Harmen Fraanje (1976) is a pianist, composer and educator from the Netherlands. He leads and co-leads several projects like his solo project, trio Reijseger Fraanje Sylla, a quartet with Magic Malik, Brice Soniano and Toma Gouband, a duo with Anton Goudsmit and a new quartet with Fredrik Ljungkvist, Clemens van der Feen and Tristan Renfrow. These groups mostly perform original works with a lot of space for improvisation.
Canadian jazz pianist Lucas Dann was born in Toronto in 1997. Lucas’ early studies were at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music and the Humber College Jazz school. Subsequent influences include time spent with jazz icon Fred Hersch in New York City and Harmen Fraanje, with whom he is studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he is in the final year of a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance. Lucas’ influences include: Thelonious Monk, J.S. Bach, Keith Jarrett, Harmen Fraanje, Brad Mehldau, and many more.
American Songbook and Thelonius Monk
Patrons of the Dann Family:
Wayne and Nancy Treitz