Friday Night Jazz – Candice Thornton & Heinrich Frans

09 February 2024
Makers Landing

Jazz music has been an integral part of social gatherings in South Africa, particularly in urban areas like Cape Town. It is weaved into the fabric of the city. Both food and jazz are platforms of expression linked to culture, history and commentary. At Makers Landing this Summer, we want to create a vibrant, intimate atmosphere that brings people together by converging live music and food resulting in an enjoyable multi-sensory experience.


Candice Thornton

A Cape Music Institute Alum where she received a diploma in vocals and music business, won the Open Mic Jazz competition hosted at Grandwest in 2012 had the opportunity to perform at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. She has worked hard to cement her place in the music industry. She has been dubed as a smooth velvety warm and sultry voice.

Singing for her started at home. Her love for music and singing has always run in her family. “We would get together as a family. Sing hymns together. We could cater for every voice from soprano, to bass to alto to tenor. And music was just something that connected with me. This passion I have for music, it really comes from my heart, from my soul. I sing and perform from a place of knowing how much I love music.”


Heinrich Frans 

HEINRICH FRANS entered the music industry as a professional singer – at the age of 11 – as a member of the, St. George’s Cathedral Choir. He soon became a member of both the, Tygerberg Children’s Choir and subsequently, the, Pro Cantu Youth Choir. These choirs toured extensively and competed both nationally and internationally. His career spans from solo performances with the, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (under the direction of, Bernard Gueller), live performances as lead and backing vocalist alongside, Allou April, Ernie Smith, Wanda Baloyi, The Camillo Lombard Collective, Mynie Grové and recording sessions as lead and backing vocalist alongside, Vusi Khumalo and Ivan Mazuze

Friday – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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