Jazzahead 2020: Synesthetic 4

Synesthetic Quartet © Astrid Knie
Synesthetic Quartet © Astrid Knie

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 stage. From Austria, Synesthetic 4 will be part of the showcase programme.

Please note: Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Europe and around the globe, jazzahead! has been cancelled and postponed. The new dates are: April 29 – May 2, 2021. The festival organizers have decided to keep the selection of showcases for the next edition. 


Austrian artists have been a vital part of the jazzahead! showcase programme in the last years. David Helbock, Shake Stew, Rom/Schaerer/Eberle, Kompost 3, Mario Rom´s Interzone and Edi Nulz already performed there.

Synesthetic 4 – Vincent Pongracz (clarinet), Peter Rom (guitar), Raphael Preuschl (bass), Andreas Lettner (drums).
Date: 2020/04/24
Location: Hall 7.1 Hall 7.2 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof


The quartet Synesthetic 4 values dynamic precision with an inimitable narrative touch. Its repertoire ranges from melodious to manic and includes a wide variety of off-color tonal shades. The driving force behind this formation is renowned clarinetist Vincent Pongracz, who has been blending jazz and hip-hop with the Synesthetic Octet for many years, employing the tropes of New Music and Dadaist zaniness. Largely foregoing musical ornamentation, Synesthetic 4 is far less eclectic in its approach than the octet. Audiences are in for a compelling experience where musical reduction is amped up to the max.

“…Fresh and new compositions of Vincent Pongracz with adorable melodies, remarkable references and grooves, create a cinema for the mind. Like Magic it paints a smile into the faces of the audience. It´s fun to watch these four musicians perform.” (Austrian Sounds)


Aussenwirtschaft Austria
Aussenwirtschaft Austria

Austria has been represented at the fair since the beginning. In 2020, the Austrian stand will be organized again by AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA.

Meet the Austrian artists, participating companies and Austrian Music Export at the Austrian Booth (6D 13) and catch up with the great variety of music from Austria.

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Synesthetic 4 (Website)
Synesthetic 4 (Facebook)