Alvin Queen Quartet (USA)

Alvin Queen, one of the great jazz drummers of our time, plays several concerts with his quintet in Switzerland. Alvin Queen was already at the "Gretsch Drum Nights" at the age of eleven, together with drummers like Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Art Blakey or Charlie Pership. Already after one year Alvin Queen played in the studio with Joe Newman, Hank Jones and others. At the age of 19 he got the offer to become the successor drummer of Billy Cobham in the "Horacio Silver Quintet". He stayed with this quintet for six years. In 1979 Alvin Queen came to Geneva and found his second home here. His playing is characterized by a powerful swinging style. His drumming is legendary and his power behind the drums is worth seeing and hearing. 


Alvin Queen: drums
Jesse Davis: alto saxophone
Danny Grissett: piano
Dezron Douglas: bass

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May 2019

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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