Andrea Marcelli and Kurkuma Quartet ABGESAGT! CANCELED!

Do 09.04. – 21:00 – ABGESAGT! CANCELED!

7th Desire for Spring Jazz week
Peter Ehwald (s), Ludwig Hornung (p), Tom Berkman (b),
Andrea Marcelli (dr)
Contemporary and Mediterranean Jazz
Kurkuma Quartet is an idea of leader Andrea Marcelli. Either famous Jazz compositions or original music!!
This European band wish to convey with their music, positive and energetic feelings to the listener to bring everybody to a wonderful beginning of Spring!!
Great special soloists warm saxophonist Peter Ehwald, refined pianist Ludwig Hornung, creative bassist Tom Berkmann and veteran international drummer Andrea Marcelli. Expect Contemporary, Latin and Hard Bop Jazz and a lot’s of swing!!

Drummer/composer ANDREA MARCELLI moved to the USA in 1989, spending eight years in Los Angeles and four in New York City. He has resided in Berlin since 2001. Two of his tunes are included in both “The European Real Book“ and “The Digital Real Book part 2“. He is leading an active international musical life, performing with Wayne Shorter, Don Menza, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Gomez, Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber, Markus Stockhausen, Palle Danielsson, John Patitucci, Mike Mainieri, Hiram Bullock, Frank Gambale, Andy Summers and others. He recorded many albums and two critical acclaimed
Cds with legendary Major Label Verve/PolyGram.

John Kelman schreibt: „…Marcellis Kompositionen transzendieren simple Melodien, die den Zuhörer zu bekannten und unbekannten Plätzen entführen, versteckte Emotionen ans Licht bringen… Da ist die Reife des Konzeptes, die klare Vision, die ‚Beyond the Blue’ zu einer Art Markenzeichen Marcellis wird.“

PETER EHWALD – saxophones, studied at the music academies in Weimar and Köln, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at City College New York. Rewarded with a prestigious DAAD scholarship he taught Jazz-Combo and Big Band from 2005 to 2007 as a graduate assistant at the City College, New York. His composition Alanis was performed at Carnegie Hall in spring 2007. Since 2011 Peter is the artistic director of Backyard Jazz Orchestra, a Big Band project, which is initiated by Goethe Institut. Peter is an intensely touring musician, who performs with many bands with Musicians like: Clarence Penn, Rudi Mahall, Frank Möbus, Gene Calderazzo, Dan Weiss, Scott Reeves, Anthony Pinciotti.

Ludwig Hornung is one of those rare people blessed with natural virtuosity. His technique is truly breathtaking. And “technique” does not simply denote the ability to play many notes in quick succession (most musicians can do that), but rather to be able to create a unique singing quality for each note, and maintaining this quality in every imaginable context. He makes every note sing; every note is mesmerising, even in rapid lines (“Echos”); the chords are luminescent (“Der Spieler”). A musician who can “sing” like this is able to hear every note he plays entirely in that moment; each note makes him credible, and every improvisation becomes a spontaneous composition with nothing left to be added at the end. It is futile to point out single pieces or passages, for Ludwig Hornung’s mastery is omnipresent. Ludwig Hornung, der aus Neustadt an der Weinstraße stammt und in Berlin lebt, studierte Piano am Jazz-Institut Berlin bei Ludwig Nuss, wo er auch den Bachelor mit Auszeichnung erwarb.

TOM BERKMANN – bass He grew up in a small village in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.Tom started studying Jazz Bass at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory in Munich with Paulo Cardoso and after to Berlin to study at the Jazz Institute with Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Hollenbeck. He was a DAAD scholar (German Academic Exchange Service) and graduated from Manhattan School of Music in New York with a Master of Music degree, where he studied with Jay Anderson, Phil Markowitz and David Liebman. He was a semifinalist in the Jazz Competition of the International Double Bass Convention “Bass 2010” in Berlin. For composing and performing the soundtrack of the movie “Oh Boy” he received the German Academy Award for Best Filmscore and the German Critic’s Award for Best Soundtrack at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale in 2013.