Focusyear Band 19 | JAM Music Lab Quintet

Focusyear Band 19

Focusyear is a one-year program for an internationally assembled ensemble of students, who will be coached in a regular cycle by acknowledged masters of the international Jazz scene.

The students selected for Focusyear receive a full scholarship covering tuition and the cost of living, in order to allow them to focus on music exclusively.

Over the course of the year, the ensemble creates concert programs and records an album, which will be produced in the school’s own recording studio.

Line up:
Alexandra Hamburger(voc/fl)
Song-Yi Jeon (voc)
Santi de la Rubia (ts)
Vinicius Gomes (g)
Marc Mezgolits (bg)
Chase Kuesel (dr)
Iago Fernández (dr)


JAM Music Lab Quintet
The JAM Music Lab Quintet consists of five musicians around Jam Music student Robert Unterköfler.

On this evening they will be performing original compositions of the saxophonist from his current program called “Rote Welt”. The five musicians come from different musical directions and bring their individual accents to an exciting whole made up of both improvised and composed music. The familiar will interchange with the surprising, giving the audience a fresh and broad experience of contemporary jazz.

Line Up:
Robert Unterköfler – Saxophon
David Dornig – Gitarre
Robin Gadermaier – Bass
Konstantin Kräutler – Schlagzeug
David Dolezel – Piano

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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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