat. Fraange played at the North Sea Festival with his quartet (Nelson Veras, Hein van de Geyn and Matthieu Chazarenc) plus the Zapp Stringquartet (with Oene van Geel, Jasper le Clercq, Friedman Hitzer and Emile Visser). Harmen also has his own quartet with the Brazilian guitar player Nelson Veras, Hein van de Geyn on bass and the French drummer Matthieu Chazarenc. They released their first CD, Sonatala (Challenge Records) at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2003. Dutch newspaper NRC described the quartet as the “revelation” of the festival.
Over the last few years Harmen has been performing at festivals and clubs all over Europe, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Ethiopia, Kenya and Thailand. Last years he played on international festivals in Paris, Essen, Berlin, Roma, St Petersburg, Oslo, Bangkok, Cap Breton, Vienna, Kosice, North Sea and Budapest.