Jazz in Hamburg - Modern & Free Jazz Live Konzerte


Valentinskamp 47, 20354 Hamburg,
gegenüber der Laeiszhalle.




David Braid – p
Mike Murley – sax
Johnny Åman – b
Anders Mogensen – dr

Konstantin Herleinsberger - sax
Tilman Oberbeck - bass
Dirk Dhonau - drums

Creating original music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia, The North is a quartet led by two of Canada’s finest multi-Juno Award winning jazz musicians and long-time collaborators David Braid piano and Mike Murley saxophone. The formidable Scandinavian rhythm section of Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman complete the quartet.

All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improvisers and composers. Their music reflects their personal and cultural experiences, from images of Murley’s native Nova Scotia through the lens of a Coltrane influence, to wide-ranging suites showcasing the compositional skills that have brought Braid international acclaim.

The group performs in Victoria at Hermann’s Jazz Club as part of their cross-Canada tour celebrating the recent recording of their debut album The North in Copenhagen.

David Braid has been touted as one of the most gifted young pianists and composers in Canada. A Juno Award winner and National Jazz Award recipient, Braid is in demand for a variety of projects and has performed extensively across Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan and other parts of Asia.

Thirty-one-year-old Braid has written over fifty works and recently unveiled his first orchestral piece with the Winnipeg Symphony, which blended jazz form, symphonic composition and improvisation. Braid is currently writing a suite for jazz sextet and orchestra to be premiered in 2007. Braid is also exploring his interest in hybrid jazz forms through a new unique collaboration with jazz cellist and composer, Matt Brubeck. This ensemble will release their first recording in late 2006.

Braid has earned his reputation for reinventing himself by partaking in new musical projects. One such invention is a new duet with a musical partner 53 years his senior: Phil Nimmons, affectionately known as the Dean of Canadian Jazz. Two compositionally minded individuals have collaborated to create a blend of free jazz, spontaneously crafted from refreshing amounts of melody and form. This duo will make one-time appearance at the Canadian jazz festivals in 2006 to promote their new debut CD "Beginnings."


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Jeden Mittwoch ab 19:30Uhr,

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Valentinskamp 47,
20354 Hamburg,
gegenüber der Laeiszhalle.

Eintritt 10,- / ermäßigt 6,-

* Sonderkonzerte 15,- / 10,-

Free Jazz ist einerseits ein historischer Begriff für freies Improvisationsspiel im Jazz seit den 1960er Jahren,

andererseits ist es ein bis heute ausstrahlendes Paradigma, das die Möglichkeit zur freien Entfaltung immer neuer Formen im Jazz und auch darüber hinaus bereithält.

Der Begriff selbst kann zu Missverständnissen führen, da eine Freiheit in Bezug auf die herkömmlichen Spielhaltungen des Jazz nur bedingt genutzt wird und es neben einer völligen Freiheit in der Form durchaus Improvisationen gibt, die auf Kompositionen und kompositionsähnlichen Absprachen über Strukturen beruhen.

Free jazz is an approach to jazz music that was first developed in the 1950s and 1960s as musicians attempted to alter, extend, or break down jazz convention, often by discarding fixed chord changes or tempos. Though the music of free jazz composers varied widely, a common feature was dissatisfaction with the limitations of bebop, hard bop, and modal jazz that had developed in the 1940s and 1950s. Often described as avant-garde, free jazz has also been described as an attempt to return jazz to its primitive, often religious, roots and emphasis on collective improvisation.