The Team

 WERNER SPIES

Werner completed his B.Tech: Music at T.U.T in 2007. He is a sought after free-lance musician, working with the likes of Nataniel, Phat Brass Big Band, Jannie du Toit & Christa Seyn, Anna Davel, Albert Frost, Charl du Plessis, Jak de Priester and the Radio Kalahari orkes, to name but a few. His creative style of playing can be heard om albums of various prominent South African artists and he is accomplished in all musical genres, including jazz, rock and Big Band.

One of the highlights was his contribution to the hugely successful theatre production, Chicago, showcased at Montecasino in 2008.

Werner is also part-time lecturer at the Tswane University of Technology and St. Johns College in Johannesburg


RUDINE GEER

Jazz Vocalist

Rudine Geer is one of the most promising upcoming vocalists in the country today. She covers a broad range of musical styles, from jazz to contemporary music and is comfortable working with solo accompanists, jazz trios, quartets, Big Bands and even a symphony orchestra.

She completed her studies in Jazz at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2007. While studying she performed and directed her first solo shows at the Centurion Theatre, in 2004 and 2005.

She was also a semi finalist in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship for Singers Competition in 2007, and a soloist with the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra in the same year.

Rudine is a sought after recording artist, doing session work for various artists and recording studios.


RYNIER PRINS

Classical & Jazz Guitarist

Previously a portrait artist and part time classical guitar teacher, Rynier went forward to study B.Tech: Music at the Tshwane University of Technology. He quickly became a sought-after freelance artist in Gauteng.

In 2006 Rynier recorded on the debut album of the Pretoria based Jazz-Rock/Ambient group Gordon’s Suitcase; as well as the subsequent tours to fesivals such as OppiKoppi, Aardklop, InniBos and the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. Rynier has since played with various bands and vocalists and also co-founded the 2+1 Trio with double bassist Werner Spies.

Seeking some adventure, Rynier decided to head for England in 2007. After living in the United Kingdom for a year, Rynier performed at the world famous Edinburgh Arts Festival as a solo classical guitarist and as a member of a guitar ensemble, The Accidentals. He also performed on a regular basis with local jazz musicians at Edinburgh’s only jazz club – The Jazz Bar.

Mr. Prins has returned to South Africa in late 2009. He teaches guitar part-time at both the Pretoria High School for Girls, as well as Tyger Valley College

He is also currently writing new music for his newly formed jazz trio.