Sunday Beats – Mark Fransman

Legendary Jazz Singer and Producer, Mark Fransman to entertain at Suncoast’s Sunday Beat

It’s time to feel the beat as well known multi-award winning, singer, producer and songwriter, Mark Fransman performs at SUNCOAST’s Sunday Beat on Sunday, 05 June from 2pm!

Well renowned for his versatility as a multi-instrumentalist, Cape Town resident, Fransman is a big name musician within the South African soul and jazz circles having won the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award in 2008. Since then, he has performed with the likes of Sibongile Khumalo, Hubert Laws and Winston Mankunku to name a few.

As a producer he has produced songs and albums for music legends such as Jimmy Dludlu and notable young jazz artists such as Kesivan Naidoo, Melanie Scholtz and Emily Bruce. In 2004, Fransman won the Best Producer Award at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) for Jummy Dludlu’s third studio album ‘Afrocentric’ and won the award once again in 2007 for Moreira Chonguisa’s album titled ‘The Journey’.

He has also graced the international and national stages of the North Sea Jazz Festival in Hague, the Swedish Jazz Celebration in Sweden and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

“Mark is a phenomenal artist and is a great example of the musical geniuses that South Africa has been able to export over the years in the jazz genre. He is an ambassador for South African jazz and as SUNCOAST we are extremely glad to have him perform at our Sunday Beats the day after the 22nd South African Music Awards” says SUNCOAST Marketing Manager, Louise Howell.

She goes onto say “Sunday Beats are the perfect way to unwind and relax ahead of a busy week. It’s perfect for the entire family and I urge you all to come and enjoy the sounds of Mark Fransman”.

Mark Fransman will be performing on Sunday, 05 June at 15h00 at the SUNCOAST Amphitheatre. Sunday Beats are free and all are welcome!


Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s leading gamer-tainment destination. It boasts unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Winner of the BMW Supertech KZN Top Business Award – Tourism Category 2014, voted KwaZulu-Natal’s “Best Casino” for the 13th year running, in the 2016 Daily News Your Choice Awards, the 2014 Ask Afrika Orange Index customer service award winning in the Casino Industry category, and recipient of the 2016 certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor.

SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels and Entertainment continues to be an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene.

SUNCOAST has a gaming floor of over 7,000m2, with coinless SMART technology, 1,600 slot machines, 67 gaming tables, and an exclusive Salon Prive called 77 Ocean Drive for higher limit slots and tables.

SUNCOAST’s leisure, dining and retail options include 13 restaurants and fast food outlets, a kids’ entertainment arcade and an 8-screen Cinecentre cinema complex.

SUNCOAST opens onto a boardwalk which links to uShaka Marine World to the south and Moses Mabhida stadium and Blue Lagoon to the north.

There is a superb grassed area between SUNCOAST and the beach offering loungers and umbrellas for the beachgoer.

The SUNCOAST Durban complex also offers 5-star conference and eventing venues plus superior accommodation at the sea-facing Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast with its Balinese-style spa and stylish Jeera Restaurant.

SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is owned by Tsogo Sun Gaming.


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