Backwood Five ft. Helena May

Backwood Five is an up-and-coming Austrian/British jazz-funk formation based around Josef Hinterhölzl (aka Joe “Backwood”; drums) and the London-based bassist Stefan Redtenbacher (bass, composition).

Backwood Five’s music can be described as FUNKy jazz: crispy grooves, the vintage Hammond soul sound paired with a dose of jazz and an electric mix of jazz-funk.

The concert with also feature the energetic talents of the London-based singer Helena May. Since 2008, they have been touring both in Britain and internationally. Since 2017, May has been singing regular gigs with Redtenbacher’s band in the London’s 606 Jazz Club. This cooperation resulted in the 2018 album “Part of Me”.

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July 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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