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23/07 Maria Schneider & Ensemble Denada – Vienna (Austria)

20u30 Porgy & Bess Jazz Music Club, ARiemergasse 11, A-1010 Vienna

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Maria Schneider and the Norwegian Ensemble Denada met by coincidence when the band was booked by a festival in South Africa in 2014. Schneider and the band leader from Minnesota kept the connection, and this summer they met again at the North Sea Jazz Festival and Molde International jazz Festival. In Molde, Schneider and Ensemble Denada presented a special production, as part of Schneider’s status as the festivals Artist in residence.

The foremost Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet defined the opening concert at the Molde festival as “an earthquake we will remember for a long time”. Another acclaimed jazz critic refered to the concert as the the most dazzling, original and personalized big band concert he had ever experienced. Right before the concerts at the North Sea Jazz Festival and Molde, Schneider was was appointed the nation’s highest honor in jazz by the National Endowment for the Arts. Schneider have been awarded 5 Grammy awards for her previous work. Her music has been hailed by critics as evocative, majestic and heart-stoppingly gorgeous.

25/07 Maria Schneider & Ensemble Denada – San Sebastian (Spain)

21u00 Jazzaldia, Trinitiy Square, Plaza de la Trinidad, San Sebastian

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Maria Schneider comes to the Heineken Jazzaldia for the first time to display her suggestive project with Ensemble Denada. Schneider is a prizewinning orchestra conductor and composer, winner of 5 Grammys, hailed by critics and audiences as one of the most decisive figures of today’s jazz. Only someone with her talent could lead a band like Norway’s Ensemble Denada, considered one of the most innovative in Europe. The group’s repertoire varies widely in both rhythm and melody, and its members have been carefully selected from among Norway’s best instrumentalists.

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