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ERIK TRUFFAZ (article first published : 2002-02-21)

French trumpeter-composer, Erik Truffaz, already legendary player, will be touring in South African and Mozambican Alliances Franšaises in March with his new band, the Erik Truffaz Ladyland Quartet. This ensemble will feature guitarist Manu Codjia, bass player Michel Benitta and percussionist Philippe Garcia. They will present Mantis, the latest and fourth Erik Truffaz album released on Blue Note label.

Truffaz is a forward-looking musician. His combination of classic jazz and contemporary grooves (hip hop, drum 'n' bass, electro acoustic) come together to fine rhythmic effect. While still acknowledging a jazz past, he is obviously eager to explore new musical horizons.

He will perform in Durban at the Alliance Franšaise (date to be announced). More details from Muriel Bourgat, Alliance Franšaise du Cap, on 021 423-5699, fax 021 423-5704 or e-mail: afducap@iafrica.com




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