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Saturday, 7th October 2017

“Electrifying” German Jazz trio at Droichead

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The Michael Wollny Trio.

Multi Award-Winning German jazz pianist Michael Wollny is scheduled to play the Droichead Arts Centre on the 28th October as part of a six concert Irish tour.

Wollny has taken the European jazz scene by storm in recent years thanks to the electrifying spontaneity of his live gigs and a series of highly-acclaimed recordings.

From tender ballads to wild rollercoaster rides, the ideas come thick and fast, each almost tripping over the last as Michael Wollny pursues his trademark for unpredictability. In similar vein to his late ACT stablemate Esbjörn Svensson, Wollny melds jazz, rock, pop and classical music with thrilling invention as he brings excursions into Alban Berg, Edgard Varése, the Twin Peaks soundtrack and the Flaming Lips alongside original compositions penned by the trio in their lauded releases Weltentraum (2014) and Klangspuren (2016).

The current line-up features his long-time collaborator and fellow composer Eric Schaefer on drums, while double bass player Christian Weber was recently singled out by The Wire as being "one of the most interesting players on the European electro-acoustic improv scene".

Michael Wollny, piano

Christian Weber, double bass

Eric Schaefer, drums.

“An incandescent tour-de-force” – The Guardian

“An extravagantly talented piano trio” – The Irish Times

Saturday 28th October | Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda.

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