April 24 – 27, 2014
This year the ninth edition of the music fair and showcase festival jazzahead! will feature the Austrian jazz acts Kompost 3 and Rom/Schaerer/Eberle. For both combos the jazzahead! festival is an excellent opportunity to perform in front of an international audience and get their names out there.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 26 | 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Halle 2
Martin Eberle (trumpet, horn), Benny Omerzell (organ, rhodes), Manu Mayr (electronics, bass) and Lukas König (drums, samples), the four heads of Kompost 3, are experts in bridging musical gaps. Representing a young generation that has defied and overcome old-school thinking patterns, the quartet treads a musical path that leads them to a very distinctive and unique overall sound. All of their pieces sound very innovative, imaginative, complex, varied and refreshingly non-dogmatic. The music is based on jazz elements, but also includes funk, bombastic art rock, sound art, trip hop, minimal techno and various forms of club music. A mix that is definitely not very common.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 26 | 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
A guitar, a trumpet and an organ are all Peter Rom, Martin Eberle and Andreas Schaerer need to realize their sonic visions and ideas. Listening to their music that is settled somewhere between beatboxing, crazy vocal art, rocking jazz elements, pop and African sound traditions, you sometimes get the feeling as if the songs were recorded on the fly at one of their jam sessions. Of course, this is not the case, but the music of this trio comes along with such a fluency and easiness and always feels very spontaneous and never tediously constructed.
Austrian Booth # B10
The Austrian booth is already well known at the jazzahead! music fair and offers a perfect chance to gather information on the Austrian jazz scene. Be sure to join the Austrians for some strong and freshly brewed coffee – meanwhile a legend of its own!
Visitors are also welcome to attend the Alpine Cocktail, a joint meet & greet with Austria, South Tyrol and Switzerland.
Represented Austrian Companies and Artists:
bigathing.very special music | Christian Muthspiel | cracked anegg records | CultureWorks | Donau-Universität Krems | GLP Georg Leitner Productions | Graz – City of Jazz | Jazz & The City Salzburg | JBBG – jazz bigband graz | Kompost 3 | Kunstuni Graz – Institut Jazz | marmota agentur | Matilda Leko | mica – music austria | Natango Music | RomSchaererEberle | Session Work Records | Sounddesign Austria | TRIART | Wiener Konzerthaus
Photo Rom/Schaerer/Eberle: reto andreoli
Photo Kompost 3: Astrid Knie