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Article: Live Review

Brad Mehldau Trio Live At The Konzerthaus

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Brad Mehldau Trio Konzerthaus Vienna May 26, 2021 After the prolonged dry spell of concert-less months owing to the Covid Pandemic, pretty much any live music was likely to attract an audience to the Konzerthaus in Vienna to experience the magic of space and sound in person, and in real-time ...

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience

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Saalfelden? For those who don't already know, it is a small Austrian town in a magnificent alpine landscape in the Pinzgau, 70 km west of Salzburg, famous for its jazz festival in August and January and popular as a vacation and sport area. Character The festival has a great 40-years history having built a ...

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News: Event

Edition Records to release saxophonist Julian Argüelles' back catalog recordings including Phaedrus

Edition Records to release saxophonist Julian Argüelles' back catalog recordings including Phaedrus

Edition Records will release five sought-after Julian Argüelles back catalogue albums on July 26, 2019, including his very first album as a leader, Phaedrus, celebrating 30 years since it was recorded in 1989. Described as “...a gifted artist currently in his sophisticated prime" by renowned jazz critic John Fordham, award-winning British saxophonist & composer Julian Argüelles ...

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Article: Live Review

Eric Clapton at Wiener Stadthalle

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Eric Clapton Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria June 6, 2019 In his hands is the instrument of eternal damnation and salvation and a passage ticket either in hell or heaven. He is a master guitarist and a mythical beast whose songs and guitar virtuosity have elicited the entire spectrum of ...

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Lukas Gabric

Saxophonist, musicologist, and composer Lukas Gabric began his musical education at the Conservatory of Carinthia in his native country Austria. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New School University in New York, a Master of Arts from the City College of New York, a postgraduate Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, and currently pursues a PhD in musicology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. Gabric was selected as a member of the European Generations Unit 2012 - an ensemble consisting of winners of the Swiss generations competition. In 2013 he was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington D.C., placed third in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition in Urbana-Champaign/IL 2014 and received the Best Soloist and Audience Choice Awards at the Getxo Jazz Festival 2014 in Spain

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Michal Wierzgon

Born in 1994 (Czech Republic), Michał is aspiring young jazz live/session drummer and composer currently studying in Austria. He is a member of several notable bands (Purple is the Color, Harry Sokal, and others) and is actively performing on the Austrian and Czech music scene. Michał has garnered recognition at various international jazz competitions. In 2015, he won a prize for the ”Best Soloist” within European Jazz Competition in the Netherlands.  He has also won an “individual award” in the international competition at the Krokus Jazz Festival as well as many other awards and prizes

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Gottfried Di Franco

Gottfried di Franco stands for a kaleidoscopical, meaningful and euphoric musical language. With their compositions saxophonist Stefan Gottfried and guitars Gabriele di Franco create besides through composed passages as much space as possible for creativity, spontaneous joy of playing and improvisation and hold up these immanent values in jazz far from shallow instrumental virtuosity. Stylistically, they meander subtly between their idols Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Lee Konitz, an admiring fascination for impressionistic music and their naive curiosity for free improvised music. Gottfried and di Franco combine their musical ideas, their visions as well as their stories which are being told out of the perspective of two young aspiring musicians who perceive the world with wide-opened eyes. Since they got to know each other musically in Vienna more than three years ago

Article: Live Review

Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018

Read "Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Jazz Festival SaalfeldenJazzfestival Saalfelden 2018 Saalfelden, Austria Casa del Jazz 23-26.08.2018 Il Jazzfestival di Saalfelden garantisce di solito un combinato efficace di musica avventurosa, inedita, ed esibizioni invece legate a nomi “sicuri," sempre di gran qualità. Quest'anno la formula si è rivelata meno felice del solito, pur contando su un ...

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David Helbock

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Two rewards and the audience prize at the world biggest jazz-piano-solo competition of the Jazzfestival Montreux, a lot of enthusiastic/international reviews for his CDs and the most important prize in Austria 2011 - the "Outstanding Artist Award" - David Helbock, the pianoplayer coming from a small little village in Austria called Koblach, is with no doubt, has already had a great international musical career. Helbock is not only a great pianist, he is also a very individual thinker, who is investing not only a lot of dexterity but also quite an amount of brain activity to his projects

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Article: In Pictures

Artacts 18 in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

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This year Ken Vandermark was the headliner at the Artacts Festival which takes place every March in the picturesque village of St. Johann in Tirol, Austria. Vandermark presented three of his projects and shared the stage with Jaimie Branch, Andrea Massaria, Clementine Gasser, Nate Wooley, Joe Williamson, Terrie Essels, Mette Rasmussen, Susana Santos ...


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