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Tobias Meinhart is currently the hottest German jazz export: he has been an active member of the New York jazz scene for 15 years. With his new project Sonic River, he and his first-class band have dedicated themselves to setting literature and poetry to music.


  • TOBIAS MEINHART - TENOR SAXOPHONE
  • EDEN LADIN - PIANO
  • MATT PENMAN - BASS
  • MARK WHITFIELD JR. - DRUMS
  • + SPECIAL GUEST RAMIRO OLACIREGUI - GUITAR

The German saxophonist Tobias Meinhart is a formative personality in the New York jazz scene. He has lived in the metropolis for 15 years and performs regularly in renowned clubs such as the Blue Note, Smalls and Birdland. He tours internationally with his bands and has been nominated for an ECHO Award as well as being voted Rising Star on the saxophone in the Downbeat Critics Poll.
He grew up in Wörth an der Donau and studied in Basel, Amsterdam and Bern. Since 2010 he has lived permanently in New York, where he has become a permanent fixture; he has played with musicians such as Aaron Goldberg, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ingrid Jensen and many more.

Ramiro Olaciregui currently lives in Berlin. He studied composition at the renowned Jazz Institute Berlin and graduated with a Master's degree. Previously, he received his Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA (2006) and lived in New York for a period of 3 years. He has also made a name for himself in the South American jazz scene through his participation in several projects both as a leader and sideman, including Pies en la Tierra, Vio Trio + 2 Tíos and the World Citizen Band. Most recently, he attracted attention for his ambitious large ensemble R.O.J.O.. Olaciregui has performed with a variety of renowned musicians around the world, including Randy Brecker, Jimmy Heath, George Garzone, Seamus Blake, Tom Kennedy and Jeff Berlin.

Eden Ladin is an Israeli-American jazz pianist. Growing up in Tel Aviv, he came into contact with jazz and related music at an early age through his father. He began to play the drums and later the piano and showed a keen interest in music. At the age of 14, he began to devote himself to jazz and became part of the Israeli scene. A scholarship enabled him to move to New York, where he received lessons from renowned teachers at the New Scholl for Jazz and Contemporary Music, including Lee Konitz, Kevin Hays, Vijay Iyer and Reggie Workman. He is now an integral part of the scene, a respected leader and sought-after sideman. His musical partners include and have included: Wallace Roney, Avishai Cohen, Mike Clark, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Donny McCaslin, Eric Harland and more.

Originally from New Zealand, Matt Penman moved to the U.S. in 1994 to attend Berklee College of Music, and to New York in 1995, from where he performs, records, and teaches internationally as one of the most sought-after bassists in jazz music. In 2009, Matt formed the quartet James Farm with Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks and Eric Harland. The band released their debut album on Nonesuch Records in 2011. In addition to his main projects, Matt performs regularly in Nils Wogram's Root 70 and in a trio with Aaron Goldberg. His other notable partners include John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Wayne Shorter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Werner, Dave Douglas, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Guillermo Klein, Rebecca Martin, Nicholas Payton, Fred Hersch, and Madeleine Peyroux.

Drummer Mark Whitfield Jr. was born into jazz. As the son of the great guitarist Mark Whitfield, it was only a matter of time that he would discover music for himself and become a musician as talented as he was dedicated. He studied at Berklee, where he took bie such greats as Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington. Now also based in New York, it's hard to imagine the scene without him, working with Kenny Garrett, Orrin Evans and many more. He is also part of the Black Art Jazz Collective, with Jeremy Pelt and Wayne Escoffery among others; one of the busiest formations of recent years.

Start: 21:00 h (Entry 20:00 h)
Artist Support Fee: 25€

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April 2024
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