(c) John Guillemin
Music Tue 15 Oct 20:00

Walter Jr. // The Claudia Quintet

(c) John Guillemin

time schedule

  • 20:00 doors
  • 20:30 walter jr.
  • 21:30 the claudia quintet

walter jr.

Walter Jr., dat is een internationale naam met faam en een ensemble van jonge Belgische jazztalenten uit de Conservatoria van Antwerpen en Brussel.
Voor deze eerste editie wordt drummer en componist John Hollenbeck de internationale coach. John wordt geïnviteerd om een dag te werken met enkele studenten van het Conservatorium van Antwerpen: Lennart Baerts op sax, drummer Jesse Dockx en Cyrille Obermüller op bas.
's Avonds speelt dit trio de eerste set en warmt zo het podium op voor John Hollenbecks 'invites': The Claudia Quintet!

the claudia quintet

Chris Speed  - clarinet/tenor saxophone
Red Wierenga - accordion
Chris Tordini - acoustic bass
Matt Moran - vibraphone
John Hollenbeck - drums/composition

Formed in 1997 by composer, drummer and four-time GRAMMY nominee John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet is one of the most innovative groups to spring from the creativity of New York’s downtown music scene. Hollenbeck named the band for an effusive audience member at an early show who vowed to return for future performances and never did – an act which sparked the imagination of the drummer and gave him a moniker to fit the collective ensemble he envisioned. The band boasts unique instrumentation and a lineup composed of some of the finest exploratory instrumentalists in modern jazz. The Claudia Quintet has remained true to its original mission of creating distinctive improvisational chamber music that defies categorization. Over the course of eight critically acclaimed albums, the ensemble has been a highly effective, exceptionally varied vehicle for Hollenbeck’s music, which reflects influences ranging from jazz to chamber music to varied folk forms and Brazilian rhythms. The Claudia Quintet  last release is “Super Petite” on Cuneiform Records.