Mareike Wiening Quintet

Fr 10. 05. 2024
Normal price € 18,– / Reduced € 14,–

"Reveal" is the name of the new programme by German drummer Mareike Wiening and her US quintet, which was nominated for Band of the Year at the German Jazz Awards in 2022. The music is inspired not only by the influences of the Big Apple, but also by Wiening's former home: Scandinavia. A subtle, melodic work of art full of nuanced and varied sound poems, sometimes chamber music, sometimes playfully waltzing, then again gripping with grooving improvisation. The musical dialogue between soloist and accompaniment is a further characteristic of the band: the give and take, the emotional reaction or the creative and unexpected surprises that arise through spontaneity and from the moment: "Wiening has put together a truly transatlantic jazz project. Each of her pieces is a complete, sophisticated, elegant work of art." (JazzTimes) The multi-award-winning musician lived in New York for many years and established herself in the New York jazz scene. She has given concerts at the Blue Note Jazzclub, the Winter Jazzfest New York and Carnegie Hall. She has performed on stage with John Zorn, Ben Wendel and Dan Tepfer, among others. Concerts have taken her all over Europe, North and South America. Born in Franconia, she teaches percussion at the Musikhochschule in Zurich and lives in Cologne.
"Future-orientated, fresh and presented with pure honesty" (New York City Jazzrecord)
"With her pieces, Wiening is a remarkably independent composer who extends bebop to free playing forms and masters the most sophisticated odd metres with aplomb." (Frankfurter Allgemeine)