4th Desire for Spring Jazz Week: Arik Strauss „In Spite of All“ Trio & guests

Arik Strauss (p), Roland Fidezius (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr) & special guest Sigal Adler-Strauss (voc)

…Classical, Latin and Modern Jazz.

Join us at the magic 4th „Desire for Spring Jazz week“, April 14th – 19th, during Easter, at the Kunstfabrik Schlot.

Six different journeys of music dialogues, dynamics, passion, rhythms and colors of Jazz. Accomplished drummer/composer Andrea Marcelli will bring  some of the best soloists of the Berlin Jazz scene and special guests from abroad.  Each evening a completely different mood and genre. Opening concert 14.04 with the quartet of virtuoso saxophonist Woody Witt from Texas and on 15.04 the quintet of award winner pianist Sorin Zlat from Bucharest, both thanks to the Rumänisches Kulturinstitut. On 16.04 a special quartet presenting the Jazz reunion of the two very talented Allan Praskin and Larry Porter. On 17.04 Film and Classic meets Jazz with whimsical Ekkehard Wölk Quartet and special guest warm guitarist Filippo Cosentino from Alba / Italy, on 18.04 the passionate pianist Arik Strauss from Israel in trio + guest and closing concert 19.04 a specially creative trio with Tino Derado and Lars Gühlcke…

The musicians will bring their own colors representing different cultures and sensitivities, all together here in Berlin at  Schlot. Jazz rearrangements of famous composers and all kind of original compositions and moods.
Expect the unexpected!

Arik Strauss  „In Spite of All“  Trio + guests
Arik Strauss (p), Roland Fidezius (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr) & special guest Sigal Adler-Strauss (voc)
…Classical, Latin and Modern Jazz.


Werktekeningen CD-DVD verpakkingen DPACK 6PAGEArik Strauss, from Israel, will present with his trio and guests, material from the new album „In Spite of All“, released in September 2016 by Dot Time Records, and new material which he composed after arriving in Berlin this summer after living in Jerusalem and New York.
In his refined and passionate music Strauss brings together different styles of jazz – classical, latin and modern. Joining him are creative drummer Andrea Marcelli and solid bassist Roland Fidezius.
„[Strauss] plays with refined sense of feeling and sensitivity somewhere between Bill Evans  and Frédéric Chopin and yet there’s also the charm of the pop song present…“
– Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz

Andrea Marcelli_04_17Andrea Marcelli  (Rom)  Schlagzeuger
Von 1989 bis 1997 lebt er in Los Angeles, danach vier Jahre in New York. Seit 2001 ist Marcelli in Berlin, wo er am Film „Good Bye Lenin“ mitwirkt und mehrere Jazzauszeichnungen erhält. Er hat bis jetzt etwa 190 eigene Kompositionen aufgenommen. Zwei seiner Kompositionen finden Eingang in die bedeutende Sammlung  „The European Real Book“ und „The Digital Real Book part 2“.
Er spielt in den USA, Japan, Indien, Brasilien, Indonesia, all over Europe, Tunisia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique; Lebanon etc.
Mit: Wayne Shorter, Ekkehard Wölk, Don Menza, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Eddie Gomez,  Allan Holdsworth, John Patitucci, David Liebman, Markus Stockhausen, Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber, Frank Gambale, Hiram Bullock, Harold Land, and many others.
Als Bandleader veröffentlicht Marcelli vier Alben mit eigenen Kompositionen: Silent Will und Oneness (Verve/PolyGram/Polydor KK) + Beyond the Blue, Sundance(2012), Stories (2015)

Roland Fidezius studied Jazz-Bass from 1997 till 2003 at the university of the arts (Udk), Berlin. He got the chance to perform world-wide and record with many great Jazz musicians of the Berlin Jazz Scene. He performed through Canada, Spain and Portugal with the band Gorilla Mask, invited by the Goethe-Institut.
He also played with the Berlin Youth Jazz Orchestra, Staatsorchester. Fankfurt/Oder, Filmorchester Babelsberg, Gitte Haenning Orchester, Berlin Big Band, Open Source Orchester, Berliner Jugend Jazz Orchester, and with pop star Sarah Connor.

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