Klaus Gesing and Björn Meyer - Switter Beat
It was a feast for music, musicians and music lovers.
The 3rd edition of the Show of Hands Festival in Teheran focused on wind instrument solo concerts and is the only festival in the world that ever did so.
Markus Stockhausen, Yuri Honing, Sha, Anders Hagberg, David Prez, Soheil Peyghambari, Adam Pieronczyk, Francesco Cafiso, Hakon Kornstad, Simon Wyrsch, Mona Matbou Riahi and Klaus Gesing were the musicians invited for this year’s edition. 6 days of incredibly colourful improvisations in front of an fantastically enthusiastic audience.
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A creative journey into the world of cinema with new arrangements - by Klaus Gesing and Glauco Venier - of music by Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, William Walton, Bernard Herrmann, and Ennio Morricone for the movies of Scorsese, Godard, Wenders, Jewison, Zeffirelli, Olivier and more. Several of the arrangements incorporate new words by Norma Winstone who, in addition to being one of the great jazz singers, has long been a sensitive lyricist. For this project her acclaimed trio with Gesing and Venier is augmented by two special guests: Norwegian improvising percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken and Italian classical cellist Mario Brunello. Norbakken is well-known to ECM listeners for his recordings with Jon Balke, Mathias Eick and Jon Hassell, while Brunello is highly regarded in classical and contemporary music circles for his interpretive versatility. ”Descansado – Music for Films” was recorded at ArteSuono Studio in Udine, Italy, in March 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Last year Klaus Gesing has performed at the Multiphonics Festival in Cologne with the Anouar Brahem Quartet and as a Soloist with his program reaLTime.
This year he will be playing 2 concerts with the Trio
Winstone | Gesing | Venier and as special guest Cellist Nathan Bontrager.
Concerts will be in the Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf on 5th of October and Stadtgarten Köln on 6th of October.
He will also be holding a workshop about breathing technique and posture on the 7th of October in the Stadtgarten in Cologne.
See the Festival Program here...
It was a great experience to play in this fabuluous chamber hall in Buenos Aires.
Upon invitation of Adrián Iaies, director of the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, I played my program reaLTime, this time with special guest José Saluzzi.
The public was very warm, attentive and receptive.
Together with the great crew of the festival, the acoustics of the room and the great PA, as well as the guitar playing of José Saluzzi, it added up to a very nice late afternoon concert experience.
I am very happy to have been invited to celebrate the International Jazz Day 2019 in Liezen /Austria.
The event will feature two solo concerts and premiere:
Pianist John Wolf Brennan will play the first concert.
Then I will happily loop away using elements of my two CDs "reaLTime" and "sound of mind" - and we will conclude the concert with a brief musical encounter in Duo.
Listen to the broadcast of a very special project, upon invitation of Piero Pieri at the RAI Triest/Italy.
I spent a day at the beautifully sounding studios of the the RAI in Triest, to record for the program Riverberi, by Piero Pieri.
Click here to go to the RAI-Riverberi-Website