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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 20 Apr 20:00 - 22:00

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Margaux & Die BANDiten feat. IREK WOJTCZAK, sax (PL)

Frank Wingold, git
Irek Wojtczak, sax, fl
Jura Wajda, p, cimbal
Stefan Rey, db
Henning Brand, dr
Margaux Kier, voc
Radek Stawarz, viol

The Cologne-based band MARGAUX & die BANDiten, featuring outstanding jazz musicians, crosses the border between chanson and jazz, world music and literature and has been travelling in Germany and Poland for over 20 years. EASTWIND | OSTWIND | WSCHODNI WIATR is the title and inspiration for their project with the phantastic Polish saxophonist IREK WOJTCZAK from Gdansk, for whom the traditional music of his homeland has been the starting point for imaginative improvisations and arrangements for many years. The unpredictable musician, who defies clear definitions, has made an excellent name for himself on the Polish music scene and abroad. Wojtczak has recorded over forty albums as a saxophonist and has been praised by leading American critics from All About Jazz and The New York City Jazz Record magazines.

It will be exciting when his music, the compositions of the virtuos guitarist Frank Wingold, the ideas of the Czech pianist Jura Wajda, Polish classics and poetry by Margaux - come together, the melodious drums of Henning Brand, the masterful timing of Stefan Rey and the energy of Radek Stawarz let create hypnotic soundscapes. This evening will focus on the encounter between these great musicians, who are always masters of the moment in jazz.