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John FreskLocation: Based in Johannesburg
Grammy nominated John Fresk brings to his professional sphere a lifetime of musical experience as a pianist, producer, arranger, and composer. Originally from the USA, John complements his Classically training with popular, jazz and rock experience and sensibilities. His career spans twenty-five years of professional performance in all aspects: recording, concerts, receptions, weddings and other special events.
This Yamaha artist was nominated in the preliminary round of the Grammies for his work as a co-writer on the Northwest Dream Team's Heavenly Brother album. He's worked successfully with many corporate clients, including Nike, Intel, Boeing, Tektronix, Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Mentor Graphics, Freightliner, Qualcomm, The Portland Art Museum and many others.
Some of John's Jazz Concert Appearances:
- Performed at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival in 1989 and 1993
- Selected as a performer in "A Taste of Jazz," a workshop and benefit for The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival Scholarship Fund
- Tall Jazz Annual Christmas Concert Series, 1992- Present
- Featured artist, Jazz Society of Oregon Concert Series Finale
- Featured musician, The Byte of Oregon, 1998
Classical Concert Performances:
- Toured the Northwest with Coloratura Soprano Kelly Carroll as accompanist (primarily light opera and art songs)
- Featured soloist (twice) for Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" / Southwest Washington Symphony
Recording Experience & Discography:
- Piano and vocal demo with Bobby McFerrin - Resulting in Bobby's first major recording contract
- "Telephone Man" with singer Meri Wilson - Achieved "Gold Record" status and placed #17 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1977
- "Magic and Merriment" - Nationally distributed holiday CD produced by Nordstrom
- "Nordstrom Holiday Classics" - Nationally distributed holiday CD produced by Nordstrom
- "Fill Your Jukebox" - Compilation CD by NewTech Music
- "Keep On Walkin" radio single by KDB, a 10-piece funk band - Released nationally to more than 200 commercial radio stations. Within two weeks the single ranked #1 on the Gavin "Up and Coming" chart with 450+ plays a week nationally
- "Hangin' With My Baby" radio single by KDB
- "FunkSoulJazzPopLatinRock" by KDB
- "Y2KDB" and "Nuwanda's Trip" by KDB
- "RealGuide For RealJukebox" - Featured soloist on an Internet-distributed sampler by RealNetworks, Seattle, Washington
- "With A Christmas Heart" by saxophonist Patrick Lamb - all arranging and keyboard work - extensive radio airplay and national distribution
Thanks very much for the simple booking process from your side, and for providing us with a seriously accomplished performer in John. He exceeded our expectations and is a consummate professional. We all had a great time...if we have something similar in the future you can expect a call from us again. Please relay our gratitude to John for contributing to making my 50th such a special day for all of us.
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Typical Budget for John Fresk is
R2500 - R3500.
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