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Once again we have the honor to welcome the fantastic Kelvin Sholar! This time Kelvin presents us his trio, which is without a doubt one of the best bands of this line-up in Germany and beyond. Listen to a blindly recorded supergroup that has made joy of playing, virtuosity and musical empathy its credo and will show the audience on this evening what jazz is really all about.


Kelvin Lamar Sholar is a pianist and keyboardist from Detroit, Michigan. He began as a gospel singer with his parents, but later developed into a classical and jazz pianist, winning the Michigan Bach Festival competition at the age of sixteen. Sholar first worked with local artists (such as Marcus Belgrave and Francisco Mora-Catlett) before performing nationally and internationally with jazz greats such as Wallace Roney, Kevin Saunderson, Mark Turner, Greg Osby, Caron Wheeler, Jerry Gonzales, and John Tchicai. However, his work is not limited to jazz: he has also collaborated with Stevie Wonder, star violinist Nigel Kennedy and techno pioneer Carl Craig.

Regis Molina is a musician and composer from Havana, Cuba, currently living in Berlin. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays alto and baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet and Afro-Cuban percussion. Molina's passion and dedication to music has earned him several awards, such as the 2007 Latin Grammy, and has had him perform worldwide with renowned musicians and bands such as Till Brönner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Roby Edwards has been on stage for almost 25 years. His sound is probably one of the most elaborate on the whole scene, deeply rooted in the African-American musical tradition. He has performed with legends such as Stanley Turrentine, Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Ellis. He has also recorded three albums, including "Copacetic", which was released on the legendary Black and Blue label.

Charles Sammons is an American bassist, composer, and educator. Sammons is equally at home on the double bass, electric bass and cello. Although firmly rooted in tradition, he often pushes the boundaries of jazz, electronica, rock and pop. At the age of 14, Charles Sammons began studying composition and performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. However, he continued his studies in the clubs and jazz basements of Washington, where he perfected his unique and innovative style of playing For the past 10 years, Samens now lives and works in Berlin, where he has become an indispensable part of the local jazz scene.Eric Vaughn, jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, took his first steps on the international stage in Freddy Cole's band. In 1995,

Eric Vaughn served as artistic director of the Atlanta Jazz Festival and produced a CD of original music for the Savoy Jazz label in 1996. From 1996 to 2007, Eric Vaughn led jazz trios aboard the Carnival cruise fleet. Vaughn has resided in Berlin since 2008. He has toured and recorded with both CNN and Walt Disney during his career as a composer and arranger, while as a drummer with musicians such as James Moody, Cedar Walton, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nicolas Payton, Freddie Hubbard and Jon Faddis.

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