The Nova Jazz & Blues Nights present John Mayall '85th Anniversary Tour' (GB)

John Mayall is called the white king of black blues or the "father of British blues". Among the members of his accompanying band The Bluesbreakers were artists like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Ginger Baker, John McVie or Mic Fleetwood. For a long time his singing, his playing of harmonicas and the typical sound of the Hammond organ ruled the English blues movement of the 60s and 70s. "I've never made commercial compromises; everything I do I do for myself" is Mayall's credo, which is as honest and credible as his music. His "uncouth but energetic vocals" (Mayall) simply can't be copied and the solo parts prove how the man grooves all by himself. 


John Mayall: vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Greg Rzab: bass
Jay Davenport: drums

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March 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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