ACT: Young German Jazz Night at the Fabrik, Hamburg on September 11, 2006
"I think we all have the impression that things are changing right now," says Michael Wollny, one of European jazz's leading young musicians. Wollny is right. Something is in the air. Everybody is talking about it. A sense sharpening breeze of change is blowing across Europe as musicians, promoters, record companies, commentators and fans are gradually becoming aware that European jazz is in the ascendancy, and that some of the most interesting, challenging and dynamic jazz is no longer coming from its land of origin, but from the Old World.
These are exciting times and from the critical acclaim that has come the way of Wollny and his colleagues - Eva Kruse on bass and Eric Schaefer on drums - who comprise the trio [em], it is clear they are at the forefront of a burgeoning European jazz explosion.
Their debut album Call it [em] (ACT 9650-2) has been released in January 2005 as the first of the new ACT series featuring young German artists: YOUNG GERMAN JAZZ. Six albums have been released since this date and on September 11, ACT will present four of these bands in one show. So come and find out that there is more than enough talent to discover in Germany.
- [em] Wollny / Kruse / Schaefer: [em] II (ACT 9655-2)
- Michael Schiefel: Don't Touch My Animals (ACT 9711-2)
- jazzIndeed feat. Michael Schiefel: Blaue Augen (ACT 9651-2)
- Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr: Remember Chet (ACT 9654-2) feat. Torsten Goods
ACT: YOUNG GERMAN JAZZ NIGHT, Fabrik, Barnerstr. 36, Hamburg, www.fabrik.de, Reservation: 0049 - 40 39 10 70