恭喜发财！The year of the Snake arrived on Sunday, February 10th.
The prestegious Jazzchoc was awarded to the new CD of the Hélène Labarrière Quartet “Desordre” in January.
And the new CD of “Die Enttäuschung” just was awarded the jazz choc February for their new recording “Vier Halbe”! Ah, tous les bien musicians!
Congratulations for Irène Schweizer! She was just choosen to receive the Award of Honour Nachtigall (nightingale) by the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. http://www.schallplattenkritik.de/ehrenpreise
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
The New Year starts with some good news: Die Stadt im Klavier as an ongoing project of Aki Takase and dancer Yui Kawaguchi will be touring this year and the next, first shows in Luxembourg, Poland, Japan, Austria and of course Germany. The project will be supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds!
Please welcome Echo-award winning Johannes Enders and his projects! More infos soon to come.
The CD Rojotango by Erwin Schrott won the Echo Klassik Award. The CD has been produced and arranged by Pablo Ziegler. The title song Rojotango and one more song are compositions of Pablo Ziegler.
Here is link on the ceremony at Berlin Konzerthaus:
First edition of the JIM (Jazz and Improvisation Meeting) Festival in China is online!!! Please check the following links with programme, blogs, infos, times, addresses etc:
VÄRTTINÄ will receive this year´s Artist Award at Womex 12 in Tessaloniki. The ceremony will be hold on the morning of October 21, 2012. Here is some more info on the event: http://www.womex.com/realwomex/2012/Varttina.html#more
And a very warm welcome to Michael Jaeger Kerouac. A very interesting and promising band from Switzerland which is be part of the roster from 2012.
So many updates to do and always beyond. Sorry, so here we go briefly: Värttinä is TOP 1 of the WMCE for May, congratulations!
Next week David Fiuczynski will come on tour with his project Planet Microjam which is a microtonal project. The new CD will be released by RareNoise. Happy to also have him in Berlin on May 18 at Aufsturz. Before, they will do concerts in Switzerland, France and Austria. Don´t miss this project!!
This years tour with Pablo Ziegler, Quique Sinesi and Walter Castro went great. After the shows, the last recordings have been done for the new CD. Of course we expect an even better CD than the last ones. So next thing to happen will be the CD release. Watch out for that!
Die finnische Superband Värttinä hat nach einer künstlerischen Pause gerade ihre neue CD UTU in Europa veröffentlicht. In Finland ist sie bereits an die 12. Stelle der Pop Charts geprescht, sowie auf Platz 8 des Rumba Magazines. Anfragen für Sommerfestivals nehmen wir gern entgegen!
Giulia y Los Tellarini started their Release Tour of L´Arrabbiata on Saturday January 21 and will have some dates in the German speaking countries.
Aki Takase and Yui Kawaguchi had a great performance at the International Tanzfestival in Freiburg, here is a linked review and some video. Chaconne is a production of Nico and the Navigators. Les Diaboliques had a great performance at the Donaueschinger Musiktage about the same weekend. Here is a review.
Fall 2012, here we come! After this more or less horrible summer, a wonderful and sunny fall lies ahead us. First tours and concerts already started in September with Aki Takase and Louis Sclavis, Pablo Ziegler, Quique Sinesi, guest Walter Castro and Zelia Fonseca. We had some magic moments between musicians and audience!
Next band touring will be Susi Hyldgaard with her new recording “Dansk” (enja records) touring in Denmark, Germany and Czech Republic. We strongly advice to listen to her song “Sie hat Sauerkrautstampfer”, which may be the next catchy-song to come. Play
Other tours will be Gebhard Ullmanns Conference Call and a workshop and concert in Minsk/ Belorus with the Clarinet Trio.
Rudi Mahall is sponsored by Gonzalez reeds from Argentina from now on and Aki Takases New and Old Blues Band, formerly known as the Fats Waller project will release a great new CD in March 2012!
Zelia Fonseca wird am 10. August 2011 zu Gast bei Waldi´s Club sein und das Spiel Brasilien – Deutschland kommentieren…
Rudi Mahall, Berlin-based bassclarinet player and member of different projects represented by AsiaNetwork is awarded the SWR Jazzprize 2011. Congratulations!
NEW: legendary Globe Unity Orchestra joins us. More infos to come.
On tour in February will be Gebhard Ullmann with Art Lande and Chris Dahlgren, opening for some more tours and concerts:
Giulia y Los Tellarini are touring in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Beginning of March Aki Takases La Planete Quartett with Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois and Carlos Zingaro will be performing in Austria, Belgium and Spain.
In March Intakt Records is celebrating a Festival in Vienna at the Porgy & Bess. Bands involved are Jürg Wickihalder´s European Quartett feat. Irene Schweizer and Monk´s Casino
恭喜发财！Happy New Year of the Rabbit!
Jürg Wickihalder Orchestra / “Narziss & Echo” mit Tim Krohn und Manuel Perovic : Ein dramatischer Abend für 2 Soprane, Blasmusik und Streichtrio
Im November 2010 wurde „Narziss & Echo“ im Rahmen des Festivals „Unerhört“ in Zürich mit großem Erfolg uraufgeführt. Im Sommer 2011 wird das Werk im Radiostudio DRS aufgenommen (Produzent: Peter Bürli) mit anschließender CD-Veröffentlichung (INTAKT Records). „Narziss & Echo“ besteht aus 10 Liedern, welche in Abwechslung mit Instrumentalpassagen den dramaturgischen Bogen ergeben. Mehr Informationen in Kürze unter den Jürg Wickihalder Projekten.