Desire for Spring Jazz week: Petry / Moore / Casimir / Marcelli Quartet – Chet Baker‘ favorites tunes

Fr 19.4. – 21:00 h – Eintritt: frei
Desire for Spring Jazz week: Petry / Moore / Casimir / Marcelli Quartet – Chet Baker‘ favorites tunes
Bill Petry (tp), Reggie Moore (p), Olaf Casimir (b), Andrea Marcelli (dr)

A charming evening dedicated to the jazz legend Chet Baker and some of the music that he loved to play. An acoustic quartet featuring young and talented Bill Petry on trumpet, great pianist Reggie Moore, warm bassist Olaf Casimir and passionate drummer Andrea Marcelli.

Join us at the magic 6th „Desire for Spring Jazz week“ 18. – 22. April during the Easter vacation at the Kunstfabrik Schlot.
Five different passionate journeys of Jazz dialogues, full of dynamics and rhythms. Accomplished international drummer/composer Andrea Marcelli will bring some of the best soloists of the Berlin Jazz scene with guests. Each evening a different story.
Opening event 18.04 the new album release „Closing the Circle“ of refined pianist Arik Strauss from Israel and his Trio + guest. On 19.04 a quartet proposing „Chet Baker favorite‘ songs“ with talented guest Bill Petry on trumpet and great pianist Reggie Moore. On 20.04 the powerful Ekkehard Wölk / Andrea Marcelli Quartet featuring virtuoso saxophonist Tobias Relenberg. On 21.04 a vintage Hammond Organ Trio with both talented Christian von der Goltz and guitarist Attila Muehl. Last concert on 22.04 a special quartet featuring groovy pianist Marque Lowenthal and intense guitarist Johan Leijonhufvud.
The soloist will bring their own colors representing and respecting different cultures and sensitivities, all together here in Berlin at Schlot!!

BILL PETRY – Trumpet
„Bill Petrys warmer Sound und sein ehrliches, lyrisches Spiel sind unverkennbar von den Größen des West-Coast-Jazz inspiriert. Davon ausgehend hat der junge Trompeter seine ganz eigene, harmonisch raffinierte Sprache entwickelt, die weder auf komplizierte Phrasen noch auf Effekthascherei setzt. Dass Till Brönner ihn als seinen talentiertesten Schüler bezeichnete ist hinfällig, da er über diesen Status längst hinausgewachsen ist.“

Based in Berlin, pianist-composer-arranger Reggie Moore grew up in New York City, the son of Billy Moore, musician and arranger for the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra. He has toured Japan, the United States and Europe, recorded a number of albums for and worked with such renowned jazz greats as Buddy de Franco, Woody Shaw, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Benny Golson, Kenny Burrell, Cab Calloway, Mercer Ellington, Anita O’Day, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Alvin Queen, Scott Hamilton – to name just a few. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff described Reggie as having a “strongly propulsive beat, crispness of articulation, and emotional directness”.
Following in the footsteps of Dizzie Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, Reggie had the honor of being an official Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, along with vocalist Joe Lee Wilson. Together, they performed in Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt and Cyprus, thereby aiding in bringing this unique American cultural tradition to countries around the world.
His unique art, which he himself calls “Communicable Music” and his dedicated teaching at the Jazz Institute Berlin/Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, have been impacting the German jazz scene and students in Germany for the last 20 years.

OLAF CASIMIR Kontrabass. Nach seinem Studienaufenthalt in New York City 1989 bis 1990 folgten bis ins Jahr 1993 mehrere Europatourneen mit “Duke Ellington`s Sophisticated Ladies” u.a. mit Mercer Ellington. 1994 gewann Olaf Casimir beim internationalen Kontrabasswettbewerb in Avignon den 1. Preis in der Sparte Jazz. 1995 Debütalbum der eigenen Band „Bass Instinct“. Von 1997 bis 2009 lebte er in Hamburg und war dort freischaffend tätig für zahlreiche Produktionen am Deutschen Schauspielhaus sowie für diverse CD-, TV-, und Rundfunk-Produktionen. Seit 1997 ist er Bassist in der Gustav Peter Wöhler Band und von 2004 bis 2012 gehörte er zum festen Live- und Studioensemble von Annett Louisan. 2009 Umzug nach Berlin. Seit 2013 begleitet Olaf Casimir auch das Konzertprogramm “Wegen mir” von Gustav Peter Wöhler.
In seiner Vergangenheit spielte Olaf Casimir u.a. mit Künstlern wie Thomas Quasthoff, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Athur Blythe, Till Brönner, Yvonne Catterfeld, Chico Freeman, Buddy de Franco, Lionel Hampton, Mercer Ellington, Idris Muhammed, Mark Murphy, Tal Farlow, Mundell Lowe, Charlie Bird, Herb Geller, Charlie Antolini, Nils Landgren, Tok Tok Tok u.v.a.m.

ANDREA MARCELLI – Drummer/composer born in Rome, Italy.
He moved to USA in 1989 spending 8 years in Los Angeles and 4 in New York. He is, since 2001, resident in Berlin/Germany. He performed and/or recorded with Wayne Shorter, Don Menza,
David Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Harold Land, Markus Stockhausen, Eddie Gomez, Mike Stern, Mitchel Forman, Allan Holdsworth, Bob Berg, John Patitucci, Eberhard Weber, Alphonso Johnson, Jeff Berlin, Palle Danielsson, Arild Anderson, Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, Frank Gambale, Hiram Bullock, Andy Summers, Rick Margitza and others.
During his career he performed in USA, Japan, India, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tunisia, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, France, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Lebanon and others.
Andrea recorded many CDS and two acclaimed solo CDs for legendary Major Jazz Label VERVE/PolyGram with his original compositions. He graduated in 1986 from the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone (Rome) in Classical Clarinet, Jazz Composition and Arrangement.
More than 190 of his compositions have been recorded in CDs.
Two of Andrea’s compositions are included in „The European Real Book“ and „The Digital Real Book part two“ by Andrea has more than 200 of his compositions recorded in CDs and
broadcasted world-wide.
– Wayne Shorter wrote: „Andrea Marcelli’s music is vibrant and thought-provoking as today’s events. Andrea is such a chameleon. When I first heard his music, it struck me that he played drums,
clarinet, percussion, keyboards and composed in a variety of styles that defied classification, moreover, his display of sensitivity and creative approach to the work produced.“