Austrian Artists at Bingen swingt

Jazzfestival Bingen swingt © Stadt Bingen am Rhein
Jazzfestival Bingen swingt © Stadt Bingen am Rhein

Bingen swings! From June 22 – 24, 2018  the city next to the rivers Rhine and Nahe turns into the centre of jazz. The three-days festival “Bingen swingt” offers six open air stages and fine selection of 30 Jazz-bands from all over the world. This year´s focus is on the guitar and renowned guitarists will we be welcoming midsummer. Among all these fabulous musicians are FAT – Fabulous Austrian Trio, Diknu Schneeberger Trio, Marina and the Kats from Austria. So enjoy summer and meet the Austrian Artists at “Bingen swingt!”.

Schedule & Austrian ARTISTS

  • Friday,  20:45 – 22:15 @ City Center
    FAT – Fabulous Austrian Trio
  • Saturday,  18:30 – 20:00 h @ City Center
    Diknu Schneeberger Trio feat. Sandro Roy
  • Sunday, 13:00- 14:30 @ Rhein-Nahe-Eck
    Marina and the Kats

Diknu Schneeberger Trio feat. Sandro Roy

Together with his father and former teacher, the exceptional talent Diknu Schneeberger is claimed to be one of the shining stars in the gypsy jazz scene. The trio has already gained an outstanding international reputation and is known for its amazing musical finesse and feel for wonderful melodies that cover jazz, soul, blues and swing with a distinctive gypsy touch. For the show in Bingen the trio invited the young violinist Sandro Roy who impresses with high musical maturity and technical ability.

FAT – Fabulous Austrian Trio

FAT, short for Fabulous Austrian Trio, came together in 2004 just before bandleader, Alex Machacek – Europe’s „Guitar Newcomer 98“ – relocated from Vienna, Austria to Los Angeles. Over the years, Alex continued to keep this trio alive whenever he travelled to Europe. When drummer Herbert Pirker and bassist Raphael Preuschl travelled to LA in 2016, the trio played a concert at the legendary “Baked Potato”. Back in Europe they were invited to play at the OutreachFestival, the Jazz Festival Leibnitz and the Bayrischer Rundfunk.  After a couple of gigs and touring Europe in 2017 FAT immediately continued to work on their latests album: “#Awesome” has been released in April 2018.

Marina and the Kats

Racy gypsy guitars, nimble melodies, airy snare drums and Marina‘s uniquely charming voice conflate into a nostalgic cocktail. The world’s smallest Big Band played their first show in February 2015 and has been touring ever since. Marina & The Kats take you on a journey into the times of Django Reinhart and Cab Calloway, the Divas and the Crooners, the Lindy Hops and the Collegiate Shags, and you still land softly in the here and now.

Links:
Bingen swingt!
Diknu Schneeberger Trio
Marina and the Kats
FAT – Fabulous Austrian Trio