Date: November 17
Venue: Corporation Kalaiarangam
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Tonally coloured, richly textured, and velvety smooth, Joscheba Schnetter’s voice plunges into uncharted territory every time she raises a jazz standard.
With roots in her school rock band and professional training at the Hamburg School of Music, Schnetter has the resources of a singer who can croon anything but chose jazz for its beauty. She twists and turns notes, embellishing them for a voice that is filigreed and fragile at one instant and powerful and soulful in the next.
Sharing this with the audience at The Hindu Friday Review November Fest, Schnetter (vocal and acoustic guitar) will be accompanied by some of Hamburg’s highly sought-after musicians — Buggy Braune (piano), Johannes Wennrich (guitar), Arnd Geise (bass) and Derek Scherzer (drums).
Braune who teaches at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama has recorded over 40 CDs and is one of the most distinguished pianists in the German jazz arena.
Wennrich is a popular studio and live guitar player, teaching and recording jazz, pop and classical music.
Geise has studied Big Band at the University of Cologne and at Buster Williams International School of Music. Scherzer has studied jazz drumming and since 1999 has been an integral part of the Hamburg music scene.
All of them have performed at prestigious festivals in Europe and across the world and bring to the stage their varied experiences. At the concert titled, ‘That Voice Inside’, the band will perform the love-lorn ‘Open Up’, the soulful ‘Memories’, the Afro-rhythmic ‘On The Move’ and the introspective ‘Who’s That Voice Inside My Head’.
Popular jazz standards such as the Latin-laced ‘Throw It Away’ and the classic ‘Windmills Of Your Mind’ also find a place in the 90-minute concert. Joscheba promises an evening of music that will be in a realm between reality and dreams.
That Voice Inside is brought to you by Unwind Centre and the Hamburg-Ministry of Culture.