Roger Kintopf © Niclas Weber / Alex Parzhuber © Andreas Kerschgens / Fabian Dudek © Niclas Weber

NICA live: Irmis Garten

At the height of summer in a small garden in the courtyard of the heart of Europe: the smell of barbecued food and cider framed the world premiere of a trio that surprised even those involved. The individualists Fabian Dudek, Roger Kintopf and Alex Parzhuber had already come together musically before in various line-ups (including Fabian Dudek/ La Campagne/ Day By Day). With Irmi's Garden, they concentrate exclusively on each other and their desire for freedom, groove and flow in a small line-up. The trio's source material are compositions and sketches by Dudek, which are processed and "ignored" by Kintopf and Parzhuber.


The concert series NICA live offers creative space for ten currently sponsored NICA artists: Sophie Emilie Beha, Marlies Debacker, Ray Lozano, Fabian Dudek, Kira Hummen, Theresia Philipp, Stefan Schönegg, Laura Totenhagen, Luise Volkmann and Rebekka Salomea Ziegler.

A visit to NICA live brings the pleasant thrill of a sneak preview at the cinema: because every last Monday of the month, the series invites you to get to know music and its protagonists with curiosity and an open mind. To discover new things, delve deeper into the familiar and open up new facets. "NICA live" not only brings the music and projects of the NICA artists themselves to the stage, but also musicians and bands who appreciate them and would like to present them to a local audience.

NICA artist development offers outstanding musicians from North Rhine-Westphalia who work in the field of jazz and contemporary music a platform for artistic profiling and professionalization of their careers. The artist development program, which is based at the European Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music at Stadtgarten Köln and funded by the state, has been in existence since 2019.

Mon, 26.02.2024

Fabian Dudek (saxophone, composition), Roger Kintopf (bass), Alexander Parzhuber (drums)


jaki Start 20:00 Doors 19:30

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