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German Hammer Klavier Trio to tour USA including a performance at Jazz Journalists Association Awards Gala


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After the Hammer Klavier Trio has been nominated as Video-of-the-Year candidate for the 2011 Awards of the Jazz Journalists Association, the trio now follows an invitation from New York, USA, and presents itself with a live performance during the Jazz Journalists Association Awards Gala on Saturday, 11 June 2011 in the New York City Winery. Awards will be given in 39 categories. Among the nominees are Jason Moran, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Sonny Rollins, and Vijay Iyer. The gala will be presented world wide via an online video stream.

In addition to the Awards Gala performance the Hammer Klavier Trio will play five more concerts at New York clubs. One will be a solidarity concert for Japan in cooperation with the General Consulates of Germany and Japan.

Tour Calendar

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Puppet's Jazz Bar

Thursday, June 9, 2011 Solidarity concert for Japan, German House at NYU

Friday June 10, 2011 Miles Cafe

Saturday, June 11, 2011 JJA Awards Gala, City Winery

Sunday, June 12, 2011 Smalls Jazz Club

Monday, June 13, 2011, Garage

The Jazz Institute Darmstadt attested in January 2011: “Pianist Boris Netsvetaev, bassist Philipp Steen and Kai Bussenius on drums have long been among the young wild vanguard of the German trios. Influenced by the pop-oriented sound of Esbjörn Svensson, always sailing hard on catchy grooves and repetitive melodic lines, the “Hammer Klavier Trio" provides much fresh air into the jazz landscape."

All three members of the trio successfully completed their jazz studies at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg and received the “Dr. E. A. Langner Jazz Scholarship Award."

The Hammer Klavier Trio performs at festivals like “Überjazz," the 7th Hamburg Jazz Days or the Jazzahead! in Bremen which is the biggest convention about Jazz in Europe, but the members of the Hammer Klavier Trio are also sidemen high in demand, including the Quartet of German vibraphone legend Wolfgang Schlüter.

The debut album “Now I know who shot JFK" was released 2008 at the Swiss Jazz label Altrisuoni and was even reviewed by AllAboutJazz-New York (now The New York City Jazz Record) “The fleet, youthful ensemble is deeply entrenched in jazz's 21st century incarnations, embracing genre-hopping styles, global influences and a devotion to collective freedom." The second album, already recorded, will bring to light the electric sound of the trio.

Friendly support by: Dr. E. A. Langner-Stiftung, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg—Ministry of Culture and Media

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