Showcasing Bands 2021: European Jazz Meeting (Part 3) — jazzahead!

Showcasing Bands 2021: European Jazz Meeting (Part 3)

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jazzahead! and International jazz Day Germany have teamed up to present you the jazzahead! 2021 showcasing artist even before the event in articles, interviews and more.

Macha Gharibian (FR)

Macha Gharibian is a French pianist, singer and composer with Armenian roots. She is the daughter of the musician Dan Gharibian.
At the age of 20, she began composing theater music, associating her pieces with works by Rachmaninov or Oliver Messiaen. In 2005, as a result of a trip to New York, she felt new musical horizons and discovered for herself the world of improvisation with New York jazz musicians such as Jason Moran, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, and others.
On the current album "Mars" she combines newly arranged traditional Armenian folk songs with jazz and pop influences, always carefully blending them into a modern European sound.
Macha Gharibian tells us in her contemporary compositions about her travels and takes us into the world of the Orient, accompanies us through the plain cast by the shadow of Mount Ararat and right into the pulsating life of Brooklyn. A stirring musical universe!

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Nefertiti Quartet (FR)

The Nefertiti Quartet is a French jazz band. Nefertiti was named after a composition by Wayne Shorter. In this deceptively classical and incredibly stylish quartet (founded in 2013 with three comrades from the CRR in Paris), their compositions are literally staged.
Nefertiti Quartet are far from the endless chronology that begins with the presentation of the theme and then leaves room for improvisation before finally returning to the theme.
After two albums that benefited from the experience and deepening of touring, Nefertiti Quartet won the Euroradio Jazz Competition in 2019 (Pierre Demange doubled the stakes with the Best Soloist Award) and is the winner of the Jazz Migration #5 program.

Delphine Deau - Piano
Camille Maussion - Saxophone
Pedro Ivo Ferreira - Bass
Pierre Demange - Drums

Red Kite (DK/GB)

Red Kite is a sextet led by Danish pianist Esben Tjalve which includes Phronesis’ Jasper Høiby on bass, Austrian Hannes Riepler (guitar) and Italian Fulvio Sigurtà (trumpet). Their new album “Theory of Colours” is "an experiment with different colours in a musical sense, combining a composed score and improvised sections with synthesizers and various effects on acoustic instruments."
At jazzahead! digital 2021 with the following line up: Fulvio Sigurta - (tpt) Esben Tjalve - (keys) Adrian Christensen - (db), Frederik Bülow - (dr)

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Rembrandt Frerichs Trio (NL)

Rembrandt Frerichs (b. 1977 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch jazz musician.
Rembrandt is a pianist with a broad perspective. He focuses his energy on ideas that are meaningful to him and his artistic journey is constantly deepening into new areas. Having worked with Michael Brecker at only 25 years old and played a double concert with Chick Corea in London, Rembrandt is familiar with the American jazz tradition, but he seeks to avoid well-trodden paths. Rembrandt`s knowledge of the music of different parts of the world pushes his compositions to continually evolve, pushing the boundaries of classical, improvised and world music.
At the age of 22, Rembrandt made his debut at the North Sea Jazz Festival. His debut album, released in 2006, was nominated for a Dutch Grammy (Edison Award). Rembrandt Frerich's current albums: "Same Self, Same Silence" (feat. Hossein Alizadeh) and "Graffiti Jazz".

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