In mid-November we spent two days at One Big Room Studio. The dream team included Marc Duby on bass, Godfrey Mgcina on drums, and Ludwig Bouwer behind the desk.The new album will be out early 2019. Some of our most exciting material yet. be out in early 2019. Some of our most exciting material to date.Read the rest

After a friendship of several years, mutual admiration has brought a collaboration between South Africa’s favourite jazz duo and its favourite Afrikaans music sensation.

Tellinger & Fresk recently returned from a fantastic European tour and Joshua Na Die Reen recently cleaned up at the Ghoema Awards.
This unlikely team up is embarking on a series of performances and are also thrilled to introduce SPOORWEG, seven voices singing some of the most gorgeous music that you will forever be happy to have heard in such pure and righteous harmony.
This will certainly be an entertaining and unique presentation from three truly great musicians.… Read the rest

After a friendship of several years, mutual admiration has brought a collaboration between South Africa’s favourite jazz duo and its favourite Afrikaans music sensation.

Tellinger & Fresk recently returned from a fantastic European tour and Joshua Na Die Reen recently cleaned up at the Ghoema Awards.

This unlikely team up is embarking on a tour of the country over the next year and they will be starting right here at their favourite Pretoria venue, Laughing Chefs.

This will certainly be an entertaining and unique presentation from three truly great musicians. Please click on the poster below for details.… Read the rest

Laughing_Chefs_2_SeptSPOORWEG FINAL 101Looking forward to playing on home turf after our fantastic European tour, and bringing in plenty of newness. Very excited to be introducing a group of the nicest individuals, some of my former students, collectively known as Spoorweg. When they sing together, some of the most beautiful songs in the Afrikaans language, I’m always a bit happier than I was before. Big things ahead.http://www.laughingchefs.co.za 072 511 4946. R110 per person.… Read the rest

And…. back to Laughing Chefs, where we LOVE the vibe. Excellent food and wine. Attractive garden-like surroundings and a chance to have an intimate concert where our friends can see us, enjoy the food and drink and enjoy the music. If you haven’t been there before, now’s your chance! We start at 7:30 p.m. and the price for the show is a mere R110. reservations are advised: call 072 511 4946. See you there!

 

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Hello, fans of Tellinger and Fresk. Barbora and John will be performing at the Brazen Head Library in Sandton on Saturday, the 18. Check out the flier and the gigs page for more details!… Read the rest

Hello, fans of Barbora and John – We are leaving for a vacation/tour of the Cape tomorrow and we’d LOVE to see you at one of our gigs! Please click on the gigs page to find out details. Perigators, Slow Life Cafe and the Crypt. See you at one of these venues!… Read the rest

Tellinger and Fresk will be performing this coming Sunday the 30th of November at the Brazen Head in Sandton, just off of Grayston. 13h00 for 14h00. Cover only R80 per person! See you there!

Click on the photo to see the large version of the poster:

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Deuce_CoverThe long-awaited duo CD from Tellinger & Fresk, Deuce is almost released: it’s at the factory getting turned into something you can drop in a CD player. (They call it replication)

In the mean time, click just below the photo on the Home Page to hear some samples. Click to the right of the song title to reveal a playlist of two more song samples.

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The long-awaited intimate album by Tellinger and Fresk is in the final production stages, currently being mixed down by the formidable Ludwig Bouwer of One Big Room studios! We’re excited about the sound and the selection. Titled “Deuce,” this album features many of my original compositions as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. Watch this space for updates!… Read the rest

Greetings And welcome to my new website, courtesy of my son, Elvis. Hopefully more user friendly and accessible for a technophobe like me. After a spate of gigs and various professional activities I’ve thrown myself back into the academic year and am also slowly recording a studio album with my preferred pianist, John Fresk. This album will focus more on the songs, mostly simple piano and voice, quite a few new compositions from me and also some of our favourite covers. Carol King will not be ignored, although as usual jazz will be the prevalent feel. Watch this space.    Barbora

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