Get ready for an unforgettable evening of jazz music as the new trio of Carl Winther, Richard Andersson and Jeff "Tain" Watts present electrifying music in the best piano-trio style. As part of their European tour, the band will stop at ZigZag and impress with the musicality of the three protagonists and a unique blend of Danish and American jazz influences. An absolute must-see!
Danish pianist Carl Winther and bassist Richard Andersson had been working together for years when the idea came to them to fulfill a long-held wish and team up with American drumming sensation Jeff "Tain" Watts.
"It is a dream come true and a great honor for both of us to share the stage with Jeff in this formation," says Richard Andersson, who met Watts at a jazz workshop in Denmark and later shone many times in his projects.
The trio's music is a unique blend of contemporary jazz that unfolds from influences from around the world and the members' musical experiences. The result is amazing spontaneity, breathtaking virtuosity, and pure love for the music that is physically perceptible.
Jeff "Tain" Watts is one of the greatest living drummers. His powerful playing is unmistakable and has inspired generations of young drummers.
"Tain drums a radicalized and intensified Elvin Jones, charging his rhythmic concept with Afro-Cuban elements and rock influences. His aggressive, assaultive drumming style sometimes sounds like two drummers" - Joachim-Ernst Behrendt / Günther Huesmann
To this creative description of Tain`s drumming only the list of his collaboration partners can be added, the giants like George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr, Kenny Garrett, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis and many more. His past work has been recognized with three Grammy Awars and countless other awards.
Carl Winther is widely regarded as one of the most talented and innovative jazz pianists of his generation and has received much recognition for his music both in Denmark and abroad. Born into a family of musicians, Carl appeared on stage at an early age and enjoyed an education influenced by both jazz and classical music. He studied in Copenhagen and is one of the most outstanding European jazz musicians. He has played with Billy Hart, Bill Evans, Adam Nussbaum, Till Brönner, George Garzone and Jerry Bergonzi, among others.Richard Andersson is widely recognized for his work as a composer and bassist in the field of modern jazz. As "one of the most interesting figures on the Danish jazz scene" (Gaffa), he has several albums to his credit as a bandleader with Danish and international musicians such as Oskar Gudjonsson (IS), Rudi Mahall (DE), Kasper Tranberg (DK), Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (US), Tony Malaby (US) and Bill McHenry (US).