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Leon Gurvitch Jazz-Project, Hamburg, Germany, 2 Oct, 2008

Leon Gurvitch Jazz-Project feat. Frank London (USA)

at JazzTage Hamburg 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008, 20:00
FABRIK, Barnerstr. 36, 22765 Hamburg
Ticket hotline: 0049(0)40-391070

"Leon Gurvitch presented with his colleagues modern jazz sounds mixed with old klezmer elements. The arranger made traditional Jewish folk music merge with modern rhythms. … And the audience seemed to be fascinated by the youngmusicians who performed on stage with a lot of charm and humour" —Westdeutsche Zeitung

The pianist, composer, arranger and author of more than 300 compositions Leon Gurvitch lives in Hamburg. The musician together with his LEON GURVITCH Jazz-Project founded in 2000 has lately become prominent on the German as well as the European jazz & klezmer scene. The band has featured at such festivals as for example "Hamburger JazzTage" (NDR), "Eigenarten" and "Summer Jazz", "Jugend Kulturell" (NDR and Hypovereinsbank), festival of Jewish culture in Rheinland and International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, festival of Belarusian culture (Breslau, Poland) and festival of Dialogue of four cultures (Lodz, Poland), festival Leverkusener Jazztage and International

Yuri-Bashmet-Festival in Dortmund. The five outstanding musicians of the ensemble come from five different nations with Leon Gurvitch (Belarus) on piano; Inna Vysotska (Ukraine) vocal; Vladimir Karparov (Bulgaria) on saxophone/clarinet; Omar Rodriguez Calvo (Cuba) on contrabass; and Dimitris Christides (Greece) on drums.

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