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The Viennese sextet has been captivating audiences since it was founded by bandleader and drummer Lukas Aichinger with its surprising and cross-genre playing - from surf rock to jazz, from sound painting to folk music. There is plenty of room for the individual strengths of each band member. But the immense power of collective improvisation is also readily evoked.
All of this comes together in compositions that deal with themes such as society in changing times and the resulting psychosocial effects to create a homogeneous, audible and often danceable sound.
You can get an impression of this on the two albums released so far, "Thinker Try To Dance" (2020) and "If Life Were A Liquid" (2022) - but the best way to experience this music is live!
This was recently possible at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Outreach Festival Schwaz and the Italian Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival.

Program and cast

Lukas Aichinger: drums, composition
Thomas Liesinger : trumpet, fx
Robert Schröck: alto saxophone
Leonhard Skorupa: tenor saxophone, clarinet
Markus Schneider: guitar, fx
Tobias Pöcksteiner: bass

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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