20 JAHRE 1992-2012
Andreas Schmidt & friends
EINTRITT FREI !
It´s me, the Monday A-Trane pianist Andreas Schmidt. Since 1995 I played here about 700 wonderful & surprising jazzy improvised happenings with lots of friends like Walter Norris, Mark Murphy, Till Brönner, Sebastian Merk, Connie Crothers, Andy Fite etc.. Beside regular during-the-week concerts with Lee Konitz, Judy Niemack, Céline Rudolph, David Friedman, Christian Kögel, Barbara Buchholz, Katja Riemann, Lisa Bassenge, John Schröder, Jeanfrançois Prins, & many more. I did about 30 CD´s (with Thomas Heberer, Peter Weniger, Ute Lemper + many of the people i already mentioned). I would love 2 c many of yours here @ that great club, supporting the owner Sedal Sardan, the Berlin scene, the ever-tuned Steinway B & me with my vision of getting 2gether with musicians - in communication on stage. Tell friends, post it & come whenever possible! I write some extra words on vocalists this month: There is a tradition in vocal Jazz-Improvisation, which goes back 2 the 1940´s. Scat-Singing, no words. More like melody lines, like a Saxophonost would play. Ella did that, as Sassy, Carmen, Betty, Mark & Sheila. Than came a new generation in the 80´s doing even more: improvise just on the spot, with no pre-arranged idea or song. That was Jay Clayton, Bobby McFerrin, Jeanne Lee, Lauren Newton & others. They even did that 2gether! Only singers a cappella! Grooves! Sounds! Melodies & INSTANTLY created compositions! And guess what? There was a group in Berlin who did that too in the 90´s: Michael Schiefel, Céline Rudolph, Britta-Ann FLechsenhar & Daniel Mattar! 4 singers doing JOYFUL music. They do it again! On my Monday night on the 24th of September. MOSAIQ 4 VOICES. Don´t miss that! It´s absolutely a rare reunion! (Masterclass @ 4-6 p.m.)
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