Pre-sale: Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet at JZ Club
9:00PM 2019.April.15 MON
JZ Club #158 JULU RD. HUANGPU DISTRICT
Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet
Michaela Rabitsch - vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn
Robert Pawlik – guitar
Joe Abentung - bass
Dusan Novakov – drums
Michaela Rabitsch, singer, composer and Austria’s only female top jazz trumpet player is called a modern day female Chet Baker by the US magazine Jazzscene. Michaela and her ingenious partner, composer and incredible fluid guitarist Robert Pawlik present „Gimme The Groove “, their 6th common studio release and celebrate their jubilee 20 years together on the road.
The tunes root on the one hand in the melodic stiles of the Jazz tradition, like Hardbop, Swing, Modern Jazz, New Orleans Second Line and Blues, and, on the other hand, form fusions with elements of Indian, African or Latin American music.
Their songs are inspired by their numerous tours of the last years through Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, with 1500 concerts in almost 50 countries, playing in intimate Jazz clubs as well as on big stages and at international festivals – from Tokyo to Teheran, Kuala Lumpur to Yerevan, Cape Town to Delhi, Shanghai to Almaty, Hong Kong to Cracow, Havana to Moscow, Chicago to Ottawa, Penang Island to Ankara ...
Vienna’s „first couple of Jazz“ presents a diversified and sophisticated musical experience extraordinaire, with their signature sound of Jazz spiced up with a touch of World!
From Austria they come and this trumpet/guitar led crew just might conquer the world with their sound.
(Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap, USA)
For twenty years now Michaela and Robert have shared their private and musical lives, co leading their Jazz quartet and acoustic duo, writing for both groups and enjoying a busy tour schedule. They are presenting a program between Jazz, Fusion and World music with catchy melodies, strong harmonies, groovy rhythms and adventurous improvisations in a fine balanced vocal-instrumental mix.
The fact that they studied extensively the Jazz standard repertoire and a lot of jazz related music genres gives them a rich musical vocabulary to draw from.
Together they have developed a rich and eventful style, never trying to be purist’s only, but always looking for the core message of each song they are writing or playing, and how they can express it best.
Their prior releases Moods, and Voyagers with exclusively original compositions not only earned them raving reviews, but opened the doors to perform at highly prestigious international Jazz Festivals, concert halls and clubs.
They were the first Austrian band to be invited to perform at Cape Town International Jazz Festival, South Africa – one of the leading jazz festivals worldwide and Africa’s grandest gathering, sharing the stage there with George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Regina Carter, Toots Thielemans or Jonathan Butler.
Other important festival appearances: Tokyo Jazz Festival, Int. Jazz Festival Nisville, Jarasum Jazz Festival (Korea), Jazz au Chellah, Morocco), TANJazz (Morocco), Bansko Jazz Festival (Bulgaria), Festival Lent (Slowenia), International Jazz Festival Sibiu, Jazz at the Hermitage Garden (Moscow), Jazzfestwoche Burghausen, Int. Jazzfestival Ankara, Jazz Utsav Delhi, Int. Penang Island Jazz Festival (Malaysia), Kracow Summer Jazz festival, Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival, Havanna Jazz Festival (Cuba) and many more.
Besides extensive tours to China, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Greece, Russla, Iran, Hungary, Poland, Senegal, Morocco, Luxembourg, Malta, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Bosnia, Kuweit, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgistan, The Philippines, Kenia, Albania, Armenia, Algeria, Mazedonia, Spain, Cuba, USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and South Africa they are ever-present with appearances in Austrias leading clubs like Porgy & Bess, Joe Zawinul’s Birdland or Radiokulturhaus Wien and perform regularly concerts and festivals in Vienna and the rest of Austria.