Stephan Braun (jazz cello, Germany)
Programme: jazz improvisations
In this concert, the focus will shift from classical to jazz cello in the masterful hands of Stephan Braun.
Stephan studied classical and jazz cello at the universities in Hamburg and Berlin. He has performed in different projects with Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Berliner Ensemble, NDR-Bigband and he worked as a sideman with a number of internationally renowned jazz musicians. In 2010 he won 1st prize of the International Jazz Competition in Bucharest with his trio.
He played at many famous festivals and concert halls, like Vienna Opera House, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Olympia Theatre, Pori Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, New Directions Cello Festival, Cello Akademie Rutesheim, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and recorded as a sideman more than 20 CDs.
Cellist Stephan Braun, a seasoned musician to be sure, answers the question once and for all of what the true domain of the cello in jazz is: groove.