Sylvie-Courvoisier-Trio ©Caroline MArdok 2014
Music Mon 30 Mar 20:00

Sylvie Courvoisier - Drew Gress - Kenny Wollesen + Soet Kempeneer solo // CANCELLED

Sylvie-Courvoisier-Trio ©Caroline MArdok 2014

time schedule

  • 20:00 doors
  • 20:30 soet kempeneer solo
  • 21:30 sylvie courvoisier trio

soet kempeneer

Soet Kempeneer is one of Belgium's upcoming talented young musicians. For this occasion we asked him to play a solo set. Werkplaats Walter wants to give opportunities to young, talented musicians and more established keyfigures in improvised music by challenging them to create a solopiece, a new band or music.

sylvie courvoisier trio

Sylvie Courvoisier - piano
Drew Gress - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums

Pianist Sylvie Courvoisier is back with her trio, Drew Gress on bass and Keith Wollesen on drums. Courvoisier has been on a roll these past couple of years, with a number of superb partnerships, numerous supporting roles, and many collaborations. D’Agala is only the second album with this trio, following 2014’s Double Windsor

There is something Herbie Nichols-like about the Courvoisier-Gress-Wollesen trio’s feel: collective music-making as light-on-its-feet fun; a genuine trio music in which bass and drums are full partners with piano.” That striking cohesion and collective sense of play are what mark the Swiss pianist and her esteemed American rhythm mates as kindred spirits in the areas of color, groove and melody.

Beyond the trio, Courvoisier earned renown for balancing two distinct worlds – the richly detailed depth of her European chamber-music roots and the grooving, hook-laden sounds of the downtown New York jazz scene. Courvoisier has worked with a who’s who in avant-jazz, including John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, Ikue Mori, Ellery Eskelin, Susie Ibarra, Fred Frith and Mary Halvorson.