The Sofa Sessions: Nils Wogram @ Kilkenny Arts Festival
Nils Wogram is one of the most influential jazz musicians working in Europe today, known for his highly virtuosic trombone playing, his original compositions and as a band leader of long-term working bands with a unique ensemble sound, including the acclaimed Root 70.
He was born 1972 in Braunschweig, Germany and started playing the trombone at the age of 15, studying classical and jazz trombone simultaneously. He was a member in the National German Youth Big Band, participated in classical competitions and formed his own bands at the age of 16. From 1992 to 1994 he studied in New York City and graduated from Cologne University in 1999. Since then Nils has released 23 albums as a bandleader.
About the Sofa Sessions
Programmed by Kilkenny musician and Irish Times jazz critic Cormac Larkin, these weekly jazz sessions - in the intimate back room of the famous Billy Byrne’s bar - have garnered an international reputation over the last five years, with big names in improvised music from around the world falling in love with the informal, listener-friendly venue. This year, the Sofa Sessions comes to Kilkenny Arts Festival with a collaboration between some of the most creative musicians on the Irish and international jazz scenes, presenting both in a series of ‘club’ dates in the original room at Billy Byrne’s, and in a very special one-off concert in the Set featuring the full ensemble.
Please note that this event has limited seating, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Published on 29 June 2018