PRIM (c) Johannes Raimann
PRIM (c) Johannes Raimann


Genre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria



Date City Venue Country
03. Jun. 2022 Laibach Prulcek Slovenia
Time: 8:00pm.
28. Jul. 2022 Tallinn Philly Joe’s Estonia
Time: 8:00pm.


PRIM is an Austrian jazz ensemble that challenges the traditional piano trio format. Drawing from such diverse sources of inspiration as e.s.t, the Neil Cowley Trio, GoGo Penguin and Johann Sebastian Bach, the three musicians nevertheless manage to establish their unique sound. Their multifaceted style is experimental but accessible, and has been described as “adventurous and sharp” by Jazzflits, NL or “juicy and sparkling” by Jazzport, CZ.

Their newest album Garnet Tales (Alessa Records, 2020) proves the band’s willingness to constantly experiment with sounds and schemes to achieve great narrative quality. Described as “a gem of a release” (Green Man Review, US), the album is an elaborate, lively mixture of lyrical ballads and funky pieces, comparable to the American trio The Bad Plus. They have been enthusiastically received by the public in many settings (jazzahead! Bremen, Jazz Brno, ACF Bratislava, in China a.m.m) and have been featured on radio shows such as the Ö1 Jazznacht, Radio Proglas, Radio Wroclaw or JazzFM.

Felix Biller – Keys
Martin Melzer – Bass
Christoph Karas – Drums


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Photo of Purple is the Color by Georg Buxhofer

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Jazzahead 2019: Edi Nulz, PRIM, Pepe & Speedy

Edi Nulz (c) Antonia Renner

Every year in April, jazzahead! turns Bremen into the most important meeting place for the international jazz scene. The trade fair also features an integrated showcase festival. 40 bands from 18 countries will be on … read more »