Here is an interview I did with Jordi Rubio and Maribel Acosta. They created a series of interviews with young New York based performers and composers asking them about their experiences with this crazy city. Great idea!!
JUL 2nd - Grounded w/ Alex Woods, Viola Hammer, Stefan Lievestro - Stainz bei Straden, 17.00
JUL 3rd - Grounded - Raj Klagenfurt, 20.30
JUL 5th - Grounded - Miles Jazz Bar Graz, 21.00
JUL 8th - Grounded - Cafe 7stern Wien, 20.00
JUL 24th - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band - Piestany (Slovakia)
JUL 29 / 30 - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band feat. Kirk Fletcher - Radkersburg
AUG 14/15/16 - Brian Krock Big Band recording produced by Darcy James Argue, System Two - Brooklyn/NY
AUG 25th - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band feat. Deitra Farr, Frankfurt (GER)
SEP 15th - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band, Klagenfurt
OCT 16th - Alex Woods Quartet, TBA, Berlin
OCT 17th - Alex Woods Quartet, B-Flat, Berlin
OCT 19th - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band, Stadttheater Wels
OCT 20th - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band, Zwettl
OCT 21th - Raphael Wressnig Soul Gift Band, Röda Steyer
NOV 2nd - Raphael Wressnig & Harry Sokal, Kulturhauskeller Straden
10/11 NYU recording session w/Elias Stemeseder and Lester St. Louis
10/18 Lithium at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn 9.30pm w/Chris Speed, Keisuke Matsuno, Marty Kenney
11/4 w/ Trish Clowes-ts,Marty Kenney - b, Brooklyn 8pm
4/16 Peter Lenz / Billy Test Large Ensemble at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn 9pm
Excited to share this video of my latest endeavor...
Together with Billy Test I started Big Band!
This is a piece I wrote for Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble.
The lyrics are in german, but it's about the refugee crisis and how poorly we deal with the fear of the unfamiliar and the hatred that comes from it! In a way it also fits whats going on in the states...
Thanks to everybody who participated in this!