Presented by T WO Music @ Charlie Wrights
JANEK GWIZDALA PROJECT featuring
JOJO MAYER (drums)
Oli Rockberger (keys, vocals)
Audun Waage (trumpet)
Janek Gwizdala (bass)
Janek Gwizdala brings together some of the most cutting edge musicians in new york city - Jojo Mayer (drums) and Oli Rockberger (keys and vocals), and is joined for this exclusive European tour by long time collaborator Audun Waage of Norway on trumpet. Having worked individually as sidemen with the likes of Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gilespie, Meshell N'degeocello, and many more, these four musicians come together to play original instrumental and vocal material, including music from "live at the 55bar" Janek's latest release as a leader.
English born New York resident bass man Janek Gwizdala has been playing on the international music scene with some of the most respected musicians in the business. His current project features Jojo Mayer, born on January 18. 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland. Jojo has performed and recorded with a great variety of artists covering a wide range of musical styles such as The Screaming Headless Torsos, Meshell N'degeocello, Vernon Reid's science project, DJ Spooky, Emergency Broadcast Network, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Pepl, Gerald Veasley, Monty Alexander, Lunar Crush, John Zorn, James Blood Ulmer, Chico Freeman, George Adams, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, John Medeski, Family of Percussion, Hiram Bullock, Leni Stern, Depart, Wolfgang Puschnigg, The intergalactic Maiden Ballet, Friedrich Gulda, Harry Sokal, Steve Coleman's 5 Elements, Passport, Wah Wah Watson, and many more.
More recently, Jojo has been venturing into New York's Techno / Multimedia / Avantgarde / club scene by promoting his own weekly party event called PROHIBITED BEATZ. This new platform for live "Drum n" Bass", "Nu-Skool Breaks", "Speed Garage" and the latest stylistical hybrids and mutations in DJ culture, has also provided the back drop for his first solo project called NERVE. Described as an "endeavor in reverse engineering the textures and rhythms of the current stream of computer generated music into a live performed, improvisational format", NERVE and PROHIBITED BEATZ have created a reputation in the New York scene that already goes way beyond "a serious buzz".
Recent performances and recordings have earned him rave reviews: Jojo Mayer "...destined for "Drum God" status !"(Modern Drummer magazine).
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