JazzAhead! 23.04.2020 – Expectations vs Reality

This year I had A LOT planned for jazzahead!

Two new albums and live shows. With my main project ABYSS with Igor Osypov, Povel Widestrand, Tom Berkmann and Fabian Rösch and the Space Big Band with Kenneth Dahl Knudsen and a heap of amazing musicians! Add a few collabs and an electronic solo project – no doubt, I was looking forward to hanging, networking and just catching up with friends and musicians!

In reality, things don’t always go our way.

What hasn’t changed is me having hands full of music to play and write + still keeping up with a positive attitude. And my “Perfect timing” shirt now fits both my musical as well as the mental state I aim for… a good attitude these days ???? If you want one, see my merch shop.

Now I’m looking forward to next year! Thanks to #jazzahead! organisers for offering artists a full refund. Looking forward to 2021 being a blast!

See you soon next year, JAZZin, Jersika Records, JAZZ9TUS and all my jazz friends!

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”.