Artists To Watch: Jazzahead! 2019 | Stingray DJAZZ
An international trade fair, exhibition, and renowned festival, ! is one of the jazz community's most important annual events. Hosted in Bremen, Germany, it brings together musicians, bookers, agents, organizers, jazz experts, and music enthusiasts. Jazzahead! 2019 pays special attention to Norwegian jazz and this year’s edition selected 40 different jazz acts from all over the world inviting them to perform over the course of three days. Stingray DJAZZ selects 5 artists not to miss.
THOMAS STRØNEN’S TIME IS A BLIND GUIDE (NO)
25 Apr 2019 | 19:30 - 20:00 | Hall 7.1
Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide is a true chamber music ensemble with a strong group sound performing compelling compositions. It draws lines from traditional folk to contemporary music, performed by some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians.Time Is A Blind Guide captivates the audience with intricate textures, sounds and beautiful melodies.
26 Apr 2019 | 14:00 - 14:30 | Hall 7.1
At the heart of Makiko Hirabayashi’s current work „Where The Sea Breaks“ lies the refined interplay of a trio that stands out in terms of tonal beauty and natural esthetics. It is the interaction of traditions, of chamber music impetus and improvisation, danceable moments and quiet pauses which make this formation’s music so special.
26 Apr 2019 | 19:30 - 20:00 | Hall 7.2
The Adam Bałdych Quartet is the latest project of Polish violinist and composer Bałdych, who bases the group’s sound on classical music and Polish folk music and who, according to allaboutjazz.com “gives his violin a voice and emotional power that have been too rarely heard in recent decades and offers a fresh take on the instrument for the contemporary scene”.
27 Apr 2019 | 19:55 - 20:40 | Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Youngest artist to ever be endorsed by Hammond at 13, youngest ever Yamaha Artist at 15, numerous awards under his belt and many played concerts in the US and internationally: At only 18 years old, Matthew Whitaker has an impressive résumé. In 2017, the pianist and organist released his debut “Outta The Box”, introducing listeners to his composing and arranging skills.
27 Apr 2019 | 23:15 - 00:00 | Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, Linda May Han Oh began playing piano, bassoon and at fifteen dabbled on bass. A lot has happened since those early days: She has performed with musicians such as Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron and Geri Allen. She is currently the bassist with guitarist Pat Metheny.