The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2020 presents Jazz Masterclass: Michael Janisch Band Sunday 10th May 2020 1-3pm

Please Note- This event has been cancelled. The decision was made by Derry City and Strabane District Council as a precautionary measure and in the interest of the health and safety of the public as the local authority reviewed its contingency planning to reduce the risk of COVID-19 across the Council area.

Customers who have booked for this show and other events for the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival at The Playhouse can contact our Box OFfice on (028)71268027 for a full refund.

 

 

Michael Janisch, a US-native who has lived in London for 15 years has established himself as a first-call electric & double bassist to the stars, a MOBO-Award nominated solo artist, an in-demand producer, and owner of Whirlwind Recordings, one of the premiere indie labels in jazz and related musics.  

His new solo album Worlds Collide is an electro-acoustic joyride of original material recorded at Abbey Road Studios, combining contemporary jazz alongside free improvisations and soaring melodies over multi-metered grooves paying homage to artists as diverse as Ornette Coleman, Fela Kuti & Afro-Beat to the electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin. 

Joining Janisch (on basses) for his live shows is his new London-based band which showcases some of the finest performers in the UK today: Nathaniel Facey on alto saxophone (Empirical, Gary Crosby OBE), George Crowley on tenor saxophone (Melt Yourself Down, Yazz Ahmed), Rick Simpson on piano/keys (Christian Scott, Leo Richardson), and Shane Forbes on drums (Soweto Kinch, Empirical). 

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About Michael Janisch

Michael Janisch has established himself as a tireless creative force across the developing international spheres of contemporary improvised and experimental music.  Based in London (originally from the USA), he successfully traverses this creative topography as a first-call electric & double bassist, MOBO-Award nominated solo artist, prolific producer, and owner of Whirlwind Recordings, which has become one of the world’s premiere indie labels of the last decade.  Janisch’s previous solo albums have been nominated for multiple industry awards, while getting radio spins on Gilles Peterson, NPR, WDR, BBC, JazzFM shows as well as coverage in Jazzwise, Jazz Thing, Downbeat & Concerto Magazines, The NY Times & Guardian and beyond to international acclaim.  His new album Worlds Collide is an electro-acoustic album of original material recorded at Abbey Road Studios and has been described as combining contemporary jazz heavily influenced by both the London/New York scenes alongside free improvisations and soaring melodies over multi-metered grooves, paying hommage to artists such as Feli Kuti & Afro-Beat and the electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin. The album features a cast comprised of some of the world’s most creative improvisers (scroll down) and has already seen Janisch featured as cover star of three major industry magazines: Jazzwise, Jazz in Europe and Concerto. For real time updates, visit Janisch’s social accounts.

 

Janisch has performed with Quincy Jones, Shirley Horn, George Garzone, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Phil Robson, Mark Turner, John Taylor, Joe Lovano, Ingrid Jenson, Jaleel Shaw, Perico Sambeat, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Vincent Herring, Gary Burton, Evan Parker, Clarence Penn, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Donny McCaslin, Walter Smith III, Sir John Dankworth, Paul Jackson, Leon Parker, Mike Moreno, Claire Martin OBE, Gwilym Simcock, Jason Palmer, Jacob Collier, Donna Lewis, Till Brönner, Will Vinson, Christine Tobin, John Taylor, Ambrose Akinmusire, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Patrick Cornelius, Ralph Alessi, Jeff Ballard, Kendrick Scott, Jeremy Pelt, Logan Richardson, Alex Garnett, Gary Husband, Greg Osby, Aaron Parks, Martin Taylor, Kurt Elling, Richard Galliano, Seamus Blake, Matthew Stevens…

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