Marijke Jährling - vocals and arrangements
Her voice gets under your skin: caressing in the depth
at the same time rough and seductive, then shiny in the heights, delicate,
girlish and with radiant clarity. In three and a half octaves Marijke Jährling
paints pictures, builds sculptures of transparent beauty, tells touching stories
of life. Her singing reflects her artistic career, her life, her various
experiences. It leads back to the record
cabinet of her father.
Attentively she listened to John Coltrane, Herbie
Hancock, Miles Davis, Champion Jack Dupree and Janis Joplin. But also J. S.
Bach, Franz Schubert and the classic voices of Callas and Kathleen Ferrier
touched her deeply as a little girl and awoke an insatiable longing and an idea
of the fulfillment: singing, making music. Self-taught, she came from guitar and vocals to the tenor saxophone
- and back to singing. Too shy to go on stage, she decided to first go to drama
school but soon joined roles as a singer and then completely switched to Jazz.
She was taught by the classical countertenor Oliver
May and Jazz-band practice with Jürgen Wuchner (Darmstadt, Germany), Jon Sass
(Vienna/New York) and Oliver Steidle
(Berlin, Germany). She learned
Jazz singing with Diethra Bishop (Hilversum, NL) and Fay Victor (New
York City). The New York vocalist to Jährling about her skills:” a great jazz
singer…great affinity, very musical and you use your ear very well “. She
played with among others Uli Partheil and Norbert Dömling, in New York with
Anders Nielsen, Max Johnson and pianist Marco di Gennaro. His judgment:
"Outstanding. It was a pleasure for me".
In 2011 she appeared as a vocalist on the CD “Lunch
Love Live”, produced by composer and guitarist André Cézanne. She wrote most of the lyrics and
convinced with a wide stylistic
range: from Blues to a delicate Bossa, French chanson to classical
interpretations of Fernando Pessoa-poems.
As the leader of her band NOLA , Jährling dedicates the first project to
Billie Holiday. What connects them is that, with an unerring sense of
authenticity, Jährling also especially tells Blues stories, whilst varying the
rhythmic shaping with very own phrasing. What distinguishes them is the large
range and the very conscious use of timbres and atmospheres by Jährling, who embodies
Billie Holiday in her self-written play "Billies Blues" at the Westside
Theatre, Darmstadt, which is running
successfully in the theatre-program since 2012 and will be on tour in 2016/17.
Rudolf Stenzinger - Bass
well-versed bassist is characterized by a very personal sound and is known as a creative and reliable sideman. As such, he worked, i.
a. , with Tony Lakatos, Annette Neuffer, Alberto Menendez, Michael Sorg, Claus
Koch together with Jean-Francois Prins, Michael Keul, Thomas Bachmann and many
others. He toured through Italy, Serbia,
Slovenia, Austria and throughout Germany playing in concerts, as well with the
"Sinatra Tribute Band" and the original line-up "The Tenor
Stenzinger studied at the music colleges in Würzburg and Mainz under Henning
Gailing, Vitold Rek and Prof. Rudi Engel. He received instruction from Reggie
Johnson, Giorgos Antoniou, John Goldsby, Doug Weiss and Dwayne Burno. He is a member of the stage band in “Billies
Blues” at the West Side Theatre in
Tenor Saxophone/Bass Clarinet/Clarinet
His tone makes him a unique dialogue partner
for a singer , both on the saxophone and on the bass clarinet. In our drumless
line-up his sense of rhythm is an
important thread in the sound texture
and reliably supports the groove
in the ever so finely spun ballad - without unnecessary frills or
embellishments. Nevertheless Steffen Müller-Kaiser also proves musical humor,
especially in his own compositions, being also active as a composer.
music at the Conservatory “Bergstraße” under Wilma Kruse, as well as jazz and
popular music under Wolfgang Bleibel at
the Academy of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar. In addition he received
musical education by Rainer Heute
and Bernd Konrad. Steffen Müller-Kaiser played, among others ,in the
"Open Doors Ensemble", Quattrophonium Ensemble, "Turnaround Jazz
Duo", "Steffen Müller -Kaiser Quartett" and in the "Steffen
Müller-Kaiser Organ Quartett". Besides he performed in several radio
broadcast recordings and musical theatre productions , e. g. , at the state
theatre in Wiesbaden. Since 2012 he sensitively plays the role of Lester Young
in “Billies Blues” at the Westside Theatre
in Darmstadt .
Lukas Moriz - Piano
and very talented pianist Lukas Moriz (born 1992) is a discovery: From
2011-2015 he studied jazz piano under Sebastian Sternal and Jean-Yves Jung at
the “Hochschule für Musik Mainz”. He got his education in improvisation by
Rainer Böhm and Jesse Milliner.
ear for tonal nuances, his distinctive sense for arcs of suspense and
consistently compositional thinking, even while improvising, creates a kind of
music that unifies lyricism and energy in the most beautiful way. Music that
easily bridges the interval between the earthy directness of jazz and the rich
timbre of European art music. This compositional trait of his is perceivable in
his "Lukas Moriz Trio". He performed
on stage both at the state theatre and the chamber plays theatre in
Karlsruhe, at the “Kraichtal Jazzdays” ,in many jazz clubs and various
festivals. He also is a sought after
sideman. Since 2012 he plays the piano in "Billies Blues" at the Westside Theatre in Darmstadt.
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