Andrea Marcelli & Jazz Friends Quintet feat.: Peter Ehwald

Mo. 30.12. – 21:00 h – Eintritt: frei
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Andrea Marcelli & Kurkuma Quintet feat.: Peter Ehwald
Peter Ehwald (sax), Tino Derado (p), Roland Neffe (vib),
Tom Berkmann (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr)

Contemporary and Latin jazz

Kurkuma Quintet 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 the New Year!! Great special soloists vibraphonist Roland Neffe, warm saxophonist Peter Ehwald, refined pianist Tino Derado, 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.

TINO DERADO, pianist/composer, a graduate (BFA) of Berklee College of Music (Boston) and the New School (New York) Tino Derado , who studied on a Eubie Blake Scholarship. In reflection of his mixed cultural heritage (Croatian/ German), he soon developed a dynamic interest in ethnic and world music.
Tino performed with Gary Burton, Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Paul Winter, Dave Liebman, Frank Gambale, Avishy Cohen, Craig Handy, Billy Drewes, Matthew Garrison, Rebekka Bakken, Nils Langren, Papo Vasquez, Andy Gonzales and Bob Moses among others.
Derado has lived 12 years in New York and has moved back to Berlin/Germany. He is frequently working with the NDR Bigband and teaching at the JIB University (Berlin). 2014 he got appointed to be Professor at the Musikhochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.

ROLAND NEFFE Berlin based, Austrian Vibraphonist.He collaborated with: Michael Kiefis, Christian Lillinger, Nat Townsley, Peter Fulda, Dejan Terzic, Dresdner Sinfoniker, European Music Project, Kronos, Rick Margitza, Michel Godard, Frank Möbus, Pino Minafra, Nils Wogram, Quartet, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Studio Percussion Graz, Ensemble United Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin and others. He is teaching Jazz Vibraphone at the Jazzdepartment of “Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg”.
AWARDS: Jazz – Studiopreis of the Berlin Senate
Assessment fee Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior
Award Berklee Talent Scholarship Found
Working scholarship d. State of Austria
The LAG Jazz Bavarian Prize for Promotions
Finalist Blue Note Jazzsearch

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.