Jazz in Vienna-With Hania Rani and Gogo Penguin: the piano in all its forms Monday July 1 at the Antique Theater in Vienna

Jazz in Vienna-With Hania Rani and Gogo Penguin: the piano in all its forms Monday July 1 at the Antique Theater in Vienna
Jazz in Vienna-With Hania Rani and Gogo Penguin: the piano in all its forms Monday July 1 at the Antique Theater in Vienna

The fifth day of Jazz à Vienne will take place on Monday, July 1st, under the theme of the piano. No big bands on stage that evening. It will be more in the realm of intimacy.

Two groups, first a trio, then a duo, will follow one another on the stage of the ancient theater with the piano as the central theme.

The star of the evening will be Polish pianist Hania Rani who will arrive on stage around 10 p.m., accompanied only by her double bassist Ziemowit Klimet.

The musician is classically trained, via the Frédéric-Chopin Conservatory in Warsaw.

A career that should normally have destined her for a great career as a classical concert pianist.

However, since 2015, the Polish pianist has instead chosen to make the keyboard the privileged confidant of her most intimate emotions and the cornerstone of a constantly evolving universe. Initially acoustic, his palette has grown more and more with each album, borrowing from chamber music as well as pop, ambient and trip-hop; or even minimalist electro, without ever departing from his skin-deep sensitivity even in the most grandiose passages.

The composer has reached a new milestone with her latest album released in 2023: Ghosts, an ambitious exploration of the themes of life and death and of her anxieties and fantasies.

It is this opus which should occupy a large part of her very first concert at Jazz à Vienne, a stage which she will discover and a pianist that festival-goers will also discover.

Line-up: Hania Rani (piano), Ziemowit Klimek (contrebasse).

This central piano theme will begin at the start of the evening with the arrival in the first part at 8:30 p.m., of Gogo Penguin who already has six albums under his belt and who we have already heard on the Jazz à Vienne stage in 2019.

But these are new Gogo Penguins that we will hear this Monday evening. Gone are the Blue Note years, here comes the GoGo Penguin in a new electro and neo-classical stable. New formula and new label…

If they have evolved, their jazz remains hypnotic, distorting sounds to better confuse our senses.

With the title of their sixth album released last year, GoGo Penguin visibly sought to reassure us: “Everything Is Going to Be OK”, everything is going to be okay…

Will this be the case on Monday evening at the opening of this piano evening?

Response to the verdict, not from the ballot boxes, but from the senses at the end of this concert…

Line-up : Chris Illingworth (piano) ; Nick Blacka (basse) et Jon Scott (batterie)

Cybele

12h30 | INSA Big Band
14h45 | Ninada – ReZZo Springboard
16h15 | Asura – Tremplin ReZZo
17h45 | Julia Richard Trio – Tremplin ReZZo
19h15 | Jet Whistle – Tremplin ReZZo

Cybele’s Kiosk

20h30 & 22h | Conservatoire Hector Berlioz

Jazz on the City

18h | Sylvie and Camille Saint-André-Le-Haut Church

The club

00h00 | Rony Caspi

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