Monday, May 29, 2017

USA: SIMONE WEISSENFELS Appearances in New York June 2017

appearances in New York 
June 2017
168 7th Street (Brooklyn, NY)

1st set (8 pm)
Keir Neuringer / Simone Weissenfels 
Keir Neuringer . saxophone
Simone Weissenfels . piano

2nd set (9 pm)
Simone Weissenfels . piano
Jonathon Haffner . saxophone
Ben Stapp . tuba
Dalius Naujokaitis . drums

A celebration of the life and art of Connie Crothers
Greenwich House Music School
Renee Weiler Concert Hall
46 Barrow Street • New York City
(doors open at 7pm)

this concert is free to the public 

Simone Weissenfels will appear on this program playing a solo set

David Arner (solo piano) 
Ursel Schlicht (piano), Andrea Wolper (voice), Ken Filiano (bass) 
Mark Gabriele (solo piano) 
Tom Thorndike (piano) with Nick Lyons (alto sax), Joanna Sternberg (bass), Roger Mancuso (drums) 
Simone Weissenfels (solo piano)
Carol Liebowitz (piano), Bill Payne (clarinet), plus special guests 
Aaron Johnson (solo alto saxophone) 
Paula Hackett (poetry) 
Kazzrie Jaxen & Virg Dzurinko (two pianos)

reception to follow concert

Simone Weissenfels is one of Germany’s most versatile artists in contemporary music and improvisation. Since the 1980s she has been active in experimental, jazz, and classical music circles as an improviser, composer, organizer, and educator, working throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. In addition to her collaborations with visual artists and actors, she has performed with Gilsela May, Willi Kellers, Connie Crothers, Juini Booth, Marco Eneidi, Elliott Levin, Lol Coxhill, John Sinclair, Ian Smith, Daniel Carter and many other influential musicians. Simone has played jazz festivals in Nickelsdorf, Berlin, Leipzig, Bochum, Nanjin, Columbus (Ohio), and has toured the US, UK, Taiwan, Switzerland, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Ukraine and throughout Germany. Her ensemble multiboxx perfomed at the International Festival in Nanjin, China in 2004 and she also led one of the first youth exchange projects of young Chinese and German musicians in Nanjing and Shanghai from 2006 through 2008. This international ensemble performed the premiere of her composition “lullaby for K.” in Nanjing, and also in Leipzig at the International Bach-Fest in 2008. She teaches piano at the world-famous Thomanerchor (The St. Thomas Boys Choir) in Leipzig.

“This music is the best improvised piano I’ve heard (yet) this year . . . totally engaging and full of the muse . . . I give it a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, as well as making it the “PICK” of this issue for “best improvised piano work.”
—Dick Metcalf/Improvijazzation Nation