In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg
In cooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg
€ 42 Frauenbad Triple
If you book at the same time the Frauenbad concerts on this same day at 9.00 pm (with Quatuor Arod) and 10.30 pm (MLP Late Night Lounge with Thomas Enhco & Vassilena Serafimova), you will receive a 25% discount. Book online here or by telephone: +49 (0)6221 – 584 00 44, Mon – Fri from 10am to bis 6pm (MET)
“One of Europe’s most exciting ensembles”, according to John Fordham, of The Guardian, over the past decade the Basel-based VEIN Trio has established an enviable reputation among jazz audiences for both stylistic diversity and technical accomplishment, blending the complexity of European classical chamber music with the thrills and energy of jazz improvisation at its most sophisticated. All three players are classically trained, and musical leadership is equally shared, creating a fluid, cosmopolitan sound.
The group has released an album nearly every year since its formation and gained recognition for long-term collaborations with star veteran soloists including trombonist Glenn Ferris and saxophonists Greg Osby, Dave Liebman and Andy Sheppard. VEIN’s music is composed by all three members of the trio. Originals are balanced with adaptations of both the classical and jazz traditions, such as the acclaimed album „VEIN Plays Ravel“ (2017).
Wolfgang Haffner is one of the most important percussionists and composers throughout the music world. He began his illustrious career at the age of 18, when jazz legend Albert Mangelsdorff invited him to join his band.
The list of musicians with whom Wolfgang Haffner has played and recorded seems endless: Chaka Kahn, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, The Brecker Brothers, Ivan Lins, Jan Garbarek, Gregory Porter, Michael Franks, Roy Ayers, Bugge Wesseltoft, The Manhattan Transfer, Nils Petter Molvaer, The JB Horns, Esbjörn Svensson, Bob James, Mezzoforte, Lee Ritenour, Till Brönner, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry Johnny Griffin, Nils Landgren, Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Hildegard Knef, Konstantin Wecker, Die Fantastischen Vier, Xavier Naidoo, the NDR Big Band and the WDR Big Band – to name but a few. He has also worked with some of the most well-known names on the electronic music scene, e.g. Ricardo Villalobos, Timo Maas & Nightmares on Wax.
Wolfgang Haffner can be heard on more than 400 albums; he has performed all around the world at the most important jazz festivals and toured 100 countries, from Japan to the USA, from South Africa to Brazil. As a leader, he has released 16 solo albums; he has also made a name for himself as a producer for bands such as Mezzoforte and the singer Max Mutzke.
In 2010 he received the ECHO Jazz Award, followed by the Culture Award of his hometown of Nürnberg in 2014. His album Kind of Cool reached the top of the jazz charts and also spent five weeks on the German pop charts. September 2017 saw the release of his most recent album, Kind of Spain.
Together with the Wolfgang Haffner Quartet, he tours the world intensely, year after year.
In Kooperation with Frauenbad Heidelberg
In cooperation with Enjoy Jazz
With a repertoire ranging from classical, jazz and pop arrangements to Christmas a cappella, the British vocal ensemble Apollo5 are adept performers on the concert platform and at festivals.
The group’s performances in London have included St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, and the Houses of Parliament. Recent festivals include The City of London Festival, The London A Cappella Festival, and the Festival La Folle Journée, France. Besides the five vocalists have been touring the US and made their debut in South Asia.
Apollo5 is part of the VCM Foundation, and is involved in its innovative education programme aiming to inspire creativity through music. The programme, led by VOCES8, reaches 40,000 young people annually, working in over 300 schools in the UK, France, Sweden, the USA and Asia. The foundation has its home at the Gresham Centre, at St Anne and St Agnes Church in the heart of the City of London.
Apollo5 is Ensemble in Residence with Surrey Arts. The group works with children and adults with special needs and leads an innovative Young Leaders Programme. Apollo5 leads regular workshops, master-classes, and a children’s concert series at the Gresham Centre, as well as longer term projects and Residency Programmes.
Apollo5 released their debut studio album ‘With a Song in my Heart’ in 2015. They also feature on former King’s Singer Paul Phoenix’s EP ‘Journey’ released on the new Edition Peters Sounds label.