Mi. 05. July '23

20:00 Uhr

Recklinghausen

Festspielhaus

Till Brönner | Rainer Böhm | Yaron Herman

JazzLine: My Piano Friends

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For the seventh time, Till Brönner invites us to a rendezvous with his “Piano Friends.” This exclusive format, in which the eminent trumpeter presents some of his favorite pianists, has become a beloved annual tradition at the Ruhr Piano Festival. This year he presents two artists who have a certain affinity with classical music. Apart from his own projects as leader, Rainer Böhm is a member of bassist Dieter Ilg’s jazz trio, which has been featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of classical music over the past years; the trio has already presented its astounding new interpretations of Verdi’s Otello and of works by Beethoven at the Ruhr Piano Festival. Israeli pianist Yaron Herman moved to Boston in his youth, then to Paris: for many years he has been regarded as one of the major artists on the European jazz scene. Starting in the early 2000s, Herman recorded ten albums, all of them featuring top-notch rhythm combos or eminent duo partners. His eleventh album was recently released: “Alma,” a solo piano recording with borrowings not only from jazz, but also from Classical piano music ranging from Bach to Chopin and Fauré. The twist here is that absolutely everything is improvised – or, to put it differently, composed in real time.
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Till Brönner

Till Brönner is Germany’s leading jazz trumpeter. While he is known for his outstanding virtuosity, he is also referred to as a ‘German Chet Baker’. Brönner studied jazz trumpet at the College...

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Rainer Böhm

Born in Ravensburg, Rainer Böhm has been playing the piano since the age of four. In 2001 he completed his studies of jazz and popular music at the Mannheim State Academy of Music and Performing Arts...

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Yaron Herman

Yaron Herman is a world class pianist and composer and is widely regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Despite his young age he has toured every continent, presided over the jur...

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Dieter Ilg

Bassist Dieter Ilg is regarded today as one of a handful of European musicians who make their unmistakable musical style a valuable contribution to the projects they work on. Whether it is as a int...

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Festspielhaus

The Ruhrfestspielhaus was built between 1960 and 1965 and has been the main venue for the annual Ruhr Festival since its opening. It is located on the Grüner Hügel, a natural hill in the city garden...

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