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ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT
RANDOM/CONTROL - TOUR D'HORIZON
THURSDAY, JUN 27 2019, 07:30 PM
The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is one of the world's leading jazz festivals and brings together unique musical sounds from many countries, highlighting international artists' take on the only true American art form – jazz. Founded in 2002 in Rochester, NY, the multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in downtown Rochester, NY and presents more than 1500 artists from around the world in 320+ free shows at 20 venues.
David Helbock - Piano, Electronics, Percussion
Johannes Bär - Trumpet, Tuba, Beatbox, Didgeridoo, Electronics, Percussion
Andreas Broger - Sopransax, Tenorsax, Clarinet, Bassclarinet, Flute, Percussion
More than 20 instruments on stage, but just three musicians: David Helbock, Outstanding Artist Award Winner in Austria, mainly plays on instruments with keys. Johannes Bär does all the brass, from trumpet to bassflügelhorn and tuba and Andreas Broger plays wind-instruments like saxophones, clarinets and flutes.
For their new program – released as a CD on the renowned Label ACT Music – David Helbock got inspired by his favorite jazz piano players and arranged their most famous tunes. Among them are new, exciting versions of "Watermelon Man" by Herbie Hancock or "Bolivia" by Cedar Walton – but also soft, atmospheric pieces like Keith Jarrett's "My Song" shine like new.
“I think this musician with his “pianocap“ is one of the most exciting players of the young European jazz scene. The listener experiences something new when David Helbock plays. And it’s never “top-heavy“ music – it's music that thrills the body and the mind.” – Roland Spiegel, Bavarian radio
Rochester International Jazz Festival