Deborah Brown (USA) - voc
Sylwester Ostrowski (PL) - ts
Yakov Okun (RUS) - p
Francesco Angiuli (IT) - b
Eric Allen (USA) - dr
Deborah Brown Quartet feat. Sylwester Ostrowski
„Kansas City Here I Come” - promotion release concert tour
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Deborah’s musical talents have propelled her from coast to coast in the USA, eventually leading her to Europe via Japan and Indonesia culminating in a 12 year residency in Europe. Performing in night clubs, concerts, jazz festivals, on television and radio soundstages, Deborah has made a name for herself with appearances in more than 50 countries around the world. Deborah Brown has 16 recordings as a leader and is featured on many others as a special guest artist.
Deborah has enjoyed participating in and creating many unique musical situations….among these (in no particular order) are….A quintet recording with trombonist Slide Hampton. A concert tour in duo with Roger Kelloway. Another highlight, a duo performance and recording with guitarist, Joe Beck. Also with pianist, Dorthy Donegan on a festival in Holland. A performance with trumpetist, Clark Terry. A studio recording of the cd “A Lover’s Question” with author James Baldwin. Tours with her quartet “Jazz 4 Jazz”, that featured pianist Horace Parlan, Red Mitchell or Hein Van De Geijn on acoustic bass and legendary drummer Ed Thigpen. Concert appearances with Johnny Griffin, Benny bailey, Billy Mitchell, Michelle Le Grand, “Toots” Thielemans, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Bobby Shew, Kenny Drew, Roy Hargrove, Eric Reeds Trio, The Doky Brothers and so many more jazz greats. Her latest cd was recorded with the fine saxophonist, Bobby Watson on “All Too Soon”. A concert performance and a future recording with Lee Konitz.
Sylwester Ostrowski - jazz saxophonist and music producer. As a musician he won numerous prizes including the main prize in the jazz standards competition Siedlce 2002, and as a music producer The Fryderyk Award 2007 for Piotr Wojtasik’s record "Circle". As an accomplishment for the activities towards establishment of the Academy of Art in Szczecin in 2010. The Minister of Culture and National Heritage honoured Ostrowski the honorary title „With Merit to the Polish Culture”. Ostrowski has recorded three own CDs: "When the groove is low" (2011 ), " Don’t Explain” (2013) and “Just Music” (2014) . First two albums were recorded with American jazzmen known for their cooperation with Billy Harper – double bassist Wayne Dockery and a drummer Newman Taylor Baker, third with Japanese jazz star, pianist Makoto Kuriya.
In 2015, he performed together with the legend of jazz, vocalist Deborah Brown during the European Music Fair by the ‘Co Jest Grane’ Magazine. The joint concert was a tremendous success and contributed to their continued collaboration. The artists produced a record ‘Kansas City Here I Come’. It had its premiere in November 2016.
A major force in Russian jazz since the mid '90s, Moscowbased pianist Yakov Okun is one of the most respected jazz musicians within the jazz community. What placed Okun on the international stage was not only his work with the likes of Johnny Griffin, James Spaulding, Lew Tabackin, Eddie Henderson, Gary Smulyan, Jeremy Pelt, Deborah Brown and many others who toured with Yakov Okun Trio, but also his
Criss Cross label CD “New York Encounter” - the first U.S. jazz release in history of Russian jazz with leader who did not move to the U.S. but kept working on his homeland soil.
Born in Monopoli (South of Italy) in 1980, he began playing music in early age, devoting to Oboe and the Piano, but eventually he choosed the Electric Bass (at the age of 15) and the Double Bass (at the age of 17) as his main instruments. He started his academic education in 1991 at the Conservatorio Nino Rota of Monopoli, where he attended the piano lessons of Maestro Giovanni Saponara until he switched to the Double Bass class with the Maestro Michele Cellaro.
He got graduated in 2006 (10/10). At the same time he attended the Workshops of the great Franco Petracchi and Ermanno Ferrari. From 1999 till 2002 he studied Electric Bass at Università della Musica and lately at Percentomusica in Rome, where he attended the lessons of Massimo Moriconi and Luca Pirozzi, getting his Degree in 2002. In 2006 he moved to the Netherlands to get specialized in Jazz with the great bass player and producer Hein Van De Geyn (Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dee Dee Bridgwaters) at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. He also studied with Frans Van Der Hoeven, Roelof Mejer, John Ruocco, Eric Giben, Rob Van Bavel, Henk Huzinga and others, getting his Bachelor Degree in 2009 (cum laude) and his Master Degree in 2011. During these years he also attended workshops and private lessons with John Patitucci, Dave Holland, Mike Manieri, Jerry Bergonzi,Dave Liebman, Harvie S., Barry Harris, Alain Caron, Miguel Zenon, Paul Jeffrey, Aaron Parks, and others. In 2001 he won the first prize at Baronissi Jazz Competition. During the years he had the possibility to perform in Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, Austria, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Finland, India, Denmark, Slovenia, Ethiopia, Montenegro, Czech Repubblic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia- Hercegovina, Ireland.
Beginn 21:00 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr)