Michael Wollny Trio

Michael Wollny Trio

The sublime German pianist Michael Wollny’s sensational jazz trio

Tour Dates

Mon 23 Oct, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Tues 24 Oct, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Wed 25 Oct, 8pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Fri 27 Oct, 8pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Sat 28 Oct, 8pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Sun 29 Oct, 8pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the world’s great jazz-driven piano trios: multi-award winning German jazz pianist Michael Wollny has exploded onto the European jazz scene in recent years, thanks to the electrifying spontaneity of his live gigs and a series of highly-acclaimed recordings. From tender, Tom Waits-esque ballads to wild rollercoaster rides, the ideas come thick and fast, each almost tripping over the last.

Like his late ACT stablemate Esbjörn Svensson, Wollny melds jazz, rock, pop and classical music into a thrillingly inventive whole, with excursions into Alban Berg, Edgard Varése, the Twin Peaks soundtrack and the Flaming Lips sitting alongside original compositions penned by the trio.

The current line-up features his long-time collaborator and fellow composer Eric Schaefer on drums, while double bass player Christian Weber was recently singled out by The Wire as being ‘one of the most interesting players on the European electro-acoustic improv scene’. Enjoy!

 

Michael Wollny, piano
Christian Weber, double bass
Eric Schaefer, drums

 

This tour is supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland

Mon 23 Oct Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €17 / €14 094 9023733
Tues 24 Oct Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €20 / €16 / €12 (students) 01 2312929
Wed 25 Oct The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 (students) 01 6787188 (The Sugar Club) Music Network
Fri 27 Oct Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 8pm , €16 / €14 01 2724030
Sat 28 Oct Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda 8pm , €16 / €14 041 9833946
Sun 29 Oct Triskel Christchurch, Cork 8pm , €20 / €18 021 4272022 In Partnership with Triskel Christchurch & Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Listen on Spotify

Michael Wollny Trio "Klangspuren"


Michael Wollny "Der Wanderer" official video


"An extravagantly talented piano trio"

- The Irish Times

"An incandescent tour-de-force"

- The Guardian

"A dazzling, high-energy live show"

- Jazzwise Magazine