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Technopolis Jazz Festival 2018 - Day 5

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Technopolis Jazz Festival 2018 from June 4 to 10 - Entrance free.

 

5th Day: 8 June 2018
21:00 Woody Black 4 (Austria)
Daniel Mosser (bass clarinet), Leonhard Skorupa (bass clarinet), Stephan Dickbauer (clarinet), Oscar Antoli (clarinet, bass clarinet) Even if, in modern jazz, we may encounter various combinations of instruments, four clarinets – three of which are bass! – is something unusual. So is the Woody Black 4’s approach to practicing jazz. The four clarinetists draw from its tradition, having mainly as a role model the bass clarinet pioneer, Eric Dolphy, but at same time staying close to the folk music – those of Central Europe and of the Balkans in particular – or classical music. They usually lay themselves on the beauty and the harmony of jazz or classical music but also turn to the creative improvising dynamics. Woody Black 4, based at Vienna, is about four virtuosos clarinetists who are happy to experiment and flirt with the avant-garde whilst creating beautiful and mesmerizing music right from the modern jazz tradition.
22:00 Moncef Genoud (Switzerland)
Moncef Genoud (solo piano) Moncef Genoud was born in Tunisia – blind by birth. At two years of age, on his way to Switzerland to receive treatment, he was adopted by a Swiss family and since then, music became Moncef’s path. Possessing remarkable auditory memory, he started receiving piano lessons and got into jazz from the age of six. As he grew, he became one of the most outstanding Swiss jazzmen and, since 1983, he has collaborated with many “passing” American jazz musicians. With his trio he has traveled and performed all around the globe – having worked with great musicians such as Youssou N’Dour with whom they have become close friends. Moncef Genoud’s record productions and live performances are met with honors. In his more recent album with his trio, titled Pop Songs, he covers Hendrix, Police, Nirvana, Doors etc.
23:00 Theo Croker (USA)
Theo Croker (trumpet), Anthony Ware (saxophone & flute), Michael King (keys), Eric Wheeler (double bass), Kassa Overall (drums) Having jazz origins from his mother’s side, as his grandfather is the legendary trumpeter of traditional jazz Doc Chetham, Theo has an inherent improvisational spirit that characterizes this music, whereas his style can be described as modern jazz and contemporary funk. As a trumpeter, he is influenced by Donald Byrd, yet his own groove has to do with a rock, blues, salsa, hip hop fusion and therefore is closer to a 21st century sound than a 70s soul jazz. His evolution as a trumpet player and a creative musician can be easily seen in his albums Fundamentals (2006), In the Tradition (2009), Afro Physicist (2014) and Escape Velocity (2016)-in the last two of his albums he has collaborated with the famous singer Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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