Addison Frei SA Tour
|When:||Friday, 07 April 2017 - Friday, 07 April 2017|
|Where:||Braamfontein Campus East
Wits Great Hall
|Cost:||Online = R 80.00; discount (students/pensioners) = R 55.00 Box-office = R 85.00 - See more at:|
The New York based pianist will be performing at the Great Hall for one night only.
The New York based pianist has won first prize in several competitions, including the 2016 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida and the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, where he was noted as the youngest competitor.
He has toured and recorded in a duo setting alongside Manhattan Transfer co-founder, Janis Siegel.
In New York, Frei has held residencies at the Kitano, the Cell Theatre and Somethin’ Jazz, and performed at venues such as Minton’s, Birdland, Cornelia St. Café, Pangea and Rockwood Music Hall, among others. He has served as musical director of B-Side Productions’ Adding Machine and The Wild Party.
Frei also headlined the 2015 Wichita Jazz Festival, brought his group to the Dallas Museum of Art and joined vibraphonist Christian Tamburr at the Lied Center of Kansas. Frei’s acclaimed compositions have earned him invitations to Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and Generations International Jazz Festival’s Workshop.