5 Million Pesos: Tobias Vedovelli Surround

Photo of Tobias Vedovelli Surround (c) Fekry Helal
Tobias Vedovelli Surround (c) Fekry Helal

5 Million Pesos is the monthly concert series of young jazz in and from Austria, a presentation of Radiokulturhaus Vienna and the Ö1 jazz department.

  • Due to illness, this concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled in early 2024! We’ll keep you posted.

Tobias Vedovelli Surround

Martin Eberle – trumpet
Štěpán Flagar – tenor saxophone
Tobias Vedovelli – bass

Tobias Vedovelli, a 30-year-old bassist from Hohenems, has been making waves with a range of musical activities lately: as a (co-)bandleader with Kühle Wampe, Pol.D, and his own large ensemble; and as a co-producer of the onQ Festival.

Now, after years of musical and organizational involvement with large projects, he’s pursuing a desire for focus and reduction: Vedovelli’s newest pet project is a trio with two other transplants to Vienna: the Czech saxophone virtuoso Štěpán Flagar and trumpeter Martin Eberle, whose name may be familiar in connection with the Jazzorchester Vorarlberg and 5K HD, among others.

Video: Tobias Vedovelli Surround – “Postböse”

Tobias Vedovelli Surround luxuriates in compact, chamber-musical sounds. Artfully woven contrapuntal lines filled with lyrical urgency alternate with grooving, creative intensity, as the three instruments trade rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic roles. Can it be called an all-star lineup from the young Austrian jazz scene? Very possibly…whatever the case, this soulful music is sure to refresh many an ear!

Concert: Postponed, new date TBA
Airdate: TBA