Stream: Winterjazz in Space

Neue Webisoden Serie vom 7. – 12. Januar 2022

All previously aired webisodes can be found in our media archive.

The 11th edition of the "Winterjazz Köln" festival, which was to take place from January 7 to 8, 2022 in cooperation with the NICA artist development program at the Stadtgarten Köln, unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the current Corona situation. Since then, work has been going full steam ahead to make the music of the program audible to the public in its freshness and spirit of exploration despite the circumstances. This resulted in the new webisode series "Winterjazz in Space", which will feature a total of 6 broadcasts of 3 bands each from January 7 to 12, 2022 on and the Facebook channels of Stadtgarten.

All details are subject to change. Short-term program changes are possible.

The charismatic jazz singer Barbara Barth dares to bring her musical identity on stage without reservations. Beyond the usual role clichés, she is searching together with Sebastian Büscher and Veit Steinmann for alternative ways to deal with musical material. In addition to original compositions, adaptations of jazz repertoire and improvisation form the core of the program; classical polyphony meets American folk songs, electronic moments contrast with purely acoustic passages, and the boundaries between soloist and accompaniment are deliberately blurred.

Barbara Barth (voc), Sebastian Büscher (ts), Veit Steinmann (vc)

Frank Gratkowski, known as an innovative spirit between free improvisation and contemporary music, takes a decidedly earthy and rocking direction with "The Resonators", and this is not only due to the jarring chords and glistening lines of Sebasti-an Müller's electric guitar. Massive basses and hypnotically swirling drums fire solo escapades, which sometimes develop shrill noise approaches and can ignite scorching fires. In between the energetic-feverish quartet slows down, shifts from conciliatory to atmospheric sounds, before the machine slowly starts up again...

Frank Gratkowski (sax, fl, cl), Sebastian Müller (guit), Reza Askari (b), Thomas Sauerborn (dr)

After studies in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Ghana the 4 musicians of Luciel met in Cologne. They quickly realized how effortlessly they found a common sound. Working together on their first album brought Luciel even closer in countless hours of collective writing, arranging, producing and mixing. In the meantime, the band has become a kind of musical home for them, where they share their passion for good, handmade pop music. Luciel's debut album was released in 2019 and was promptly nominated for the German Record Critics' Award.

David Rynkowski (voc, keys), Philipp Brämswig (guit, voc), Vitaliy Zolotov (guit), Florian Rynkowski (b, voc), Niklas Stade (dr)

Wed, 12.01.2022
Concert Highlight!

Jazz, Improvisation

Stream Start 19:00

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