Guitarist HANNES RIEPLER and pianist/harmonica player ADAM GLASSER met on the London jazz scene at many jazz sessions and established a musical bonding and friendship which has lasted some good long years! For this performance they will be playing a range of contemporary jazz standards and some originals in a quartet with bassist BEN TAYLOR and drummer ANDY CHAPMAN.
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South African jazz musician and composer Adam Glasser is an internationally recognised chromatic harmonica player, credited on TV and film sessions from pop (Sting & the Eurythmics) to orchestral (recent recording with the BBC Concert Orchestra). Adam has released on US label Sunnyside Records, two albums ‘Free at First’ (South African Music Award Best Jazz Album 2010) and ‘Mzansi’ (2012 SAMA Nomination Best Jazz Album) He led workshops at the 2017 World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen and performed is active on the UK jazz scene and major international festivals in Southern Africa.
Hannes Riepler grew up in Austria, studied jazz guitar in Amsterdam and moved to London in 2006, where he dived into the vibrant scene and played all over the city alongside fellow jazzers young and old. An energetic and inventive guitar player, spirited composer and host of the renowned Vortex Downstairs Jazz Night jam session, he has become a mover and shaker of jazz in London himself. Riepler’s music is rooted in jazz tradition, contemporary and melodic, but always immediate and hot. Freewheeling at times, it thrillingly swings in New York Downtown style, which is perfectly matched by the fine musicians in his Quintet. Hannes Riepler actively plays as bandleader and much sought-after sideman in the UK and abroad. He also holds teaching positions at Middlesex University as well as at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Hannes performed/worked with Chris Cheek, Jorge Rossi, Adam Holzman, Minu Cinelu, Lew Soloff, Harvey S, Gerald Cleaver, Pablo Held, Julian Arguelles, Mark Lockheart, Soweto Kintch, Paul Clarvis, Phil Donkin, Kit Downes, Binker Golding, Toni Kofi, Alex Garnett, Liam Noble, Jim Hart, Ivo Neame, Martin Speake, Rick Simpson and many others.
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