Jazz Night of the HMTM Jazz Institute: U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra feat. Carole Alston and Werner Schmitt Gregory Giakis

Jazz Night of the HMTM Jazz Institute: U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra feat. Carole Alston and Werner Schmitt

| Isarphilharmonie | Gasteig HP8

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The annual highlight of the Jazz Institute for the first time at the Isarphilharmonie


  •     U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra
  •     Carole Alston (vocals)
  •     Werner Schmitt (drums)
  •     Luca Zambito Jazz Trio
  •     Elias Prinz "The Music of Django Reinhardt
  •     Patrick Scales Fusion Ensemble
  •     Artistic direction: Prof. Claus Reichstaller

This year's guests include the US singer Carole Alston and the drummer and long-time HMTM lecturer Werner Schmitt. In addition to the U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra, various top-class student ensembles of the Jazz Institute will perform works and original compositions of various styles, including the Luca Zambito Jazztrio, Elias Prinz »The Music of Django Reinhardt« and the Patrick Scales Fusion Ensemble.

Carole Alston

received her first engagement in Switzerland at the Stadttheater Bern after studying at the Howard University College of Fine Arts (Washington D.C.). Various engagements and tours followed, as well as leading roles in various musical productions throughout Europe. As a jazz singer, she worked with well-known musicians such as Erich Kleinschuster, Fritz Pauer, Erwin Schmid or the Markus Gaudriot Trio. Carole Alston has been teaching as a guest lecturer at the HMTM since the winter semester 2021/22.

Werner Schmitt

celebrates his farewell from active teaching at the Jazz Institute with this concert. He has been associated with the Jazz Institute since the beginning of his own studies at the HMTM in 1974. His musical range has enabled him to perform, record in studios and tour with various renowned artists of different musical styles. In the course of his career he has worked with Dusko Goykovich, Ernie Watts and Donna Hightower, among others. Since 1987 he has also played as a permanent drummer in the legendary orchestra Hugo Strasser.


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