Benny Golson Quartet '90th Birthday Tour' (USA)

Benny Golson, saxophonist and star of the hardbop era, is coming to the P&B once again and luckily even at the age of 90 he is still not thinking about his retirement. He continues to work tirelessly and proves one thing to a younger generation: maturity and experience are always reliable allies. Benny Golson is not only a world-class tenor saxophonist, he is also known for his many other talents: he has made a name for himself as a composer, arranger, lyricist and producer. His involvement with the Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers and the Art Farmer/Benny Golson-Jazztet has brought him international fame. His compositions like "Blues March", "Whisper Not" or "I Remember Clifford" belong to the most played hardbop repertoires. Benny Golson has long been a living jazz legend and we are delighted to welcome this style-forming hardbop representative to the P&B.


Benny Golson: tenor saxophone
Joan Monne: piano
Ignasi González: bass
Jo Krause: drums

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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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