Arik Strauss Trio + Joe Kucera !ABGESAGT! !CANCELED!

Sa 26.12. – Beginn: 20.00 Uhr – Eintritt: 15/10 €



12th Christmas Jazz week / Jazz between the years
Arik Strauss Trio + Joe Kucera

Arik Strauss (p), Hendrik Nehls (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr)
& special guest: Joe Kucera (sax)

Classical, Latin and Contemporary Jazz

Join us on 26.12, the 2nd Christmas Jazz night!! Arik Strauss, from Israel, with his trio and special guest saxophonist Joe Kucera from Prague. They will present famous jazz standards and their own original compositions after arriving in Berlin. Kucera Melodic saxophonist and interesting music storyteller will meet again the trio of Arik Strauss. In their refined and passionate music they bring together different styles of jazz – classical, latin and modern. Joining them are Arik’s usual rhythm section with creative drummer Andrea Marcelli and solid bassist Hendrik Nehls.
„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 Jazz auszeichnungen 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 (2005) Sundance(2012), Stories (2015), The Invisible Child (2019)