❝Guitarist Tal Arditi and Drummer Nathan Ott met through the Berlin music scene and quickly connected to explore the possibilities of the drums/guitar duo setting. Improvising structure as a conceptual main element while abandoning categories of genre, the Duo’s music is a highly intensive live experience – naturally flowing, dynamic and dramatic. Loxodon_prism is an impromptu exploration of a big spectrum from adventurous cinematic soundscapes to grounded rhythmic communication. Join an unpredictable journey, where the only rule is playing the moment and being prepared for the unexpected.❞
❝’This is so beautiful; interactive, introspective, serious, playful.. It’s all there.’ – David Friedman
The clear, brilliant sound of the duo is not only due to the extraordinary combination of vocals and vibraphone. Clara Lucas and Hauke Renken also impress with the equally extraordinary breadth of their repertoire. The two of them spoil their listeners with their favorite jazz pieces and songs by contemporary artists such as Billie Eillish or Jacob Collier. They remind their audience of Billie Holiday, Melody Gardot or Richard Wagner. The Cologne native and the Frisian know how to make every performance an intimate and unique experience with their relaxed manner.❞
❝Ambitious musicians from the Staatskapelle Dresden perform with international guest artists in the still young concert series Klassik Novum. The programs are extraordinary and contrast different art forms and genres. Today’s program brings together the songwriter Franz Schubert with his well-known string quintet in C major and the singer Marie Spaemann, “who combines soul and jazz with a touch of classical music in a beguiling way.” (Dagmar Golle, Bayrischer Rundfunk)❞
❝The curiosity for rhythmic ideas and for musical balance connects Mai Linh and Lucas Etcheverria in their duo “Gidam”. A name, that reflects the intersection of Portuguese and Vietnamese languages. The two young jazz musicians met in 2019 to study in Hamburg and have been exploring the vastness of their playing together since last year. On this evening, the duo will present their interpretation of well-known jazz standards and Brazilian music on Hamburg Stream. Combining a warm, mellow guitar playing and a gentle voice, embracing the details, Gidam attempts to give a spark of hope for the present time.❞
Mai Linh and Lucas are generously supported by the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation and the Lucia Thörl Foundation.
24.01.2021 Sunday 20:25h
Mai Linh – vocals
Lucas Etcheverria – guitar
❝Jörg and John began playing while Jörg was studying in Hamburg, in 2001. After a brief conversation, they began a collaboration which has led them to play together in many bands: Hosho, Rocket Number 9, Propele di Katsa and Piho Hupo. For the concert at Hamburg Streams, they will present a special program of original compositions from Hughes and rare standards.❞
❝Two independent rivers collide and generate a spark. They start to play with the fire, fan the flames, without letting them get out of control. Plus turns into minus, dark turns into bright, warm turns into cold, water turns into fire. Everyone is invited to watch, experience or ignite. The show is over, but the embers remain. To make their debut, the duo returns to the city, which gave inspiration and a grounding for their musical activity before their studies in Berlin.❞
❝ Massoud Godemann, Hamburgian, Jazzguitarist and musical storyteller – critics like to call him “an authentic and intuitive player” and “master of expression” – combines the two sides of music in his creative work: heart and brains. Together with his long time companions, double bassist Gerd Bauder and drummer Michael Pahlich, he forms the Massoud Godemann Trio (MG3). Several album releases and countless gigs made them deeply understand each other. MG3 is a stirring, exciting and touching jazz unit.❞
❝Crossing the border in music – this is how you could describe the versatile pianist and composer Leon Gurvitch, who has already celebrated his successes in the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berliner Philharmonie & Elbphilharmonie. In addition to jazz, he writes and plays music that has its roots in classical music. With his ensemble or solo, Leon Gurvitch surprises and convinces passionately, impulsively and unconditionally curious also with his improvisations. The musician was born in Minsk, Belarus and has lived in Hamburg since 2001.❞
“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.” “
This concert is sponsored by the Sendecki/Spiegel Fonds, supported by Warner Music Europe.
The trombonist Erik Konertz is a musical border crosser. Inspired by trombonists like Albert Mangelsdorff and Nils Wogram, he explores the playing and tonal possibilities of the instrument at every opportunity. As a soloist in various big bands, including the Bundesjugendjazzorchester, performing as a solo trombonist is a particular interest of Konertz. This music is influenced by blues, (free) jazz, new music and characterized by improvisation, without losing sight of tradition.
Björn Atle Anfinsen Trio
Björn Atle Anfinsen Trio is a group that focuses on electro-acoustic music based on groove and improvisation. The music contains influences from different styles, such as nordic jazz, rock, folk and more. With heavy drums, atmospherical guitar and soundscaping trumpet, the trio will invite you on a journey through exploration of time and space.
09.12.2020 Wednesday 20:25h
Erik Konertz (solo trombone)
Björn Atle Anfinsen (trumpet)
Paul Linardatos (guitar)
Jan Zeimetz (drums)