“Pianist Johannes Bahlmann has been writing music for himself and others for over 40 years. In the 80s he was a fan of modern jazz; accordingly his early works were inspired by Shorter, Coltrane, Coleman, Tyner… Later he also dealt with genres outside of jazz: funk, blues groove and rock. He says: “In the last few years I have taken up writing fugues again, 300 years after Bach there are really new sounds coming out. I will perform two of them in concert. Bartok really impressed me, so I wrote “Snook”, which opens up the possibility of multi-tone playing. ” Influenced by musician friends from the Balkans, Johannes also writes in unusual time signatures. “And then I am always looking for beauty in melody, which ballads are suitable for. This is my music.” “
❝Eda And was discovered through her piano concerto, which she wrote during her classical piano training. With her new project “Hamburg Solo Concert” she will now mix jazz-classical-modern tones with Turkish music and present them in her distinctive way. Eda And completed her studies in composition in Hamburg and released her debut album ‘Augmented Life’ in 2016, which also includes pieces that she composed for and played with the NDR Big Band.❞
“With this very special partner stream from La Habana, Hamburg.Stream presents the incredibly talented Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa and his new album “Te Lo Dije” (“I told you”). Like with most musicians, COVID-19 has grounded what looked like a highly promising year for Harold. Your support is needed and will mean a lot to him.
His music reflects the richness of Cuban music. He studied classical piano in the best schools in Cuba, and his career gracefully spans a variety of styles, from his recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Fourth Piano Concerto with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra to his role on the album Ninety Miles, where he plays with jazz stars David Sánchez, Christian Scott and Stefon Harris.
“A few notes from Harold Lopez-Nussa are enough to make you smile right away. The Cuban pianist and his band exude such a liberating joie de vivre that you might not even realize ridiculously complex their music actually is, which they present on the album “”Te Lo Dije””. “” – Ralf Dombrowski, Audio 09 2020″
Classical and jazz musicians can play together without any problems – the right music just has to be created for it”- says jazz pianist Boris Netsvetaev, who used the free time during the pandemic to find his way back to his original mission: that of a classical composer. In the newly created program, he tries out the answer to his question: the strings of his usual piano trio arrangement interpret the notated parts, while the composer himself leaves himself space for improvisations on the grand piano – a highly exciting, multicultural approach, the result of which we are looking forward to!
Between massive chord worlds with a technoid imperative and resolute grooves emphasizing a subversive fragility, a new facet of chamber orchestra sound opens up, amalgamating pop-cultural aesthetics with contemporary music.
24.10.2020 Saturday 20:00h
Three young musicians with extremely interesting biographies, who stretch the horizon of the term “jazz” well beyond the boundaries of music to other creative areas, are looking for an encounter with one of the most exciting and profound improvisers in Germany: the trumpeter Markus Stockhausen, himself a long time pioneer when it comes to traveling between worlds. A meeting that arouses the highest expectations!
Discovering the music of French flutist Clémence Manachère and her young group “Unterwasser” (underwater) feels like diving in the sea of weightlessness!
For the first time in the same hall: the two ensembles of the “Landesjugendjazzorchester”, whose directors Lars Seniuk and Jörn Marcussen-Wulf both achieved extraordinary things even at a young age and with their personalities inspire the next generation to achieve top performances.
11.10.2020 Sunday 19:00h
Jörn Marcussen-Wulff (composition, conductor)
Paul Beskers, Martin Löcken, Finn Vidal, Janna Fiedrich, Jesse Mattern (saxophones)
Lennard Stünkel, Tom Wendler, Matthis Wroblewski, Tobias Metzger (trombones)
Michel Schroeder, Jan Rolle, Jordi Husemann-Roviro, Hauke Rüter (trumpets)
Tim Scherer, Lajos Meinberg (piano)
Alexander Kolberg, Paul Linardatos (guitar)
Pascal Jarchow, Vincent Niessen (bass)
Dominic Harrison, Jannik Stock (drums)
Lars Seniuk (conductor)
Janna Friedrich, Josse Bergmeier, Jenny Fietz, Malte Pick, Bennet Agah, Nicolas Guletz (saxophones)
Matthis Wroblewski, David Sinaj, Jonathan Hoppermann, Leopold Möller (trombones)
Hauke Rüter, Cornelius Krüger, Pauline Salzmann, Max Verclas (trumpets) Maximilian Schlage, Lennart Micheel (piano)
Kjell Kitzing, Anton Dey (guitar)
Marla Stier, Paul Polster (bass)
Jacob Wagener, Bennet Schmidt (drums)
With his quartet, the Hamburg guitarist David Grabowski presents his own modern compositions, which captivate with playful rhythms, exploratory harmony and great improvisational urgency. After the release of the debut album, he was awarded the IB.SH – Jazz Award at Jazz Baltica in 2018 and in the same year he was the winner of the Soloist Prize at the Münchner Jazz Preis.
So-called jazz and so-called pop were once one and the same thing. Since they parted ways, they mutually fertilize each other on special occasions. Giorgi Kiknadze understood this particularly well, a thoroughbred jazz musician who has absolutely no fear of contact here and who is extremely successful in attracting like-minded people. After his successful David Bowie program, he is now taking on the most legendary pop group of all: The Beatles. There will be one song from each album, in chronological order. . The focus here is on rather unknown pieces. The cast is top-class and carefully chosen for this evening. It’s gonna be a party!