Each year the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden shouts out loud for an annual gathering of music professionals and jazz lovers from all around the globe. This year the well established festival celebrates its 40th anniversary. The 40th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden is taking place … read more »
Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival held in various venues around the Schlossberg in Graz, Austria. With its unique combination of critical political discourse and contemporary music and art, the Elevate Festival stands out of the “usual” festival circus. From February 27 … read more »
Lukas König’s solo project Kœnig has turned away from classical jazz structures to concentrate more on rap, bass synthesizers, noise and choirs. His interest in working with drums and synthesizers and the genre mix of pop, hip hop, Gamelan and Gnawa has … read more »
You can’t expect “music as usual” from this trio. BENNY OMERZELL, MARTIN SIEWERT and LUKAS KÖNIG have released a new CD, “Battleship Euphoria” (Cracked Anegg/Handsemmel Records) that illustrates just how captivating music can be when musicians have freed themselves from convention. The … read more »
What can you write about a band that can not be pushed into any of the usual musical categories?