Michael Wollny Brings His Adventurous Jazz to Ireland
Adventurous jazz pianist Michael Wollny will bring his trio to Ireland from Monday 23 October for six dates, finishing up at the Cork Jazz Festival on Sunday 29 October.
A star of the German ACT jazz label, Wollny’s technique allows him cross jazz, classical and pop music, vying between slow brooding work such as on his Nachtfahrten album – described by Cormac Larkin in the Irish Times as the ‘dark, somnolent journeys of an extravagantly talented piano trio’ – and the electric live album Klangspuren and more.
Klangspuren (2016) is a compilation of live performances. John Fordham, jazz critic with The Guardian, commented on the album that the ‘the 37-year-old’s gigs are electrifying, and, like his late ACT stablemate Esbjörn Svensson, he churns jazz, rock, pop and classical music together with an originality of vision.’
Following his dates in Ireland, Wollny will perform at the London Jazz Festival at Cadogan Hall on 11 November.
The Michael Wollny Trio begin their Music Network tour in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, on 23 October, then visiting Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire (24th), The Sugar Club, Dublin (25th), Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (27th), Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda (28th) and Triskel Christchurch, Cork (29th).
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In other Music Network news, as part of guitarist Redmond O’Toole’s Music Network Artist Residency and curated concerts at the National Opera House in Wexford, Italian guitarist Oscar Ghiglia will perform on Monday 23 October at 8pm, and violinist Chloë Hanslip will perform with O’Toole on Tuesday 24 October at 8pm.
This news item is supported by Music Network.
Published on 18 October 2017