JAZZ BY THE BEACH STAGE – SATURDAY : 3rd December 2016
8.50pm – 9.35pm
Saxophonist, Timo Vollbrecht creates his musical stories right at the explosive intersection of various musical styles and cultural diversity. With his quartet FLY MAGIC, he merges elements from contemporary jazz, post-rock, minimalism, new music and experimental soundscapes and through this confluence of influences, the music of Timo Vollbrecht manages to transcend the limitations of musical genres.
Together with his longtime partner-in-crime, German-Japanese guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, he formed an ensemble that draws from the urban sounds of their cities Berlin and New York. Completing this line up is one of New York’s most in demand bass players and a graduate from Manhattan School of Music – Martin Nevin and Berlin-based drummer Sebastian Merk, a professor for jazz drums at the Conservatory in Dresden.
Their widely celebrated album, Fly Magic, was released in March 2016 and was subsequently elected Jazz Album of the Week by Germany’s public radio NDR.
Timo Vollbrecht Fly Magic’s appearance at The Penang island Jazz Festival is supported by Goethe Institut Malaysia