Now in stores: The new Jessica Gall album "Picture Perfect".
"Life," says Jessica Gall, "is loud enough already." The second part of the movement her counterpart has to think about it, which is no big deal, though. "My music", he would have said for sure, "that doesn't have to be that, too". Neither is it. But intense, haunting, hardly ever to be forgotten again, she is, more than ever. With "Picture Perfect" the Berlin girl has now recorded an album that sounds pleasantly imperfect in comparison to its predecessors and contrary to its title in an absolutely positive sense. Especially when you had expected an urban work from the German capital.
Swing is a special phenomenon. You always count it among the old people and yet young listeners increasingly mingle with the audience. Swing is also a very fast and cool dance style, which is increasingly spreading in the big cities. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra stands for dance music and classics of the 20's and 30's and proves its exceptional position in this genre with its great concerts. Since the end of the 1960s, the orchestra has been bringing this timeless music to the stage and travelling the world with it. We recently recorded a fantastic concert at Cadogan Hall in London.
Fortunately the Nighthawks are still on tour with their new album RIO BRAVO and will stop in Düsseldorf on 30.04., on 08.05. in Unna and 09.05. in Minden. If you listen to electro jazz on one ear and still have an open ear for flamenco, you should definitely visit Rafael Cortés. An exception on the flamenco guitar, who shows himself in the trio on 06.05. in Bremen and on 07.05. in Kiel and presents his new album blanco y negro.
Man is not well known for his foresightedness. That's why we want to help a bit. In exactly one year from today, the VIVA ALTONA! Festival will take part at the Fabrik Hamburg. On the occasion of Herzog Records' 10th Anniversary. So we want to surprise you with a "Night of Groove" on March 18th 2016, brought to you by the brass band Marshall Cooper and the electronic-jazz group Nighthawks. And the day after, on March 19th 2016 the "Night of Soul" will end the festival.
The Nighthawks have many different airways. A prestigious and pleasant venue will be approached on 03/14 however. It's about the "Grillo Theater" in Essen, Germany! Be there or be square!
Reiner Winterschladen is nominated for the German "Echo Jazz" - Award as "Best Instrumentalist of the Year / Brass Instruments National". Reason for this nomination is the last Nighthawks record 'Rio Bravo'. Herzog Records congratulates trumpet player Reiner Winterschladen on this, and congratulations to the band as well.
The Nighthawks can be seen in Poland time and again. Wether in Gdynia, Krakow or in Katowice - like on Febuary 24th. The band has a lot of fans in Poland, who will make this a wonderful concert at the marvellous philharmonic hall in Katowice. Begins at 7 p.m.!
What else does a singer have to prove himself, if he already released three successful soul jazz albums? Jeff Cascaro was looking for another challenge and found one. Olaf Stötzler, the manager of the hr- Bigband, brought Jeff Cascaro together with his bigband again. This collaboration resulted in a rhythm'n soul night, that has been performed twice and will partially be released online on decembre 5th. Jeff Cascaro & hr- Bigband - Soul Town. Open your ears - this is just terrific! Soul music cannot be more captivating.
What does a band do when its tour is over. Imagine three musicians sitting in a café and musing happily about the ten has-been concerts. People came to see them anywhere. This music is too thrilling obviously. And of course the band recorded every concert of the tour on harddrive, like professionals certainly do. I think there's enough reason to look forward to 2015. There will certainly be live versions available for purchase. But first of all a little break. Thanks to the fans, the band says: bye for now!!
The day has come... The long-awaited release of "Moving Parts"! Benny Greb, internationally succesful drummer presents his new project on tour! (dates in our "LIVE"-section) On those days we are checking the charts, obviously; iTunes has become an institution in this field, too. The Internet is a fast moving media, rankings are constantly changing. But: Benny Greb's "Moving Parts" stands its ground emong the top3 and justifiably so!
Benny has made up his mind to concentrate on his band. It was his fine musical instincts that brought him together with the UK musicians Kit Downes (keys) and Chris Montague (git.). Kit Downes was nominated ‘Rising Star’ by the Downbeat Magazine in 2013. Aside from being an excellent guitarist, Chris Montague also...
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They are British through and through and yet Hamburg is their second home. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been playing its biggest concerts in Hamburg for many decades, including this evening, 12 April, in the Laeiszhalle. Those who like the swing of the 20s and 30s should make their way. The tour in the north continues.
On October 18th German music TV VIVA broadcasted Fantastische Vier's second (!) MTV Unplugged with its totally impressive atmosphere of the Balve Cave. They were featured by our fantastic flamenco guitarist Rafael Cortés. And one will be surprised how well these two sound properties fit together...
Jessica Gall did enter the jazzcharts on #11 with her new album Riviera and even our a-capella ladies Les Brünettes could celebrate a charts-entry on #26 with their first album! Together with Nighthawks' Live in Hamburg and Jeff Cascaro's The Other Man they're Herzog Records' chart entries no. 3 and 4 in 2012. Cheers to that and great thanks to you!
Foto Credit: Torsten Goltz
Jeff Cascaro will be singing for the second time in the south of Europe! The first time performing with Mario Biondi in Italy was the Arena di Verona! This gig at the 10th of December 2011 will be in Lugano Swiss: A radio concert with Mario Biondi! The broadcasting service Radio Svizzera, channel Radio TRE was inviting Mario Biondi for playing a concert at the radio. The single "Blue Skies" with Jeff Cascaro and Mario Biondi is developing as a winter single in the Italian radios. A truely wonderful duet!
10.12.2011 Radio Svizzera, Radio Tre