Michael Wollny TrioThe sublime German pianist Michael Wollny’s sensational jazz trio
|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