Vienna Fingerstyle Festival 2019 - The Acoustic Guitar Festival

February 22 and 23, 2019 is the 9th anniversary of the Vienna Fingerstyle Festival. Also this year the renowned Porgy & Bess will dedicate its stage to this unique festival of acoustic guitar. Internationally known greats and audience favourites from the past years will enchant the visitors with their guitar sounds on two extraordinary concert evenings.

On Friday evening Thomas Leeb (A/USA), Tom Lumen (H) and "Die Wohngemeinschaft" (A) will open the festival. Both Thomas Leeb, who originally comes from Austria but now lives in the USA, and the aspiring Hungarian Tom Lumen master their craft perfectly. The Austrian duo "Die Wohngemeinschaft", consisting of Mirjam and Sascha Pedrazzoli, are represented at the festival for the first time and offer fingerstyle, paired with vocal art on the highest level. The varied programme ranges from blues, jazz, funk, pop and rock to folk and will provide an entertaining first evening.

On the second day of the festival, Adam Rafferty (USA), Jacques Stotzem (B) and Markus Schlesinger (A) will cast a spell over the audience. The American YouTube star Adam Rafferty and the likeable groovy Jacques Stotzem are real crowd-pullers. The artists elicit unique fingerstyle sounds, percussive tones and groovy beats from their instruments and amaze their listeners.

Let us take you on a musical journey into the world of acoustic guitar entfü̈hren and look forward to two extraordinary concert evenings.


February 22
Thomas Leeb, Tom Lumen, Mirjam & Sascha Pedrazzoli: guitars
February 23 
Adam Rafferty, Jacques Stotzem, Markus Schlesinger: guitars

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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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