Martin Auer (DE) - tr.
Ben Kraef (DE) - sax
Larry Porter (USA)- p.
Andreas Lang (DK) - b.
Eric Vaughn (US) - dr.
The Jazz Messengers were an influential jazz combo that existed for over thirty-five years beginning in the early 1950's as a collective, and ending when long-time leader and founding drummer Art Blakey died in 1990, the bands music is high energy, super well arranged and virtuous.
-Larry Porter is one of the most respected American Jazz pianists currently residing in Germany. His professional career spans over five decades and his mastery of the art and language of Jazz have brought him to every corner of the world. He has collaborated and worked with some of the greatest American jazz legends including: Chet Baker, Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp Thad Jones, Art Farmer etc.
-Martin Auer is a Berlin based jazz trumpet player from South Germany. He leads his own quintet and plays along as sideman in many projects all over Europe. At the moment he is guest professor for trumpet at the Jazzinstitut Berlin.
-Ben Kraef is a German-Montenegrin saxophonist and composer based in Berlin, In 2007 he relocated to New York City on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and obtained a Master of Arts from The City College of New York in 2009.
Nicknamed “The Viking” Andreas Lang powerful stage presence is unique and unparalleled. Andreas performed in Denmark with Anders Mogensen, Hans Ulrik, Kresten Osgood, Håvard Wiik and Mads la Cour. In 2007 he settled in Berlin and quickly established himself in the jazz scene there as a bassist in great demand. He has shared the stage with Jeremy Pelt, Bill Stewart, Rudi Mahall, Christian Lillinger, Oliver Steidle, Gunter Hampel, Henrik Walsdorff, Tobias Delius, John Schröder and many others. As a member of the group Hütte, he won the New German Jazz Award in 2013.
-Eric Vaughn, Son of (Jazz drummer) Robert Vaughn is the Owner Operator of Naked Jazz/ Arts Branding, From Savannah/Atlanta Georgia. Inducted to Coastal Jazz Hall of fame (Class Of 2014) . Jazz Curator - Werkstatt der Kulturen, The Hat- Bar Berlin. Inventor of Living Art Time.
Konzert Beginn um 21.15 Uhr
(Einlass 20:00 Uhr)