Also in 2019 Handsemmel Records, the Viennese label for "mouth blown jazz", will gladly accept the invitation of the Jazz Fest Wien and has engaged a team of internationally renowned musicians especially for this occasion. The Gräwe/Koglmann Quintet will undertake a coastal and transcontinental trip under the direction of captains Georg Gräwe (p) and Franz Koglmann (tp, flh).


On board are Michael Moore (cl, as), who comes from the USA but has been living and working in the Netherlands for decades, his compatriot Gerry Hemingway (dr), who has meanwhile also moved to Europe, and the German bassist Robert Landfermann. All of them have already played together with at least one of the mentioned colleagues, but never in this constellation. Under the motto "West of the Sun", the five experienced musicians will present a very contemporary and personal approach to West Coast jazz of the 50s.


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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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