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1 + 2 JUNE 2018
ELBJAZZ 2018 China Moses

ELBJAZZ CONFIRMS THE FIRST ARTISTS FOR 2018

Hamburg, 29 September 2017 – After the revival of the festival this June, which also saw a new visitor record, ELBJAZZ has fresh wind in its sails and will once again set course for Hamburg Port on 1 and 2 June 2018 – and can already confirm the first nine acts, including China Moses, Marius Neset & Guests and Theo Croker & Dvrk Funk. This first wave of artists already demonstrates the wide stylistic spectrum that we can expect again next year at the 8th ELBJAZZ, which dispenses with rigid genres and narrow definitions.

From a very early age, music played a key role in the life of China Moses (photo). The singer is the daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater, one of the most outstanding female jazz vocalists, and the director Gilbert Moses. Like her mother, China has also been blessed with a powerful voice, which allows her to express herself in many different genres.

One of Europe’s most exceptional saxophonists will be represented at ELBJAZZ 2018 in Marius Neset – and he is only 32 years old. The Norwegian experiments with different sounds. Jazz-rock and electronic music form as much a part of his repertoire as his cooperation with strings. He will bring his so-called “working band” to ELBJAZZ 2018, which includes Petter Eldh (bass), Anton Eger (drums) and Ivo Neame (piano). Together they will present their new programme “Circle of Chimes” – the accompanying album is released today.

The trumpeter Theo Croker bridges the gap between tradition and current Afro-American music. His grandfather, Doc Chetham, wrote jazz history – also with the trumpet. However, the 32 year-old is equally influenced by hip-hop beats and rap and is regarded as one of the greatest talents in contemporary jazz. Incidentally, he can also be heard on China Moses’ latest album – and who knows: Perhaps they might both appear on stage together at ELBJAZZ.

Born in Israel, trained musically in the USA, and currently resident in Düsseldorf: Those are the stations of the virtuoso pianist Omer Klein, who will appear at ELBJAZZ in a trio with the bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Amir Bresler.

Improvised and spontaneous moments at the next ELBJAZZ will be provided by the musicians of Web Web, whose appearance in Hamburg Port will be one of their first concerts ever in Germany. Still new as a band, the four musicians of Web Web are anything but unknown: pianist and Web Web mastermind Roberto Di Gioia, saxophonist Tony Lakatos, drummer Peter Gall and bassist Christian von Kaphengst are renowned musicians who have appeared on stage with famous artists for many years and can be heard on countless jazz albums. The old hands play meandering grooves and love the free spirit of bebop, yet without going overboard in their improvisations.

In the past, the versatile British jazz musician Django Bates often demonstrated his extraordinary skills as an arranger. He uses influences from punk to pop and is also an excellent instrumentalist. At ELBJAZZ 2018 he will perform with the hr-Bigband, paying tribute to one of the most important rock albums ever: “Saluting Sgt. Pepper”.

Also confirmed: the German percussionist Eva Klesse in a quartet with Evgeny Ring (saxophone), Philip Frischkorn (piano) and Robert Lucaciu (bass), and a “Trio of Champions” consisting of the organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Bill Stewart. And the CMQ Big Band will be coming to ELBJAZZ in Hamburg from Spain, a band that plays only pieces by the Cuban singer Beny Moré, who died in 1963.
In all, around 50 concerts are planned for ELBJAZZ 2018. The venues will include the Elbphilharmonie and various different indoor and outdoor stages in Hamburg Port.
The first 10,000 ticket buyers have the chance to register once to attend a concert in the Elbphilharmonie during ELBJAZZ 2018.

There are day-tickets for both the Friday (1 June 2018) and Saturday (2 June 2018), as well as two-day tickets (1 + 2 June 2018). The two-day ticket (1 + 2 June 2018) costs 99.00€. The day ticket for Friday (1 June 2018) costs 55.00€, the day ticket for Saturday (2 June 2018) 69.00€. (All ticket prices incl. fees). Tickets can be bought online at www.elbjazz.de, via the hotline 040-4132260 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and from all familiar ticket agencies.



ELBJAZZ PRESS CONTACT

Mara Horstmann
E-Mail: mara.horstmann@elbjazz.de
Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 853 88 713

Bernd Zerbin
E-Mail: bernd.zerbin@elbjazz.de
Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 853 88 711


ELBJAZZ THANKS THE PARTNERS AND SPONSORS:

Blohm+Voss Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Hamburg
LINK TO WEBSITE WWW.ELBJAZZ.DE

The ELBJAZZ is promoted by ELBJAZZ GmbH │ Große Elbstraße 277a, D-22767 Hamburg, Germany
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Directors: Folkert Koopmans & Karsten Jahnke

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