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Release date: 2017-01-01
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Marcel Dednam

Marcel Dednam finished his UNISA Gr 8 Practical in classical music and in 2014, he completed his B Tech in Jazz and Popular music. In 2016, he competed in the UNISA National Piano Competition and came third. In 2022 he participated in the Jannie Du Toit Nuwe Baadjie competition and received 2nd place for his arrangement. In 2019 he furthered his studies and completed his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. Marcel has played in “The Sound of Music”, “Legally Blond”, “Singing in the Rain”, “High School Musical” and “Godspell” and accompanied various, choirs, musical theatre and drama students. He has performed with musicians including Nataniël, Elvis Blue, Corlea Botha, Anna Davel, Coenie De Villiers, Jannie Du Toit, Leon Gropp, Justin Holcroft, Luke van der Merwe, Werner Spies, Peter Auret, Nell, Daniella Hart and many more.

He is currently lecturing jazz at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), teaching music at Pro Arte Music Academy, while also giving private jazz/classical piano lessons. He also enjoys doing arrangements for musicians, small groups and orchestras.

Marcel is actively composing and playing jazz performances around Pretoria and Johannesburg. In 2017 Marcel released his first jazz album titled “Bluebird”. In 2022 he released his single titled “Broken Branch”.

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