Se. 25. Marts 2017 19:00
“Sebastian Studnitzky is a sound aesthete … You find yourself wanting more of this tranquil and unpretentious chamber music.”
/Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung/
“His compositions float in the air. They call for attentive ears. As peaceful as they are, they somehow completely fill the room right from the very first moment. They creep deep within the listener and bring along a resonance – delicate and gentle.”
STUDNITZKY has always been a traveller between the realms of jazz, classical and electronic music. With MEMENTO – orchestral experience he presents his multi-faceted and stylistically open nature with entrancing succinctness. Accompanied by a string quartet or a chamber orchestra and guests, he celebrates a fascinating and emotional journey on trumpet and piano. In his inimitable music not a single note is superfluous. It is detailed, minimalistic and transparent, yet it displays an emotional depth which is uniquely personal. With this distinctive sound, STUDNITZKY stands pleasantly apart from the typical classical/jazz crossover style. Too edgy for pop, too emotional for jazz, too opulent for electronic music, and with a rhythmic groove far removed from avantgarde, he has created something that is refreshingly new.
STUDNITZKY is already an internationally acclaimed performer of the highest level on both trumpet and piano. Few instrumentalists of his generation have appeared on the stages of so many clubs and festivals all over the world. He has performed with names such as Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit, Jazzanova, Mezzoforte and Wolfgang Haffner. Most recently, he can be heard on recordings by Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit, Jazzanova, Wolfgang Haffner, Nightmares On Wax, Moritz von Oswald, Mezzoforte and Dominic Miller. In 2012 he founded Contemplate, his own record label and network. In 2014 he initiated the XJAZZ Festival Berlin and took charge as its musical director. It immediately became Berlin’s largest jazz festival and turned the German jazz scene on its head. Since September 2014 Sebastian Studnitzky has been a professor at the Dresden University of Music. The German music association Bundesverband Musikindustrie honoured Sebastian Studnitzky with the ECHO Jazz 2015.
Sebastian Studnitzky – trumpet, piano
Paul Kleber - bass
Tim Sarhan - drums
and “Sinfonietta Riga” string quartet:
Kristiana Sirante - violin
Agnese Kannina-Liepina - violin
Arturs Gailis - viola
Karlis Klotins – cello
Jonas Hinz - sound engineer