Jazz Masterclass free

Tuesday, 14.11.2017 15:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

3 – 6pm

Michael Janisch Band Performance Masterclass 

Rez Abbasi, Jason Palmer, John O’Gallagher and Clarence Penn.

Whirlwind Recordings founder / MD, bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch (nominated in 2016 for a MOBO Award in the Jazz category after releasing his latest solo album Paradigm Shift, premieres a terrific Stateside band on their first European tour. The band will present a short set and discuss their performance processes, and the compositional and improvisational demands of todays music.

The ensemble features guitarist Rez Abbasi – rapidly emerging as one of today’s major new voices on his instrument – alongside Grammy-winning alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher (Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider), trumpeter Jason Palmer (Herbie Hancock, Kurt Rosenwinkel) and the brilliant drummer Clarence Penn (Michael Brecker, Maria Schneider). The band will also be recording Janisch’s next solo album during this European tour.

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