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ELMO NERO

!!! Album is coming out soon !!!

Christoph Helm – guitar

Gina Schwarz – ac-bass & e-bass

Max Plattner – drums

Elmo Nero brings three exciting protagonists of the Austrian jazz scene together. With compositions and improvisations fed by a wide variety of influences the exceptional musicians manage to captivate their audience and transform a seemingly familiar

line-up such as the guitar trio into an exciting playground, where many a surprise awaits the listener. (press)

GINA SCHWARZ & MULTIPHONICS 8

 

Video: Live @jazzahead! 2023         Auido:

Video: Live @ Altes Pfandhaus           Audio:  

 

Gina Schwarz (AT) comp, b - Annette Maye (DE) Bb-cl - Mona Matbou-Riahi (IR) Bb-cl - Steffen Schorn (DE) contra-alto cl, C-sax - Thomas Savy (FR) bcl - Lucas Leidinger (DE) p - Mahan Mirarab (IR) guit - Dirk-Peter Kölsch (DE) dr - Daniel Manrique-Smith (PE) fl

 

Homage to Nick Drake

In 2020 & 2021 the Austrian jazz bassist and composer Gina Schwarz had the privilege of being invited to the Multiphonics Festival Cologne as Composer in Residence. The starting point of her new compositional ideas was the music of the British folk singer, guitarist and composer Nick Drake. (press)

 

PANNONICA

 

Video: Live at RKH Vienna                Audio: Chai Waltz

 

Video: Live at RKH Vienna              Audio: Via Terra

 

 

Gina Schwarz b, comp / Lorenz Raab tp, flgh/ Lisa Hofmaninger soprano sax, bcl  Alois Eberl trb / Florian Sighartner vl / Clemens Sainitzer vc / Christopher Pawluk guit

Stephanie Weninger piano / Judith Schwarz dr

 

Austrian double bass player-composer-bandleader Gina Schwarz
began her «Pannonica» project as a tribute to Baroness Pannonica de
Koenigswarter (1913-1988), ala Kathleen Rothschild, known as a
patron to bebop musicians
. Schwarz wanted that this project would reflect a female consciousness, close to the way that the Baroness saw jazz – jazz as the embodiment of modernism, tolerance, and plurality, an urgent and most necessary antidote to
racism, sexism, and gender-bias. The «Pannonica» nonet began working as a
stage band at the Viennese Porgy & Bess club during the 2017-18 season with international femal guests: Marilyn Mazur, Ingrid Jensen, Sylvie Courvoisier, Julia Hülsmann, Karin Hammer, Angelika Niescier and Camila Meza.

When the lockdown was imposed on Vienna in November, 2020, the Austrian jazz bassist and composer Gina Schwarz withdrew to her countryside hometown and responded to the vicissitudes of the pandemic as an artist.  
The album "All Alone 2020" was created within six days, six pieces that - according to
their titles - are very different in their compositional concept, character and mood:
"Communication in Isolation", "Motion in Freeze", "Structured Chaos", "Wistful Euphorism", "All Alone - Together in the Long Run" & "Farewell to Resignation".  
The creatively arranged brass sections and the melodic string parts create unconventional shapes, colours and tension in the music. The skillfully employed soloists of the nonet “Pannonica” increase the intensity even more
. (press)

 

 

FUSÃO

 

Video: Live at Sargfabrik Vienna      Audio: A Dança

 

More Infos: Here                          Audio: Nach Freitag

GINA SCHWARZ (AT) - bass 

ANGELO DA SILVA (BR) - guitar

The intense expression in  the tone of the two individual musicians seduces you - into a world of driving rhythms, beautiful melodies and harmonies. The combination of acoustic bass and acoustic guitar is magical - intimate an yet sonorous - a special sound - a special duo. Feelings and moods shape the music. when the first notes sound, you feel at home in your living room. When you close your eyes, you hear a 10-string intsrument - a kind of fusion - fusao. (Simeon Morrow)

TRIO

 

Video: Live at Porgy & Bess             Audio: Prayer

More Infos: Here                                     Audio: Shiva

HEINRICH VON KALNEIN (DE) - saxes

RAMON LOPEZ (SP) - drums, tabla

GINA SCHWARZ (AT) - bass

 

For some time now, “free improvisation” has been a central theme in my musical creativity. The unbelievable freedom which this music form offers is immeasurable and sometimes also unobtainable. Absolute trust and mutual empathy among the players are determining factors for its success. As with many of my other projects, this trio has a rather far-reaching background...(Heinrich von Kalnein)

BACELLO

 

Video: Live@ Porgy&Bess coming out soon!!!

Gina Schwarz bass
Peter Herbert bass
Anna Lang cello
Clemens Lippauer cello

Strong basses make the body vibrate, many vibrations create high tones. You know that. But these frequencies of 2 basses and 2 cellos together, from the BACELLOS, these frequencies are no longer measurable! Music without limits, on 16 strings and very long fretboards, or rather groove boards!? (press)

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