Monday 5th February 2018
- Tuesday 6th February 2018
£25.00 - £45.00
Line-up: VINCENT HERRING alto sax; URS HAGER piano; ESSIET ESSIET bass; JORIS DUDLI drums
Support Act: 7.00pm-7.45pm
Main act (2 sets): 8.15pm-10.15pm
Vincent Herring and Joris Dudli look back on more than twenty years of very fruitful cooperation. Along with keyboardist Urs Hager and top bassist Essiet Essiet,“Soul Chemistry” produces hard swinging and always extremely soulful jazz music of today.
Downbeat gave their first record a four star review!
Vincent Herring- alto saxophone
Vincent is a saxophone virtuoso with a uniquely intense and vigorous musical voice. He first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980’s an began working with Nat Adderley for nine years. Along the way he worked and/or recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor.
Vincent has appeared as guest soloist with many artists and ensembles including Wynton Marsalis and John Faddis with the Carnegie Hall Big Band. While amassing these impressive credentials, Vincent continued to develop his own voice and style.
Urs Hager - piano
Urs took lessons with jazz piano icons like Barry Harris and Harold Mabern and attended workshops with Dave Kikoski, George Colligan, Gary Versace, Peter Bernstein, Gregory Hutchinson. He had shared the bandstand on gigs with Jiggs Whigham, Dusko Goykovich and Jim Rotondi and played on festivals in TIJC Bangkok, Bratislava Jazz Days, Langnau Jazz Nights.
Essiet Essiet- bass
Definitely one of the top bassist on the international jazz scene, Essiet, originally from Nigeria, is an established name all over the world. Among countless other fine musicians, he has recorded and performed with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Abdullah Ibrahim- Dollar Brand, Bobby Watson’s Horizon with Victor Lewis, Cedar Walton, Billy Cobham and Danilo Perez, just to name a few.
Joris Dudli- drums
Joris has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985. After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and recorded with many of the great jazz musicians of the world: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Mullgrew Miller, Clifford Jordan, Joe Lovano, Chico Freeman, Joe Henderson, and many more