This American (born 1950) is a true multi-talented artist: a piano virtuoso, a vocal acrobat, and a conductor. He is a musical chamelon who elegantly can perform Jazz, Classical or R&B.
In 1988 he had an international hit with “Don´t Worry, Be Happy”, after which he shifted his attention to classical music. He conducted orchestra and recorded Mozart compositions with Chick Corea on which he used his voice as a solo instrument.
Now he will be bringing a new program to the Vienna Jazz Fest called “Spirit You All”, which will be arranged by Gil Goldstein. It will feature his classic numbers such as “Wade In The Water”, “Fix Me Jesus” and “Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho”, which he will perform with a quartet and several back-up singers.
by Verein Jazz Fest Wien on Sat, 19/01/2013 - 18:11
A 57-year-old native of the German city of Mülheim, Helge Schneider has a similarly genial relationship to Jazz that he has to telling stories. For him, syllables are like musical notes in that he uses them for improvisation. His worldview and approach to life has been shaped by a wide variety of jobs. 1989 saw the... read more
by Verein Jazz Fest Wien on Sat, 19/01/2013 - 18:04
Behind the weathered face of this 76-year old from the mountains of the Piemont there is a poetic genius who can conjure the long-ago past as well as visions of the future. Trained as a lawyer, Conte dominates the stage like a European Tom Waits. His songs often focus on contrasts: the bizarre alongside the intellectual,... read more