Sebastian Gramss / Etienne Nillesen / Tobias Hoffmann (autumn 2017 in Heidelberg).
Christian Burchard (* 17. Mai 1946 in Hof, Bayern; † 17. Januar 2018) was the founder and head of the worldmusic band “Embryo” and played with some jazz musicians, too. Amongst them Mal Waldron. Both met in the 1960s for the first time and did some records together .
Erika Stucky, FM Einheit and La Cetra Barockensemble played at Porgy & Bess in Vienna (a few words in german @ www.jazzpages.com)
Die Strottern (Klemens Lendl, voc & viol and David Müller, voc & gt) and Jazzwerkstatt Wien (musicians of the jazz collective from Vienna) played their annual new year concert at one of europe’s finest jazzclubs, Porgy & Bess. The combination is unique: Die Strottern are representatives of the modern “Wiener Lied” (The traditional viennese song spreads coziness and humor and has the city of Vienna or something characteristic Viennese on the subject, e.g. love, death, wine and the city itself.Read More
Clemens Wenger is a piano and keyboard player from Vienna. He is working in various bands (e.g. Die Strottern and Jazzwerkstatt Wien) and published in 2015 the first CD under his name “Neapel“. Which is – in my opinion – brilliant, with strong melodies, intelligent use of electronics and a bunch of excellent co-musicians.
It was an impressive and unique concert at Jazz & The City Salzburg: Hayden Chisholm (sx) and Kalle Kalima (gt) for the very first time together as a duo. Two outstanding improvisers in a very special setting at “Braugaststätte Krimpelstätter“, with a mixed audience: jazz afficionados and “normal” people. The latter maybe surprised to hear this improvised music by two true jazz greats and still enjoying their beer and rustic meals.
Heinz Sauer (saxophone) and Uwe Oberg (piano) played their cd release concert for “Sweet Reason” (Jazzwerkstatt Berlin) at Jazzinstitut Darmstadt on 17/12/15.
Berlin based band KUU! with Jelena Kuljic – Vocals, Kalle Kalima – Guitar, Frank Möbus – Guitar and Christian Lillinger – Drums. Self-description: “This music is its own theatre, hectic modern noir.” Images from Jazz & The City Salzburg 2017.