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SATURDAY, JUN 15 2019, 01:30 PM

Presented by the ACFNY, critically acclaimed Austrian multi-award winning guitarist Matthias Löscher performs together with Austrian bassist Matthias Pichler and Chilean drummer Felix Lecaros at the Blue Note Jazz Festival European Sound Series on June 15 at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Critically acclaimed and multi- award winning guitarist Matthias ‘Pedals’ Löscher is a musician and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is featured on countless records and has released seven Albums as a leader/ co-leader. Löscher’s resume includes concerts in clubs and festivals, TV and radio broadcast shows, live studio recordings, and album productions all over the world. Matthias Loescher is founding member of THE RUFF PACK (co-lead with Stephan Kondert). The group has toured extensively in Europe and the United States and produced several successful Albums. Since becoming the lead guitarist in 2016 of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s band, Löscher has recorded and toured around the globe with her several times, performing in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.Matthias Löscher performed and collaborated with artists such as Nas, Common, Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy, Steven Marley, Seun Kuti, Deva Mahal, Akua Naru, Doug Wimbish, SK Invitational, Illa J, China Moses, Justin Brown, Hamid Drake, Lee Hogans, Lylit, Fiva, Werner Zangerle, Neue Oper Wien, TY, Lorenz Raab, Lee Hogans, Mino Cinelu and many others. Furthermore Matthias Löscher was awarded the prestigious Austrian “Salzburger Jahresstipendium für Musik in 2011” prize.

Matthias Pichler, born 1981, studied classical double bass at the Conservatory in Innsbruck, and jazz bass at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. He received the Hans-Koller Award in 2004, which included a travel grant for a New York residence where he took lessons with John Patitucci, Larry Grenadier and Marc Johnson. In 2006, he gained the Hans-Koller Award in the category “Sideman of the year”. In 2010, he won the first prize in the Jazz Competition of the international Double Bass Congress "Bass2010" in Berlin.
In 2014 and 2015 he was finalist of the New German Jazz Award. Matthias was a member of the Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio for 8 years, and played with many more internationally renowned musicians. Concerts with these artists brought him to over 30 countries all over the world. Currently he is living in New York and is part of various formations with a broad range of musical styles.

Few Chilean jazz musicians have at such a young age become soloists deemed as essential listening among their peers as drummer Félix Lecaros has since the beginning of the decade. He comes from a Chilean jazz dynasty of the highest order. “The fact that Félix Lecaros is a member of ten jazz projects simultaneously can only indicate two things: either this musician is a phenomenon or young jazz drummers are scarce. The latter - no way. The drummer doesn’t exist who has never been surprised by Lecaros on his drums at some point. Orlando Avendaño, the historic jazz drummer from the 60s and 70s recalls, “Seeing Félix put me in check. He has a perfect touch, advanced technique, and fine-tunes the drums like I’ve never heard before. I think I'm going to take classes with him.”


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