A quite inspired pianist, who really could play all kinds of stuff, is the brilliant musician Lionel Haas, who is very often performing in Berlin jazz clubs at present. Already in his youth, he came to cool places all over the world, today he is 35 years of age and he tours the globe like he always did (the picture shows him performing this year in the German embassy of Marrocco).
With 9 years he began to play the piano and as a diplomat's son he moves from country to country. For a longer period he lived in London and in the US, today his hometown is Berlin. Lionel Haas is very much frequented as a sideman (with Mike Russell and blues legend Big Joe Turner) but also very successful as a leader of several own groups.
In his music you can hear influences of great Ray Charles: soulful and at the same time elegant and strong in his touch on the keys; Lionel Haas always burn up a piano firework.
This month you can hear him and his marvellous quintet in Berlin jazz club b-flat on Friday, December 22nd, 2006 and he will enthusiast his audience again:
Website Jazzclub b-flat
On December 14th & 15th, 2006 Lionel Haas and his trio will accompany the German singer lady MISHA aka Michaela Steinhauer, who lives in Moscow, Russia since 1999. Here she sings in jazz clubs as the Bluebird and Le Club regularly in front of an enthusiastic audience.
Both concerts are located at the ULTRALOUNGE (in the "Stilwerk", Kantstrasse 17 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, each concert begins 9pm. You can reserve seats and a table under: +49.30.31010-396
Right away on three days this month the pianist is playing with his quartet in the jazz club SCHLOT, the dates are:
Saturday, December 23rd, 2006and at the final 2006 days on Friday, December 29th and Saturday 30th, 2006
Website Jazzclub Schlot
Also he is performing in Poland with Jonas Hammond, bass from Ghana, Africa and with Ex-Defunkt drummer Kenny Martin on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 in the Philharmony of Gdansk.
Lionel Haas is a true jazz and soulman on the keys. Don't miss his concerts!
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