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31 MAY + 1 JUNE 2019

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ELBJAZZ CONFIRMS SOPHIE HUNGER, ANDREAS SCHAERER AND THE SAVAGE ROSE

Hamburg, 6 March 2019 – In the international indie folk scene, she has long been a star: Sophie Hunger (photo). And another grand tour of Europe is underway. ELBJAZZ presents the Swiss singer-songwriter exclusively on 1 June 2019 as part of the open air festival in the Port of Hamburg.

Also recently signed up are Andreas Schaerer & A Novel of Anomaly, Mildlife, The Savage Rose, Ätna, Fieh, Rocket Men, Hans Lüdemann – Piano Solo, Frederik Köster / die Verwandlung and the Susan Weinert Rainbow Trio.

Moving to Berlin brought Sophie Hunger not only into closer contact with electronic music and analogue synthesizers – on “Molecules” (2018), she swapped guitar, blues harp and piano for a drum machine and software, her charming polyglot lyrics giving way to English. Yet, the artist remains true to her Berghain reverberation sound that she herself describes as “minimal electronic folk” – enriched by a dark beauty that has always been characteristic of her songs.

When vocal acrobat Andreas Schaerer of Bern and Cameroon-born drummer Lucas Niggli, living in Zurich, first got together, a legendary collaboration came into being. When this vocals-drummer duo then gets the backing of Italian jazz accordionist Luciano Biondini and buzzing Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima, the tête-à-tête expands to embrace poetic Italianity, urban electronic music and Finnish tango. The Andreas Schaerer & A Novel of Anomaly quartet offers kaleidoscopic insight into a harmonious coalescence of four different musical mother tongues.

Mildlife: It is hard to escape the pull of this quartet from Melbourne when, in the spirit of Herbie Hancock or Can, it unleashes its sometimes smooth, sometimes psychedelic disco-funk-jazz grooves, deeply rooted in the progressive sounds of the Seventies. Their debut album “Phase” (2018) was lauded by the renowned British Guardian as “virtuoso space-jazz magic”. They consider themselves as a cosmic funk-house band partying on the edge of the universe.

Their first album was released more than 50 years ago, with more than twenty others following: The Savage Rose, formed in Copenhagen in 1967, are a rock legend in more than just Scandinavia. Their sound today is still tied in with the heyday of psychedelic blues and rock, combining elements of jazz and Nordic folklore. Legendary lead singer of the band and one of its original members, Annisette Koppel has made an impact not only on generations of Scandinavian female artists thanks to her exceptional voice and involvement in politics, but she has also recently made a case for women’s rights with her comeback single “Woman”. Koppel is coming to ELBJAZZ with her seven-piece band – packed with a powerful statement for the inexhaustible energy of music.

Singer Inéz Schaefer and drummer Demian Kappenstein make up the Ätna duo – and they don’t think much of genre boundaries. Vocals and drums, electronics, beats and songs at times come off as inspired by the Far East, while at other times they give into jazz before going on to dabble in the sound palette of classic pop. What on stage sounds as if a number of computers were running in the background, is created in the moment – backed by effects units in their kit – live.

Current programme:

Jamie Cullum, Sophie Hunger, Tower of Power, Michael Wollny Trio, Manu Katché, Julia Hülsmann – Artist in Residence, NDR Bigband & Randy Brecker, Benny Golson Quartet, Kamaal Williams, Joja Wendt, Jason Moran, Melanie De Biasio, Altin Gün, Alfa Mist, Kokoroko, Andreas Schaerer & A Novel of Anomaly, The Savage Rose, ÄtnaMildlife, FOR YOU – In Memory of Wolfgang Schlüter, Jungle By Night, TOYTOY – Bambule [rejazzed], Fieh, Shalosh, ADHD, Butcher Brown, Rocket Men, Kaiit, Teresa Bergman, Kit Downes, Hans Lüdemann - Piano Solo, Frederik Köster / die Verwandlung, Glass Museum, KID BE KID feat. Julia Kadel, Marco Mezquida – Ravel’s dreams, Susan Weinert Rainbow Trio

All information and press material available at www.elbjazz.de.



TICKETS

There are 1-day tickets for the Friday (31 May 2019) and the Saturday (1 June 2019), as well as 2-day tickets (31 May + 1 June 2019). The 2-day ticket (31 May + 1 June 2019) costs 99 €. The 1-day ticket Friday (31 May 2019) costs 55 €, the 1-day ticket Saturday (1 June 2019) costs 69 €. All ticket prices incl. booking fees. Tickets can be bought online at www.elbjazz.de and from the hotline ++ 49 (0)40 - 413 22 60 (Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.).


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
Hamburger Volksbank Hamburgische Kulturstiftung Jever

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