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Jacques Rautenbach, a well known South African Musician has been working in the music industry for more than 25 years, but the last six was spent as a full time composer / artist of Instrumental, Modern Classical and Film music. With eight full albums, 3 EP's and 9 Single releases he's estabslihed himself as one of the most exciting Neo-Classical Artists in South Africa and even abroad. Jacques has a strong support base in Europe and America and features in more than 6 countries on radio, television and other media.

With his latest releases, the sound changed dramatically from instrumental to a fuller orchestral sound, combined with some epic film type music and a touch of electronica. The music explores many emotions, from his own experience of loss, frustration and anger to soft reflective ballads that will evoke many emotions. There is literally something for everyone.

Jacques’s online presence and support has dramatically grown with songs such as “The Dream Giver”, “Dreams Go By” and "Amsterdam Turmoil" which has received more than 120 000 views on social media platforms.

Jacques is signed by a renowned Publishing Company in Los Angeles. Alcon / Sleeping Giant (ASG) Records A Division of ASG Music Group LLC, and has since been composing for various US television projects like the Amazon Prime series "El Jeugo" as well as pitches for Amazon Prime's "The Expanse". Jacques also worked with Leesley Films in Nebraska, USA and recently received a commission from Chicago based Director Charles A Mack to compose the full score for his second independent film "Four Colours of Love"

Jacques has been privileged to work with a variety of soloist, from top South African violinist(s) Evert van Niekerk & Lizelle Le Roux, the impeccable JPO first chair cellist Susan Mouton as well as Israeli “Violin Like that” sensation Ariella Zeitlin". There’s also been collaborations with artist in Australia (Avalanche) as well as confirmed future collaborations with artists such as Tina Guo (from Hans Zimmer)” and legendary Cape Town Classical Guitarist, James Grace.

Jacques Rautenbach’s music has steadily been infiltrating the market and with the support of various radio stations in Netherlands, Romania, Uzbekistan, Australia, Ireland and eight stations in South Africa (including; Classic FM, Fine Music Radio & RSG) Jacques's music can be heard across the globe. You can also watch several of Jacques’s music videos on KyknetNOU (a SA Television Station)

Jacques is currently working on various projects. The next full album entitled "Solo" will be a combination of virtuostic violin, cello and guitar pieces. There are also several film music tracks and other collaborations to look forward to. While performing the music was always the "The Dream" Jacques has been preparing his music to be performed live across the globe from small intimate venues to large scale concerts. This exciting show "You're The Light" will hopefully soon be on stages across the world. To learn more about the stage show

For more information, bookings, media and collaborations contact or visit Jacques on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. Text messages can be sent to +27 (0)82 517 7885

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Take Me home

Take Me Home is Jacques's eighth studio album. The album was written during the pandemic lockdown when time was in abundace... This can be heard when you listen to the detail in this piano driven album. The catchy rich melodies will haunt your mind for many hours. This modern piano music is accompanied by subtle orchestration featuring strings, pads and even a live harpist. GT Oliver can be heard on the title track "Take Me Home" The album has been play-listed on radio and can be heard on FMR (Fine Music Radio), RSG (Radio Sonder Grense), Radio Domeldo, Happening Radio to name a few. The first music video can be seen on South African television on KyknetNOU.





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