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Michael Wollny Trio at the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents German pianist Michael Wollny and his trio in concert at the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Featuring Eric Schaefer (drums) and Christian Weber (bass).

German pianist Michael Wollny brings his trio to the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

One of the most prominent jazz stars to rise from Germany in recent years, Wollny is distinctly a lyrical performer - revelling in simplicity over showy technique. Building drama through evocative themes, Wollny blends improvisation with classical inflections and brooding gothic undertones. The carefully crafted grooves of drummer Eric Schaefer and bassist Christian Weber complete the line-up for this concert at the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham, in the first of three programmes showcasing Jazz on 3's coverage of the festival.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 May 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • Thomas Strønen's Time Is A Blind Guide in concert at Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 4 May 2014

    • Line up: Kit Downes (piano); Nils Økland (violin, harding-violin); Lucy Railton (cello);

    • Ole Morten Vågan (double bass); Siv Øyunn Kjenstad (percussion); Thomas Strønen (drums)

    • Thomas Strønen's Time Is A Blind Guide

      As We Wait for Time

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

  • John Fordham shares his festival highlights

  • Michael Wollny Trio in concert at The Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 3 May 2014

    • Line up: Michael Wollny (piano); Christian Weber (double bass); Eric Schaefer (drums)

    • Michael Wollny Trio

      Phlegma Phighter

      Composer: Eric Schaefer

    • Michael Wollny Trio

      Be Free, A Way

      Composer: The Flaming Lips

    • Michael Wollny Trio

      Rufe in der horchenden Nacht

      Composer: Paul Hindemith

    • Michael Wollny Trio

      When the Sleeper Wakes

      Composer: Michael Wollny

  • Jez speaks with Jamie Cullum at the festival

  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet in concert at the Jazz Arena, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 4 May 2014

    • Line up: Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet); Sam Harris (piano); Harish Raghavan (double bass); Justin Brown (drums)

    • Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

      Milky Pete

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

  • Michael Wollny interview

  • Michael Wollny Trio in concert at The Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 3 May 2014

    • Michael Wollny Trio

      Nacht

      Composer: Alban Berg

    • Michael Wollny Trio

      Lasse!

      Composer: Guillaume de Machaut

  • Jez catches up with Iain Ballamy at the festival

  • Food in session for Jazz on 3 in 2002

    • Line up: Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen (trumpet); Mats Eilertsen (double bass); Thomas Strønen (drums)

    • Food

      Josephine's Waltz

      Composer: Arve Henriksen

Michael Wollny at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Michael Wollny at Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Photo by Tim Dickeson © 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Michael Wollny Trio - Eric Schaefer

Michael Wollny Trio - Eric Schaefer
Photo by Tim Dickeson © 2014 – All Rights Reserved

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