CONCERT OFFERS 2014/2015

 

GIANTS OF JAZZ 


CHICO FREEMAN 4TET

AVAILABILITY: January / March / April / May and Summer 2014

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This is an all-star quartet of internationally recognized musicians. The group, consisting of Chico Freeman (tenor and soprano saxophone), Antonio Farao (piano), Heiri Känzig (bass) and Michael Baker (drums), are setting a new standard for eclectic and innovative musical improvisation from a band comprised entirely of composers and virtuoso instrumentalists.
The musical concept embodies at once the timeless classical elements of the past with an innovative eye to the future while taking full advantage of the explosive and immediate gift of the present, painting a picture of our times and all of its variances. 
The music is original in its inception, its conception and its perception and honest in the deliverance of its view of the world.

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NEW!!!

RICHIE BEIRACH – COMING TOGETHER

Richie Beirach - Regina Litvinova (piano) - Christian Scheuber (drums)

AVAILABILITY: All year

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Richie Beirach is an extraordinarily versatile musician, which is evident from his incredible career: He has played solo, as part of a trio, in a big band and in concerts with symphonic orchestras, and there are more than 400 CDs on which he can be heard. Whether he plays with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Mike Brecker, Jack de Johnette, John Abercrombie or especially Dave Liebman and their joint band Quest or whether he is leader or sideman – his distinctive melodic and harmonic style is always there. Moreover, as a composer for Elm, Leaving and many others he is one of the most interesting musicians of the modern age.

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JAZZ GOES HIPHOP AND BACK!

SQUEEZEBAND

Chico Freeman (ts,ss) –Jasper van’t Hof (p,keyb) –

Nino G. (humanbeatbox) –Michel Alibo (b) - Reto Weber (perc,lead)

also with: Gilad Atzmon (as,bcl) – Craig Harris or Gianluca Petrella (tb) – Dany Martinez (g)

AVAILABILITY: All year on request

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A SUPER HOT BAND! THE SQUEEZEBAND IS IMMERSING IN A NEW MUSICAL WORLD AND WILL MAKE WAVES WITH THIS SPECIAL LINE UP FROM JAZZ TO HIP HOP AND BACK!

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NEW!!!

CHICO FREEMAN ACOUSTIC TRIO

Chico Freeman (sax,cl)) – Reto Weber (dr,perc) – Svante Henryson(cello,b)

AVAILABILITY: 07.12. – 15.12.2013 and 2014 on request

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Three exponents of their instruments start where jazz began and continues today.
The three explore the trio in the interplay of what music is about: delicate riffs, subtle rhythms and above all a great affinity for melody.

3 players who can draw on the large pot of experience without being boring ...

This simply means play music.

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NEW!!!

LEE KONITZ & WALTER LANG TRIO

AVAILABILITY: January 2014 and on request

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(…) The legendary Lee Konitz brings a more vivid touch to the subtle play on his alto saxophone. While Walter Lang brings a more vivid touch to the music with his grand piano play. Thomas Markusson on bass and Sebastian Merk on drums do the rest, building a solid base for Konitz and Lang’s midnight-jazz music.

Folkworld

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BEST OF SWING AND GROOVE  


SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND & MAX NEISSENDORFER

AVAILABILITY: All Year

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The Sinatra Tribute Band bows for the life work of „Ol ‚Blue Eyes“.
Joy and fun of swinging arrangements were in the foreground. The arrangements are sometimes leaning against the original recordings, others are completely new and unexpected. The arrangers have it done all the work and the standards in color, varied and adapted for the band perfectly designed.
With Max Neissendorfer the Sinatra Tribute Band has a first-class singer on board.
His melodious voice and the almost acrobatic scat solos are unique.

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“RELAX”

Max Neissendorfer SWING & SCAT PROJECT

Max Neissendorfer (voc,p) – Michel Poffet or Karsten Gnettner (b) – David Elias or Stephan Eppinger (dr)

AVAILABILITY: All year on request

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"My goal is to connect the flair of the Sinatra-era, the virtuoso vocal art of Bobby McFerrin and the pop-stagings of performances by Elton John, that a wide audience with a preference for handmade, high value music can experience the "Aha-effect" of live performances, like it was and is at the performances of the aforementioned immortal giants of music buisness."

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FROM MEMPHIS TO MOTOWN

The Memphis to Motown Soul All Stars

under the direction of two times German Blues Award Winner TOMMY SCHNELLER

celebrating the music of

Temptations, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross,

The Supremes, Otis Redding, King Curtis, Four Tops, Bobby Womack a.m.o

AVAILABILITY: All year

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Travel with the SOUL TRAIN through the USA of the 60s, 70s and 80s

Do you remember the time when Neal Armstrong landed on the moon, when Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Rights movement in Memphis, when Muhammad Ali had George Foreman on the ropes at the “Rumble in the Jungle” in Africa (1974), when Jimmy Carter was President of the USA and the Cold War divided the world? That time saw the birth of a musical style played by blacks and whites together, called “SOUL”

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BLUESIN’ THE GROOVE

AVAILABILITY: All year on request

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What happens when two Giants of the German Blues Scene cross paths with a Young Lion playing drums at a jam session and discover they are made for eachother?
They decide to form a joint project to present their amazing Groove - and as they all came together through sheer love of music a trio is born that seeks to express that freshness and spontaneity.
There's no guitar or bass but that's no drawback: the sound is uniquely light and clear.
When tenor sax player and singer TS, the legendary piano player CR and drummer AL make music together, the seasoned Blues lover experiences a totally new and thrilling sound.

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http://www.merkle-kulturkonzepte.de/newsletter/xmas.gifWINTER WONDERLAND – Christmas Show with the
SINATRA TRIBUTE BAND & MAX NEISSENDORFER

AVAILABILITY: December 2013 and 2014

Much more than the memory of the legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra have Max Neissendorfer and the Swiss Frank Sinatra Tribute Band brought for their audience in the sold-out event from Oberkochen dell 'Arte. In two extensive sets the consistently brilliant musicians provided entertainment at its best and enthusiastic with finely honed arrangements in their "Winter Wonderland" concert.

Max Neissendorfer is the voice to do so. With him and his acrobatic vocal Christmas gets that joyous side that is at least as beautiful as contemplation and silence.

© Schwäbische Post 15.12.2012

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WORLD MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS - 
– classic - jazzy - original –

NEW!!!

TANGOPHIL - La Bicicleta with Manfred Preis

AVAILABILITY: All year on request

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„Tangophil“ penetrates the soul of traditional Tango, adding a new impulse. A bandoneon and the bass clarinet, a piano and a violin - together they tell the tales of life, passionate and tender, with deep affection and without compromise.
„Tangophil“: Together with Manfred Preis, the bass clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the members of the ensemble „La Bicicleta“ Judith Brandenburg, Javier Tucat Moreno and Florian Kellerhals create a new dimension of music, enthralling and bewitching their audience.

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WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Spectacular Voices, Rhythms & Moves!

AVAILABILITY: 05. - 16.11.2014 and all year on request!

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The finest percussionists of three continents encounter each other in the WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE. The charismatic master of Japanese Taiko drumming Takuya Taniguchi, the Brazilian magician of percussion Marco Lobo and the enchanted singer and percussionist Njamy Sitson from Cameroon perform alongside European piano master and composer Walter Lang and bass virtuoso Sven Faller.

(…) “The WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE led by Walter Lang was rewarded with standing ovations, screams of excitement from the audience during the entire concert at Kronenzentrum. (…) it was clear from the beginning that the audience witnessed a truly memorable event. (…).Bietigheimer Zeitung

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NEW!!!

SALSA - SON - TIMBA - FUNK – JAZZ

TOKAME

AVAILABILITY: All year

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Authentic Caribian Funky Music with influences by jazz and rock, traditional son and modern salsa -

or in short: a new sound of worldmusic – 
played by a 12-member international top orchestra.

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DER “TRANSGLOBALE” ALPENJAZZ

KERBERBROTHERS ALPENFUSION

AVAILABILITY: All year

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Alpine Fusion is created from a transglobal mix of authentic alpine sounds and ethno underground. Infectious rythms are combined with alphorn and Scherrzither, comtemporary jazz groove with yodel, zither and dulcimer.
The harmonic energy and the delight in playing, which are a characterisic feature of Bavarian folk music, are adopted in the alpine jazz. Both attain a new meaning because of the great variety of instruments and musical styles.

“Jazz groove with yodel and zither – alphornblues and roundhouse blows on the dulcimer – regional – global – terrific!
The CD: “…probably the first album to be taken seriously by fans of ethno jazz.” BR

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