Wed, 02. Nov 2016, 9.45 PM | Jazz Variety
The wonderful world of jazz can be many things, but two are essential: improvisation and a distinctive identity! Bass player and all-rounder Marcus Miller and girl-next-door singer Stacey Kent have both in abundance. Music magazine «Down Beat» called Marcus Miller a «world traveller», and the world he travels is reflected in his music, which he imbues with his own personality. Stacey Kent, on the other hand, takes a different approach: She immerses herself in bossa nova, Broadway songs and chansons until she becomes part of these musical worlds. Both are at home in these different worlds and invite us to share them!
|Russell Gunn Jr||Trumpet|
Tue, 11. Nov 2003, 8 PM | Pop-Jazz-Meeting
When the vocal group Take 6 hit the market with their first CD in 1988, even specialists sat up and listened. Back then no one had ever heard gospel performed with so much groove and virtuosity. The six boys from Alabama created a sensation. Fifteen years and 10 CDs later, Take 6 were still wowing audiences.
Bassist and producer Marcus Miller, who appeared his own band, is a veteran of the New York studio scene, having been recruited by Miles Davis for Davis’s band in 1981 at the age of 22. He has played with everyone who is anyone and produced records for artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Wayne Shorter. Miller also produced Take 6’s last album – so it seemed natural to put them on the same bill.