A special night showcasing the new generation of Austrian Jazz. A jazz where humour and virtuosity combine with great success.
Trumpeter Mario Rom has already led his trio (with Lukas Kranzelbinder and Herbert Pirker) round the world, most recently to the major festivals in Montreal and Rochester (NY). “Discipline, freedom and a lot of fun” (Londonjazznews)
Namby Pamby Boy is the name of the Austrian band that grew out of the desire of saxophonist Fabian Rucker, pianist Philip Nykrin and drummer Andreas Lettner to transcend genre and category. Rucker, Nykrin and Lettner have collaborated with an impressive array of artists including Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte, Christian Muthspiel, Julien LePlay and Paul Gulda. Highly skilled improvisers, they have worked extensively in hip-hop and rock, and it is this embrace of popular music that brings a fizzling energy and an emotional immediacy to Namby Pamby Boy’s songs.