Gregory Franz
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Where are you located?
Strandfontein, Cape Town, South Africa
Tell us a little about your background...
jazz lover, nature lover
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
friend
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://capetownnatural.blogspot.com

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Gregory Franz left a comment for Hotep Idris Galeta
"Rest In Peace Hotep Idris Galeta. Professor Hotep Idris Galeta"
Nov 4, 2010
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Jan 1, 2010
Gregory Franz left a comment for Gabriela Anders
"Hi Gabriela, Welcome to The Jazz Network. You will not believe your popularity here in South Africa. We would like to see you perform here in Cape Town. Regards Gregory /\/*****\/\"
Mar 23, 2009
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Kyle Shepherd - fineART

Kyle Shepherd is one of the New Generation of South African musicians.He recently launched his debut cd titled, "fineART" in January 2009. Please visit his website at http://www.kyleshepherd.co.za/
Mar 17, 2009
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"ok, thanks greg!"
Feb 28, 2009
Gregory Franz left a comment for jackie
"Hi Jackie, it is so easy to get a website, start a blog. Regards Gregory /\/*****\/\"
Feb 28, 2009
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"my dear friend! thank you for the lovely mail! was it full moon??? I still miss cape town so much! wish you a wonderful day,s."
Feb 25, 2009
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"Hi Sahrin, Thank you for the comments. The path up Lions Head is calling you. Take care. Warm Regards Gregory /\/*****\/\"
Feb 24, 2009

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Gregory Franz, Cape Town, South Africa

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PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION- There are other worlds outhere they never told you about - an all round freeform sound cocktail

Marimba Extravaganza

Did you know that Cape Town is also known as the "Marimba Capital" of South Africa.

Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenidos, Bem-vindo, Welkumme, Welkom, Velkomen, Välkommen, Witajcie, Tervetuloa, Emukela, Siya namkela nonke, Salam alaikum, Dobro pozhalovat', Foon ying, Yo koso, Huan ying, Benvenuti...Peace, Love, Respect...

Grab a chair, you can stand or sit on the paving. Let's listen to the music, chat..., share ideas, views, cultures, music and friendship.

"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk

My Calendar

What Am I Listening

  • Emily Bruce - This Love We Share
  • Harold Jefta & The Ghoema Kings - THE AMAZING CAPE TOWN GHOEMA VOLUME 2
  • Kenny Barron - WHAT IF?
  • Kenny Barron Trio - Live At Bradley's II The Perfect Set
  • Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Plantation Lullabies
  • PAPO VAZQUEZ - AT THE POINT V. ONE
  • Paul Hanmer - Trains To Taung
  • Ray Brown Trio - Seven Steps To Heaven
  • Tete Mbambisa - Did You Tell Your Mother
  • The Five Corners Quintet - Chasin' The Jazz Gone By
  • Viva Cubop 3

Links

The District Six Museum
Monday Night Jazz Jam
music.org.za
All About Jazz
Arne Hiorth
Open Source with Christopher Lydon
the nine planets

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Reading Jazz
Besides the free mp3’s and the music videos available on the internet, there is plenty of reading material available. Here you will find links to a few online/downloadable books, magazines and guides:
A History of Jazz Music (Most Chapters available)
A Jazz Improvisation Primer
All About Jazz – New York
Jazz Improv Magazine Jazz Guide
JazzEd Magazine
Playback Magazine (Covering music from classical to jazz to rock, movies, books and hardware)
If you have more, let us list it here and share it.

find out more about Kalk Bay and taste some traditional Cape dishes to Cuban cuisine


Little Sunflower you will bloom forever. Go Well Freddie Dewayne Hubbard

Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard passed away on Monday, December 29, 2009.

Go Well Bheki Mseleku

It is with much sadness that we heard about the passing of a great artist, Bheki Mseleku on 8 September 2008.

South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Z Pallo Jordan on the death of African piano maestro, Bheki Mseleku

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At 11:59am on February 28, 2009, jackie said…
ok, thanks greg!
At 5:19am on February 25, 2009, sahrin rezai said…
my dear friend!
thank you for the lovely mail!
was it full moon???

I still miss cape town so much!

wish you a wonderful day,s.
At 2:15pm on February 24, 2009, Anita Wamuyu said…
beautiful i felt like i was in south africa for a minute im lovingyour horn players and vocal harmonies... keep in touch im loading my site... very soon
love and light
anita
At 11:26am on February 22, 2009, sahrin rezai said…
hello my dear friend!

how are you???


beautiful pictures!!!!

love from berlin,s.
At 1:10pm on January 21, 2009, Denise Jannah said…
Thanks, I'll let you know for sure!
I'm going to try to make it again this year. If you have any suggestions or contacts, please let me know, I would appreciate that a lot!
At 7:40am on January 21, 2009, Denise Jannah said…
Hi Gregory,
It's been several years since I performed in Cape Town at the Cape Town Festival. My last gigs in SA were 2 concerts last August '08 at the Joy of Jazz Festival in Jo'burg, and one in Krugersorp, September 1st. Both with my quintet. Ek es baie lief vir jou mooie land, been there 7 times now! Peace,
Denise
At 3:01am on January 16, 2009, claude cozens said…
thanks greg! ja, sorry about leaving so suddenly, we both didnt realize how soon the flight is, i was having such a good time i didnt want to go back. but ill see you soon again.

this network is lekka,
peace claude
At 10:11pm on January 14, 2009, JazzHip said…
Great Talent!

"Close Up 2 Smooth Jazz" Concert Series a television show featuring today's upcoming smooth jazz artist, hosted and interviews by Frank Goss III of Close Up 2 Jazz: Smooth Jazz Club in Chicago.

The Concert Series premieres in the Spring of 2009...subscribe to the tv pilot video on youtube and leave a comment.


www.closeup2jazz.com
At 8:21pm on November 26, 2008, Maki Mototsu said…
Hi Gregory,

Thank you very much for your kind and warm comment.
I just found this site, and I already love it!!
As per your message, I'll find out to post some of track,
but it'll take a while, but please come back!!
At 7:46am on October 24, 2008, JO TONGO said…
Hi Gregory
Thx 4 your friendship
All the best
JO TONGO
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Pan African Space Station

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

Hey Cape Town, Wake Up! It is happening right on our doorstep.



The Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a 4-day music intervention from October 1-4, 2008 across Cape Town. The festival, curated by Ntone Edjabe and Neo Muyanga, is presented by the Africa Centre with the support of Spier.



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Go Well Bheki Mseleku

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 11:44am 0 Comments

It is with much sadness that we heard about the passing of a great artist, Bheki Mseleku on 8 September 2008.

South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Z Pallo Jordan on the death of African piano maestro, Bheki Mseleku
 
 
 

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