„Trumpet Vibes“, this is the title of the „JazzBaltica 2007” program under the roof of the “Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival”. Artists like the gifted and imaginative trumpeter Dave Douglas, living legend of the vibraphone Mr. Bobby Hutcherson or Bunky Green, one of the most exciting saxophonists of our time, will be presented this year. Even the master of “Afrobeat” Mr. Femi Kuti will perform with an explosive concert. From next Wednesday, June 27, 2007 till July 1, 2007 the “Créme de la Créme” of jazz offer their art in Northern Germany.
Dave Douglas amongst under the most productive and at the same time creative musicians of today’s jazz. His first tour through Europe was with Horace Silver’s band in 1987. Since 1993 he recorded and published 20 albums under his own name. In particular his works with John Zorn’s “Masada Project” is well remembered by the fans. His original compositions show East European folk music combined with fresh arrangements of classic jazz works from masters like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Roland Kirk and Kurt Weill. Lots of Dave Douglas discs are dedications to musicians like for instance Booker Little or Mary Lou Williams. New recordings show his faible for fusion music of the 70’s like Miles Davis musical work, where he feels obliged for. Douglas’ bride artistic spectrum catapults him to the most important and most innovative jazz musicians of the present scene.
More informations about Dave Douglas under:
Website Dave Douglas
The unusual concept of JazzBaltica is to push projects and create formations of musicians, who never worked before together. Salzau and his castle in Ostholstein (30 kilometres from Kiel away), the main place of the events, bring together jazz masters, who find the perfect surrounding to realize those projects.
It is to be hoped, that Rainer Haarmann, the artistic director and his team find keys for the birth of new musical ideas and be very popular by music fans from near and far emphasize their support by countless presence.
More informations, details about the programme of JazzBaltica 2007 and ticket reservations under:
Website JazzBaltica 2007