MEINRAD KNEER QUINTETT | #PANDAjazz
Sebastian Piskorz – trumpet
Peter Van Huffel – sax
Gerhard Gschlössl – trombone
Meinrad Kneer – bass, comp.
Andreas Pichler – drums
Meinrad Kneer is a double bass player, composer, improviser, band-leader and label owner. His music moves along the musical boundaries of jazz, improvised, contemporary-composed and ethnic music. He studied double bass and music in the Netherlands (conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam), where he quickly entered the Dutch jazz- and subsequently the international scene of free improvisation. In 2002 he receives one of the most prestigious Dutch music awards: the “Jur Naessens Music Award” for the project “New Anatomy”, realized with his band “Dalgoo” and inspired by the work of the Russian writer Daniil Kharms. Since 2011/2012 he lives in Berlin. He worked with such musicians as Han Bennink, Iva Bittová, Axel Dörner, Fred Frith, Tristan Honsinger, Paul Lovens, Roscoe Mitchell and Jon Rose.
Meinrad Kneer Quintet is Berlin based artistic product of Kneer. Most of the repertoire has been written exclusively for this combination of players and some pieces have been adapted and rearranged for them. Kneer’s music, influenced by numerous musical styles as jazz, improv, ethnic music, new music and rock, feeds these experienced players to discover new grounds of unexpected interplay and powerful improvisations.
Free entry. Donations are welcome!
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