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Title
Avalonia
Performer
Harmen Fraanje  (piano) Clemens Van der Feen  (contrabas) Michael Moore (NL) (saxofoon;klarinet) Flin/van Hemmen  (drums)
Publisher
Challenge, 2010
1 cd
Playing time
01:13:43
EAN
0608917015423
CDR
JE31813
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Harmen Fraanje

Harmen Fraanje (born 23 January 1976 in Roosendaal, Netherlands) is a Dutch jazz pianist and composer. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

Career

Pianist and composer Harmen Fraanje was born in Roosendaal, The Netherlands in 1976. As a teenager he found a lot of inspiration during his weekly meetings with his piano teacher Frank Jansen, his art teacher Frans Stohr and blues guitarist Ralph de Jongh.

During his study Piano Jazz and Improvised Music at the conservatories of Tilburg and Utrecht (teachers Willem Kühne and Bert van den Brink) Harmen was recognized as being a versatile pianist by musicians like trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and saxophonist Mete Erker, who both asked Harmen to join their groups.

Around this time bassplayer Hein van de Geyn offered Harmen to release an album for his label Challenge Jazz. Harmen recorded his debut album Sonatala with Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras, Fre…Read more on Wikipedia

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