Jazz Fest Wien 2015: First Highlights


Cicero RogerVideoInfo & Details

The Roger Cicero Jazz Experience

Wed 01.07. Wiener Staatsoper  19.30  


In 2015, Roger Cicero is returning to his musical roots: at small venues this exceptional singer will be presenting English jazz standards, classics and covers in his own unique way. Roger Cicero as many have never heard him! Info & Details

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Sarah McKenzie

Wed 01.07. Porgy & Bess  20.30  


Sarah McKenzie is a jewel of the Australian jazz scene, and a graduate of the Berklee University of Music. A versatile pianist and singer who was originally influenced by the blues, she has radically expanded her repertoire. Info & Details

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Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett | Plaza Francia

Thu 02.07. Wiener Staatsoper  19.30  


Chilly Gonzales 43-year old native of Canada spent many years in Paris and now resides in Cologne. A gifted pianist who is also known for his sharp, sarcastic wit, his albums, “Solo Piano” and “Solo Piano 2” are legendary. Plaza Francia combines the best of two worlds. Messrs. Makaroff and Müller from the world-famous Gotan Project join forces with Catherine Ringer, the singer from the legendary French avant-garde pop band Les Rita Mitsouko. Info & Details

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Viola Hammer Trio

Thu 02.07. Porgy & Bess  20.30  


Born in Bad Radkersburg in 1985, pianist Viola Hammer founded her trio six years ago. Hammer and friends eclectically combine elements of indie-rock, punk and classic influences to create their own unique form of jazz. Info & Details

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Melody Gardot | Malia

Sat 04.07. Wiener Staatsoper  19.30  


Melody Gardot has established herself as a singer/songwriter with her fragile ballads. On “The Absence” Gardot transitions between tango, fado and desert blues. Her next as-yet-unnamed album is due out in May 2015. Soul and jazz singer Malia has a very subtle vocal style for jazz, soul, pop and electronic music. She embodies both cool and soul. Info & Details

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“Sinatra Tribute” – Thomas Quasthoff, Angelika Kirchschlager, Allan Harris, Louie Austen, Orchester der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien |
José James

Mon 06.07. Wiener Staatsoper  19.30  


On 12 December 2015, fans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Frank Sinatra. To mark this jubilee, a top-quality tribute to the "The Voice" will feature opera stars Thomas Quasthoff and Angelika Kirchschlager as well as austrian crooner Louie Austen. José James became one of the great phenomena of the younger jazz club scene with his fusion of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and electro. His latest release, “Yesterday I Had The Blues” is a tribute to Billie Holiday. Info & Details

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…off opera: Paul Weller | Ernst Molden

Tue 07.07. Wiener Staatsoper ...off opera 19.30  


Paul Weller is a hero of the British working class. Despite a rapid rise as a pop star, he never forgot his roots. On his 12 solo albums, as well as his work for The Jam and The Style Council, he was always good for political statements. Ernst Molden, one of Austria’s best songwriters, shines with deep lyrics and soulful singing. His latest release is “Unser Österreich“, an acoustic hommage (along with Nino aus Wien) to Austro-pop. Info & Details

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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Wed 08.07. Porgy & Bess  20.30  


Jason Marsalis, was born in New Orleans in 1977, and is the youngest member of the musical Marsalis dynasty. A highly-talented master of rhythm, he soaked up all the musical influences his hometown had to offer: classic, straight-ahead jazz, calypso, funk and even funeral music. Info & Details

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Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer

Thu 09.07. Rathaus/Arkadenhof  20.00  


An exciting evening can be expected when Norwegian Nils Petter Molvaer – world renowned jazz trumpeter and pioneer of the genre of nu jazz – teams up with the Jamaican reggae superduo Sly & Robbie. Nordic melancholy meets caribbean vitality... Info & Details

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Naturally 7

Sat 11.07. Rathaus/Arkadenhof  20.00  


The a-capella group Naturally 7 was founded in New York in 1999, and has been popular with European audiences for many years. They use a-capella to reinterpret well-known hits. Info & Details



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