Markus Stockhausen Group live at Jazz au Chellah, Maroc
Markus Stockhausen flh/tp
Jeroen van Vliet piano, synth
Jörg Brinkmann cello
Christian Thomé drums
Mateusz Smoczynski violin
Aziz Sahmaoui voice and various instruments
This concert will be exceptional in many ways. For the first time Mateusz Smoczynski performs live together with the MS Group. They recorded together the album “Celebration”, which will be presented on this festival. Furthermore, the meeting with the outstanding marocan musician Aziz Sahmaoui promises a musical highlight.
The music of the Markus Stockhausen Group is clearly shaped by the roots of European art music. Stockhausen’s compositions form a harmonious synthesis with the art of improvisation with a lightness, a kind of playfulness, strong emotional expressions and also sometimes humorous. Open passages allow spontaneous creations.
All four musicians are virtuosos on their instruments and have a broad palette of playing experience, based on classical, jazz and avantguarde experiences. Electronic sounds enhance the group’s sound scapes. The music feels close to jazz, but can amaze a more classically – or contemporary – minded audience just as much. In 2021 pianist Jeroen van Vliet joined the group, adding his unique voice to the bands sound.
The Markus Stockhausen Group is supported by the county of North-Rhine-Westfalia for the years 2021-23.
Video: HERE WE ARE
The 3-CD-set TALES has been released by o-tone music.
With Mateusz Smoczynski, April 2023 during the recording of “Celebration”, foto by Joanna Wizmur
Friday, 10. May 2024
20.00 pm - 22.30 pm
Jazz au Chellah