Faces of Europe with Carsten Sander

Great to meet and be photographed by photographer and artist Carsten Sander for his new project Faces Of Europe – Carsten Sander – travelling to capture 1000 faces of Europe to bring us closer through differences and changes.

Happy to be part of the project. Music connects us across borders and cultures. It truly is a language that anyone can learn to understand and speak, the Esperanto that people have been looking for.

Looking forward to the final photos and the exhibition, hopefully, a travelling one soon enough. Noticing just now how awkward photos with no contact, hugs or shaking hands can be…

See more at:
Faces of Europe – https://www.facesofeurope.eu/
Carsten Sander – https://carstensander.com/heimat

Recording Space Big Band @ Blackbird Music Studio, Berlin

Space Big Band musicians closing the final night of studio recording.

THANK YOU! Two days of shows at B-Flat-Berlin followed by two recording days Blackbird Music Studio have landed! What a journey and honour to have this opportunity – compose completely new, spaced out music & play it with an absolutely fantastic band!

A huge thanks to all the musicians who not only played every crazy idea we had but also found the best way to do it AND did it with an amazing attitude and fun. We were in awe of these cats at every rehearsal, show and session day. What an honour and pleasure ❤️

Once again, on board of flight SPJAZZ2020 – our amazing captain of the ship, cond. Malte Schiller, trumpets Shems Bendali, Dima Bondarev Music, Jakob Sørensen, Johannes Böhmer, saxophones (and more) Dustin Drews, Julius Gawlik, Ignaz Dinne, Leonie Freudenberger, Toms Rudzinskis Music (sax); Nils Marquardt, Jonas Lindh, Andzrej Ugoljew, Duncan Alistair; keys Povel Widestrand, guitar Sebastian Boehlen, drums Mathias Ruppnig, bass Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – Bassist/Composer.

🚀 Big thanks to our dedicated sound engineer – Sebastian Ohmert from Tonstudio Sonic-Impulse Berlin and assistant Attila.

Thank you Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – Bassist/Composer for making this collaboration a reality, your music & producer skills! It’s a pleasure to collaborate! Onwards and up! 🥳🚀

With co-composer Kenneth Dahl Knudsen opening the first day of recording session.

(ENG) SPACE BIG BAND, Toms Rudzinskis’ “Music for contemporary jazz suite” is supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

(LV) SPACE BIG BAND tiek realizēts ar Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds atbalstu Toma Rudzinska projektam “Mūzika mūsdienu džeza svītai”.

SPACE BIG BAND Tonight & Tomorrow night! – January 17 & 18, 2020

Tonight & Tomorrow SPACE BIG BAND @ B-Flat Berlin | 17 & 18 January 2020

🚀🚀🚀 TONIGHT & TOMORROW! We're all spaced out, the second day of rehearsals in full force, and we're ready to take off with you all on board > SPACE BIG BAND // Kenneth Dahl Knudsen & Toms Rudzinskis 🙏🤩🙏 Our heroes of space travel, once again, the Space Big Band – Malte Schiller (cond.), Shems Bendali, Dima Bondarev Music, Jakob Sørensen, Johannes Böhmer (tr.), Dustin Drews, Julius Gawlik, Ignaz Dinne, Leonie Freudenberger Music (sax); Nils Marquardt, Jonas Lindh, Andzrej Ugoljew, Duncan Alistair (trb); Povel Widestrand, Sebastian Boehlen, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – Bassist/Composer, Mathias Ruppnig!—(ENG) SPACE BIG BAND, Toms Rudzinskis’ “Music for contemporary jazz suite” is supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation(LV) SPACE BIG BAND tiek realizēts ar Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds atbalstu Toma Rudzinska projektam “Mūzika mūsdienu džeza svītai”.#bigband #spacebigband #jazzmusic #jazzinberlin #bflatberlin #jazz

Posted by Toms Rudzinskis Music on Piektdiena, 2020. gada 17. janvāris

Excited to hit it tonight & tomorrow night at B-Flat Berlin Jazz Club with a great friend and musician Kenneth Dahl Knudsen premiering our collaborative contemporary jazz big band suite “SPACE BIG BAND”! Read more here.

Come and join us if you’re in Berlin > SPACE BIG BAND // Kenneth Dahl Knudsen & Toms Rudzinskis!

Our biggest gratitude goes out to our band of Berlin jazz all-stars – Malte Schiller (cond.), Shems Bendali, Dima Bondarev , Jakob Sørensen, Johannes Böhmer (tr.), Dustin Drews, Julius Gawlik, Ignaz Dinne, Leonie Freudenberger (sax); Nils Marquardt, Jonas Lindh, Andzrej Ugoljew, Alistair Duncan (trb); Povel Widestrand, Sebastian Boehlen, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Mathias Ruppnig (rtm)!

Toms compositional work “Music for contemporary jazz suite” is supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation, www.vkkf.lv.

SPACE BIG BAND tiek realizēts ar Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonda atbalstu Toma Rudzinska projektam “Mūzika mūsdienu džeza svītai”. Projekta Nr. 2019-2-MDM-M01036. Notikums VKKF kalendārā.

ON TOUR – November 2019

See you in Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, Aalborg, Berlin, Riga, Vilnius and Berlin 👉 with Alex’s Hand, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Quartet, Salvador Olmos Band, my Acoustic Quartet and ABYSS.

Happy to play with my Acoustic Quartet on the 19.11 at B-Flat-Berlin + host a special house show with ABYSS on the 18.11 🇱🇻 before we go into the studio.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the shows! Grateful for the musicians and friends I’ll be playing with!

Support “ABYSS” 👉 https://ej.uz/supportabyss. Every little helps!

01.11 Koncert: Alex’s Hand (ZDA)

02.11 Alex’s Hand Hungarian Spa Tour: Prulček

04.11 Hungarian Spa Release Tour – Pécs

05.11 BanZaj #44 – Alex’s Hand / Lemurian Folk Songs / Gidnim’Rém

06.11 Berl in tinta _chapter 9 by Alex’s hand

09.11 Muzyka Ucha Trzeciego vol.3 / Tatvamasi, Alex’s Hand (US/DE)

10.11 Alex’s Hand – TBA, Wroclaw, PL

11.11 Alex’s Hand (USA/D), Víčko

12.-13.11 masterclass Royal Academy of Music, Aalborg

13.11 Salvador Olmos Band // KONSert

13.11 Kenny’s Corner #32 (Toms Rudzinskis)

14.11 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen´s Tete

15.11 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Quartet

16.11 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen trio

18.11 Toms Rudzinskis Music “ABYSS” – secret house show, Berlin, DE

19.11 Toms Rudzinskis Acoustic Quartet – Tomas Rudzinskis Quartet

21.-22.11 Toms Rudzinskis Music “ABYSS” recording – Blackbird Music Studio

In conversation with Maikol Pairdi for Music Travel Guide podcast

Listen to “#3 The 5 Must Visit Places to enjoy Jazz Music in Berlin with Toms Rudzinskis” on Spreaker.

BERLIN IN FOCUS. While on tour I had the pleasure to have a quick chat with Maikol Piardi who has recently started a podcast called Music Travel Guide.

In these series focusing on the Berlin Jazz, I shared my views on the scene, audience and vibe. Made me think of curating a list of my own as well. Great to see more outlets focusing on and covering these topics.

Head to maikolpiardi.com/podcast to check it out and listen to the episode! 🌍

ABYSS first video trailer is out!

Happy to publish to a wider audience the first ABYSS video trailer featuring

Toms Rudzinskis (LV) – compositions, sax
Igor Osypov (UA) – guitar
Povel Widestrand (SWE) – piano
Tom Berkmann (DE) – bass
Fabian Rösch (DE) – drums

Filmed at Side Ways Series, BERLIN.

Excited to continue this project, play, tour, record and more! Stay tuned for more!

– Toms

Berlin – Helsinki – Riga in February 2019

Excited to see you all at these upcoming gigs wrapping up with a big blast on March 7 at Side-Ways Series 🎷wih Toms Rudzinskis Quintet! Get ready for some fresh material!

12.02. Zig Zag Jazz Club Berlin
22.02. Solmu Pub Helsinki
23.02. Jazz Season @ Garden by Olo Helsinki
24.02. Trompete Taproom Riga
28.02. The Hat Bar Berlin
02.03. Donau Conversations at Donau115 Donau115 Berlin
03.03. The Hat Bar Berlin
07.03. Side – Ways Series > https://www.facebook.com/events/328889697964621/