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Austria Meets NY Jazz Festival 2009

For the second consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and renowned NY Jazz clubs The Jazz Standard and Joe’s Pub present the Austria Meets New York Jazz Festival 2009 from October 12 through 16, 2009.

Austrian and American musicians explore and interpret the influence and the potential of Austrian musical idioms on contemporary Jazz. The festival is the result of a close cooperation with and the support of the Viennese club Porgy and Bess, as well as the Tyrolean Jazz festival Outreach. All performances are at the Austrian Cultural Forum unless otherwise indicated.

Robert Lehrbaumer in Concert: Haydn Contra Jazz -On the occasion of the Franz Joseph Haydn bicentennial and the ACFNY Jazz Festival 2009, Viennese pianist and organist Robert Lehrbaumer juxtaposes the works of Joseph Haydn with works from the Amercian Jazz tradition. The presentation includes works such as Gershwin’s Three Préludes, and Three New Préludes, as well as Haydn’s first and last piano sonatas.

Also in performance: 

Composer Gene Pritsker will present his chamber music based on or inspired by such Austrian composers as Mozart, Schoenberg, Haydn, and Malzat as well as folk music from the region.

Hans Glawischnig Quartet will perform originals by Hans Glawischnig, an eclectic mix from Latin American influences to the avant-garde. With Dave Binney, Luis Perdomo and Eric Doob, with Special Guest, Christian Havel. Perforamnce is at The Jazz Standard.

Loescher, Kondert & Brown Trio is a diverse US-Austrian formation with a mix of Groove, Hip Hop, Soul and Electronic sounds, all in a jazz trio formation. 

Roland Heinz Quartet combines chamber music and contemporary Jazz. With Loren Stillman, Scott Lee and Jeff Hirshfield.

Christian Havel & Jon Davis - one of the leading Jazz guitarists in Europe, Havel is joined by his long time collaborator, piano virtuoso Jon Davis.

Tom Zlabinger - Improvisations and experimental ideas building upon a mixture of the urgency and intensity of New York and the language of the age-old traditions of Vienna. With Ras Moshe and Gunter Gruner.

Franz Hackl's IDO Quartet merges “Tyrolean Folktunes,“ the musical dialect Hackl grew up with, with the music and sounds of New York. The music is both very personal and open to influences from all over the world. Each band member has all the artistic freedom they need to contribute equally to the same vision. With Adam Holzman, Lincoln Goines and Mino Cinelu. Performance is at Joe's Pub.

MoZuluArt is a project founded by the artists whose work is a fusion of traditional Zulu music with classical music, based mainly on Mozart compositions. With Roland Guggenbichler (Austria), Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Blessings Nqo Nkomo (Zimbabwe) and Ramadu (Zimbabwe). Performance is at Joe's Pub.

For further information, contact:

Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022
phone: 212 319 5300

The Jazz Standard
116 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003


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