INFOBOXGenre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Styria, Austria
Raphael Wressnig is an excellent example of the fact that there are methods and possibilities beyond conventional didactical paths to establish oneself in the music world and to draw attention to oneself on an international level. His career is slightly reminiscent of the great Joe Zawinul, who once emigrated to the United States and came back as a celebrated star. Not only do these two share an intense passion for keyboard instruments, but also the love for soul jazz of the early 1960s.
So far Raphael Wressnig has released around 15 CDs and has several times won the poll of the magazine “Concerto” in the categories “Best Blues Act of the Year”, “Best Jazz Album”, “Best Jazz Act of the Year” and “Best Jazz Musician of the Year”. In 2003 Raphael Wressnig took 2nd place at the International Jazz Organ Poll of the International Archive for the Jazz Organ (IAJO). “A great feeling and a great honor for me!“