Arik Strauss Trio + Joe Kucera and guest

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11th Christmas week / Jazz between the years
Arik Strauss Trio + Joe Kucera and guest
Arik Strauss (p), Hendrik Nehls (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr)
special guests: Joe Kucera (sax), Sigal Adler-Strauss (voc)
Classical, Latin and Modern Jazz

Join us on the Christmas Jazz night!! Arik Strauss, from Israel, with his trio and special guest saxophonist Joe Kucera from Prague and delicate singer Sigal Adler-Strauss. They will present famous jazz standards and compositions by Arik written after arriving in Berlin, he lived previously in Jerusalem and New York.
Arik Strauss In his refined and passionate music brings together different styles of jazz – classical, latin and modern. Joining him are his usual rhythm section with creative drummer Andrea Marcelli and solid bassist Jonathan Robinson.
„Arik 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

Joe Kučera is a Czech jazz saxophonist and flautist.
He was born in Prague in Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now the Czech Republic). He began playing clarinet at age of seventeen and later changed his instrument to saxophone and flute. Since 1967, he played with Michal Prokop’s band Framus Five and two years after, he emigrated to Austria with fellow jazz musician Sammy Vomáčka. Later he went to Berlin. He worked with many musicians, such as Jackie Leven, Werner Lämmerhirt and many others. He founded jazz festival Jazz Meeting Berlin in 1997

Andrea 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 erhaelt. 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 6 Alben mit eigenen Kompositionen:
Silent Will und Oneness (Verve/PolyGram/Polydor KK) + Beyond the Blue,
Sundance(2012), Stories (2015), The invisible child (2018)

Hendrik Nehls – Bass
1982 in Strausberg geboren und aufgewachsen
1987 – 1993 Violoncellounterricht
1993 – 2000 klassischer Kontrabassunterricht bei Matthias Morche
2001 Abitur am Theodor-Fontane-Gymnasium Strausberg
2002 – 2005 Jazzkontrabassunterricht bei Stefan Weeke
2002 – 2005 Studium der Betriebswirtschaft an der BA Berlin
August 2005 Diplom Betriebswirt (BA)
2005 NYC Kontrabassunterricht bei Buster Williams und George Mraz
2006 Working Musician in Portugal
2007 Working Musician in Shanghai
Seit 2007 Working Musician in Berlin

www.jazzfritz.com/de/musiker/arikstrauss/profil/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Ku%C4%8Dera
www.andreamarcelli.com