Guitarist Hannes Riepler has made his mark on the city’s vibrant jazz scene, not only for his outstanding, inventive guitar skill and freewheeling energy, but as an extraordinarily talented composer. Since moving to London from Austria via studies in Amsterdam in 2006, and the release of his debut album The Brave (Jellymould, 2012), Riepler has been working on new material. Known as the host and curator of London’s gem of a jam session at the Vortex Downstairs, Riepler will perform his own material tonight, showcasing some of the works to be released and toured in 2015. Riepler stylishly combines the immediacy of New York’s propulsive Downtown style with classical and folk textures.
“London continues to be a magnet for foreign jazz musicians, and one of the best is Austrian guitarist Hannes Riepler” The Daily Telegraph