JazzFest.Wien Festival History

JazzFest.Wien 2011

Great Voices of Harlem feat. Donald Smith, Gregory Porter, Mansur Scott & Paul Zauner’s Blue Brass

Porgy & Bess  21.00  

Donald SmithGregory PorterMansur ScottPaul Zauner (c: Rainer Rygalyk)

Paul Zauner is one of Austria’s busiest jazz activists. Since the mid 1980’s he has worked with international colleagues such as David Murray, Leon Thomas, Leopoldo Fleming, Donald Smith, and Hamiett Bluiett.

For many years he has organized a truly original event, the Inntöne Festival, an annual music festival held on the grounds of an organic farm. On his PAO label Zauner has released superb album from the likes of Archie Shepp, Mansur Scott and Dwight Trible, but also from Austrian talents like Martin Gasselsberger.

In his own terrific formation, Blue Brass, he has featured stars from today’s Harlem jazz scene. Last year Zauner released the CD “Soulful Change”, a soulful journey through traditional American jazz, blues and R&B. His current project is called “Voices of Harlem” and within an electric context features the powerful vocals of Donald Smith, Gregory Porter and Mansour Scott.

line up:
The Great Voices of Harlem
feat. Paul Zauner’s Blue Brass
Donald Smith – voc
Gregory Porter – voc
Mansur Scott – voc, perc
Paul Zauner – tb, ld
Barney Girlinger – tp, flh
Clemens Salesny – as, bcl
Klemens Pliem – ts, fl
Wolfram Derschmidt – b
Howard Curtis – dr

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