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THURSDAY, JUN 21 2018, 02:30 PM

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to take part in Make Music New York for the second year in a row, this year showcasing artists right in front of our iconic building. No reservations required -- just come by and experience a fun and informative afternoon of fresh sounds & rhythms under the sun! (Don't worry, we have an awning, so even if it rains, you will still catch some great music.)

Peter Traunmueller's top-notch international jazz quartet CARE TO SHARE will come together for the MMNYC festival to present their brand new music exclusively and open-air at the ACFNY. The music will be a thorough mix of Traunmueller's musical influences, which are mainly European classical music, Funk, and, of course, all that jazz throughout the centuries, as well as compositions by his fellow Austrian colleague, Dennis Brandner. Focus lies on compositional details as well as wide-open passages for his sideman and sidewoman to shine and feature their individual voices.


Peter Traunmueller, drums, composition
Dennis Brandner, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, composition
Hyuna Park, piano, synthesizer
Myles Sloniker, double bass


New York-based drummer, arranger and composer Peter Traunmueller, originally from Salzburg, Austria, has earned a reputation as a musician with a unique skill to express himself fluently in many different styles and genres. His well-developed facility on his instrument and his great ability to listen and support his fellow band members has given Peter the opportunity to perform all over the world with artists such as Assaf Kehati, Michel Reis, Gianni Gagliardi, Lukas Gabric, John Stetch, Jim Cammack, Curtis J, Jon Davis, Dan Lipsitz, Steve Ash, Milo Z, Pat O'Leary, Hyuna Park, among many others. Peter has also performed at iconic venues in NYC such as the Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Cornelia Street Café, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom, BBKing and NJPac. 

Among Traunmueller's collaborators, Austrian, New York-based saxophonist Dennis Brandner has earned a reputation as a musician with great facility on his instrument, a creative composer with a personal approach, and an improviser employing a lyrical yet exciting calm in his solo work. Steely Dan's saxophonist and internationally acclaimed jazz great Walt Weiskopf describes him as "... a highly talented jazz musician. Dennis plays with a beautiful full sound and his lines are always compelling. He has what it takes to excel in the music business." Dennis co-leads a multinational quartet featuring pianist extraordinaire Vitor Gonçalves. Moreover, he has recorded as a sideman on various albums for Barnette Records. His first album as a leader is due for release in 2018. He performed with musicians Joe Zawinul, Don Menza, and New York jazz veteran Rob Bargad (Cobb's Mob/ Nat Adderley).

Hyuna Park is an award-winning New-York-based jazz pianist from Korea. Her unique musical voice embraces everything from contemporary rhythms, to classical influences, to swinging hard bop. She takes the listener on a mesmerizing journey, which is full of energy and in which you never exactly know where you are going to end up. She has now become an integral part of the cutting edge of the New York jazz scene performing with Grammy-winners Vincent Herring, Luis Bonilla, Linda Oh, Michael Mossman, Vincent Cherico, Lonnie Plaxico, David Wang and Andy McKee. She regularly performs with the Avalon Jazz Band, A Mighty Good Thing, The Redbirds, The Endorphins and her own band: the Hyuna Park Trio. Recently Park won the first place for International Women in Jazz and performed at St. Peter's church with Myles Sloniker and Peter Traunmueller. Her first piano trio album as a trio will be released in June 2018.

Myles Sloniker is a bassist and composer based in New York City. Equally at home in a multitude of styles from straight-forward jazz to classical, folk, and experimental music, Sloniker has established himself as a prominent young voice even among New York's fractured musical cliques, and has performed with a long list of eclectic musical luminaries including Ron Miles, Jeff Coffin, David Hazeltine, and Seamus Blake, among others. Aside from his work in jazz circles, Sloniker has also been involved in collaborations with theatre and dance, most notably at the New York International Fringe Festival, and with artist and choreographer Nick Cave.

Image credit: Mariana Meraz

In front of the building