Raab, Lorenz

Raab, Lorenz © KURT HOERBST, 2011
Raab, Lorenz © KURT HOERBST, 2011

BIOGRAPHY

Lorenz Raab is without a doubt one of the creative and innovative musicians of the local jazz scene. This is a musician who thrives in his own creative freedom and for whom the words “fear of contact” are a foreign term. There is hardly any genre in which the very versatile trumpeter has not successfully pursued. Driven by an almost irrepressible curiosity and love of experiment, the multifaceted jazz musician repeatedly rises to new and exciting musical challenges.

Sticking to traditional jazz standards is not really Lorenz Raabs’s thing. The award-winning trumpeter does not understand music as a system subdivided into different segments, but rather as a broad artistic working field. Performing somewhere between jazz, electronica, world, pop, folk music, contemporary music and avant-garde, the native Upper Austrian extracts the best moments from each field, in order to merge them into a highly individual musical language.


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