Simon Jermyn © Shervin Lainez / Mariá Portugal © Artist / Julius Windisch © Noel Richter / Elisabeth Coudoux © Nadine Heller-Menzel
Jazz at JAKI: Julius Windisch Quartett
The newly formed trio of Julius Windisch, Elisabeth Coudoux and Simon Jermyn is now joined by the great drummer Mariá Portugal. The band will exclusively improvise this evening and meet honestly and genuinely in the moment.
Julius Windisch, born in 1995, is a German pianist and composer working in the fields of jazz and improvised music. From 2014 to 2019 he studied in Bern, Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. In 2020 the debut Chaos of his quartet was released, in 2021 Pros and Cons of his trio followed and in 2022 he continued with the second album of his quartet Meander. In 2022/23 followed some releases as a sideman with Friederike Merz and Camilla Battaglia. Since 2021 he curates with Robert Lucaciu the concert series lit in the Donau115 in Berlin. Concerts took him to different parts of Europe and the USA.
Mariá Portugal has been living in Brazil since she was 16. Active in the Brazilian music scene since the age of 16, she has recorded, given concerts and toured throughout South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania with artists such as Arrigo Barnabé, Elza Soares, Metá Metá, Maria Beraldo, Maggie Nicols, Charlotte Hug, Angelika Niescier, Gerald Cleaver, Ute Wasserman, Joëlle Leandre, Billy Martin, Burkhard Beins, Emilio Gordoa, Fred Frith, Jasper van't Hof and Paul van Kemenade.
Among their most important projects is the Brazilian instrumental group Quartabê, which is currently presenting its third album. The band has performed at festivals such as Jazz & The City in Salzburg, Austria (2017), Moers Festival in Moers, Germany (2018), Nijmegen Music Meeting in Nijmegen, Netherlands (2018), Frue Festival in Japan and Festival Internacional de Jazz de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019).
Elisabeth Coudoux: The search for new sounds and playing techniques led the cellist, born in 1985, from classical instrumental studies to jazz to new music and free improvisation. For her, exploring the spectrum of sounds on the instrument is an ever-expanding search for her own voice. From the analysis of intuitive movement patterns, poetic miniatures emerge, noisy stories are told and unknown soundscapes are explored. As a soloist she loves the challenge of spontaneous encounters. She has performed with Michael Zerang, Mark Dresser, Biliana Voutchkova, Mick Beck, Sandra Weiss, Xavier Charles, Marcus Schmickler, among others.
Coudoux plays worldwide at festivals and concert series such as: All Ears Festival, In a Landscape, Moers Festival, Roskilde Festival, Krakow Jazz Autumn, Three Days Time, Météo - Festival and many more. She is a member of several ensembles and projects such as Zeitkratzer, Fear O' She (Gropper, Kaufmann, Kummer, Coudoux) as well as a NICA -scholarship holder and initiator and longtime board member of IMPAKT e.V.
Simon Jermyn: guitarist, electric bassist, composer and educator. Simon Jermyn is a NYC/Berlin based musician originally from Ireland. Simon is involved with various projects and bands including Jim Black's Smash and Grab, Wood River, the Marc Hannaford Trio, Roamer, and Sooner, as well as his own band Obsany and solo performances.
As a sideman and collaborator, Simon has worked with Jim Black, Chris Speed, John Zorn, Gerald Cleaver, Mat Maneri, Anna Webber, Tom Rainey, Chris Lightcap, Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Ferber, Michaël Attias, Tony Malaby, Ben Goldberg, Jeff Davis, Allison Miller, Nate Wood, Simon Nabatov, Loren Stillman, Satoshi Takeishi, Caleb Burhans and many others. He has performed at the Village Vanguard, The Stone, Winter Jazz Fest, Joe's Pub and many other clubs, festivals and venues around the world.
Julius Windisch (piano), Mariá Portugal (drums), Elisabeth Coudoux (cello), Simon Jermyn (guitar)
jaki Start 20:00 Doors 19:30
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