What the Jazz is happening at Courthouse Youth Arts Centre?

Posted 25 October 2018

Trio Elf are coming…

For close observers of Geelong, there have been some big things happening in and around 60 Little Malop Street, that should be turning heads by now.

It’s not simply local people stepping up that is driving curiosity and drawing us in, it’s truly innovative international talent also filling the lively halls of the Old Courthouse Building with rare sounds.  The latest astounding adventure will see ‘Trio Elf’ one of the  most acclaimed German jazz groups, send shivers up and down the spine of every music lover in the audience and kick local jazz through the roof.

If you are looking for the best Jazz in the world and this isn’t raising your eyebrows yet, then you need to listen to what the most famous Jazz Magazine in the world had to say about them…

“Trio Elf continues its signature exploration of the best of what’s out there in the world of sound“ Downbeat 11/2011

Trio Elf has truly re-invented the classic jazz piano trio in recent years by using grooves and sounds of contemporary club styles as a kickoff for improvisation. Their warm acoustic sound is augmented by the creative use of electronics.

Trio Elf’s musical ease stems from melodies of an almost hymnic quality, dazzling rhythms und surprising dynamic shifts arising from a collective breathing of three equal voices. Critics both in Europe and Japan have hailed their inspired interplay.

“Trio Elf is part of a new German jazz generation. They are unearthing what once has made jazz so great: Risk, new sounds and bursts of energyHamburger Abendblatt

See www.trioelf.de 
This tour is supported but the Goethe Institut.

NEAL is delighted to present Trio Elf and you are personally invited to this special event.

When: 8th November 2018 at 8pm

Venue: Courthouse Youth Arts Theatre, 60 Little Malop Street . Geelong, VIC 3220

Tickets: $20-$29

Ticket link: www.courthouse.org.au/event/trio-elf-2/

Trio Elf is one of the internationally most acclaimed German jazz groups. It’s the only band from Germany that recently received a whole page in the American Downbeat, the most famous Jazz magazine in the world.

“Their latest CD ‘Amsterdam’ is a truly original album, bringing together the individuals’ jazz, classical, rock and electronic influences, beautifully-recorded, gentle or intense, and always compelling.” London Jazz News

Gerwin Eisenhauer‘s virtuoso drumming sounds like a drum machine come alive. He freely improvises with drum’n’bass or hip-hop grooves like any legend of jazz drumming would do with the swing rhythm.

Walter Lang is one of Europe’s most prestigious pianists and a celebrated star in Japan. His lyrically expressive melodies and energetic chords testify to his enormous musical versatility and creative spark.

Peter Cudek is internationally acclaimed for his unique virtuoso style on the acoustic bass. He effortlessly and instantly shifts from melodious counterpoint to deep synth-like grooves in the low register.

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