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Best of Three Continents : European Cd-Release Toine Thys Trio

Hosted by a member of the Cologne Jazz Group
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Tue 26 Feb 20:00 - 23:00

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Toine Thys (B): tenor & soprano saxes, bass clarinet
Sam Yahel (US): Hammond organ
Hervé Samb (SEN): guitar
Karl Jannuska (CAN): drums

Belgian saxophonist Toine Thys is a central figure for saxophone and bass clarinet in Europe. Thys is an active leader (Overseas, Rackham, DERvISH), sideman (Ben Monder, Reggie Washington, Jozef Dumoulin, Antoine Pierre’s URBEX, Andrew D’Angelo, ..) and composes for his band as well as for others.
In January Protected content new trio CD is being released featuring these international musicians, recorded in Brooklyn, New York.

The meeting with American organist Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Steely Dan), Senegalese guitar player Hervé Samb (Youssoun Dour, Lisa Simone, David Murray, Salif Keita), and Canadian drummer Karl Jannuska was a success.

DON’T MISS THE EUROPEAN CD-RELEASE TOUR BETWEEN FEBRUARY 19TH AND 28TH, Protected content . The concert in Brussels will be held at BOZAR on Saturday, February 23rd. ... 26.2 these guys come to Cologne for the German Release !!!

Sam Yahel is one of world's most recognized and creative Hammond B-3 organ players on the jazz scene. Yahel has worked with artists including Joshua Redman, Maceo Parker, guitarists Peter Bernstein and Bill Frisell, among others.

At ease on both acoustic and electric guitars, Senegalese guitarist Hervé Samb’s wild energy and passion for African grooves brings the music to different territories. He hasworked with Meshell Ndegeocello, Cliff, David Murray and Oumou Sangaré. « ... Herve Samb is one of the biggest 20th century African revelations : sweet and ferocious groove (...) resuming jazz-rock- electro-bop-acoustic tradition, together with blues and a transfigured Africa. » (Jazz magazine).

Paris-based drummer and son of a Manitoban pastor Karl Jannuska produces his own CDs and performs regularly with a wide variety of musicians. He has performed and/or recorded with musicians such as Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kevin Hays, David Binney, François Théberge, Rick Margitza, Paolo Fresu and Pierre de Bethmann.

Beside his projects as leader, Toine is an in-demand sideman. He has performed with Antoine Pierre’s URBEX, Sidiki Camara, Andrew D’Angelo, Ben Monder, Reggie Washington, Jozef Dumoulin, Laurent Blondiau,... He combines adventurous encounters having worked with an ensemble of traditional, Korean percussionists (Samul Nori) ; a collaboration with Egyptian oud player Ihab Radwan, as well as a collaboration with West African griot Zouratié Koné.
He has also opened a wind instrument school in Burkina Faso called Les Ventistes du Faso, and is very involved with musicians rights ( Protected content ).

Admission prices are a suggested contribution; pay what you wish, it is worth it !!