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Kathrine Windfeld Sextet / Emiliano D’Auria Quintet

The two young, lyrical pianists, Danish Kathrine Windfeld and Italian Emiliano D’Auria, come to jazz club Fasching with a sextet and a quartet respectively. For Emiliano D’Auria, it is the Fasching premiere, for Windfeld a long-awaited return.

We know Kathrine Windfeld well from a couple of records with her own big band and for her collaboration with the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Big Band and Bohuslän Big Band, the latter resulting in the exciting record Determination. Now it is her celebrated sextet that is in focus with, among others, Swedish Hannes Bennich on saxophones. Other members are Marek Konarski, tenor saxophone, Tomasz Dabrowski, trumpet, Johannes Vaht, double bass and Henrik Holst Hansen drums.

Windfeld and her sextet share the evening with the Italian pianist and composer Emiliano D’Auria. A lyricist who draws inspiration from folk music and European jazz and a soundscape that at times brings to mind Oddjob’s collective universe. The latest record First Rain was recorded in Norway together with the quartet that D’Auria now brings to Fasching with guitarist Giacomo Ancillotto, trumpeter Luca Aquino, bassist Dario Miranda and drummer Ermanno Baron.

Kathrine Windfeld Sextet

Hannes Bennich – alto and soprano saxophone,
Marek Konarski – tenor saxophone,
Tomasz Dabrowski – trumpet,
Johannes Vaht – double bass,
Henrik Holst Hansen – drums,
Kathrine Windfield – piano, compositions

Emiliano D’Auria Quintet

Emiliano D’Auria – piano and compositions,
Luca Aquino – trumpet and flugelhorn,
Giacomo Ancillotto – guitar,
Dario Miranda – bass
Ermanno Baron – drums