Gina Schwarz bass, composition, leader
Lorenz Raab trumpet, flugelhorn
Lisa Hofmaninger soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Alois Eberl trombone
Florian Sighartner violine
Clemens Sainitzer violoncello
Christopher Pawluk guitar
Philipp Nykrin piano
Judith Schwarz drums
After several successful projects including, "Woodclock", "Jazzista", "Airbass" and "Schwarzmarkt", bassist, composer & bandleader Gina Schwarz is more than ready to explore even deeper her artistic boundaries with Pannonica.
The musician’s pool includes renowned Austrian musicians and the most gifted and talented jazz musicians from the younger generation.
Pannonica performed eight concerts at the famous Viennese Jazzclub Porgy&Bess in 2017/18.
Billed as the „Porgy&Bess Stageband“, Pannonica collaborated with many international guests including: Karin Hammar (SWE), Julia Hülsmann (D), Camila Meza (CL/USA), Sylvie Courvoisier, (CH/USA) Angelika Niescier (POL/D), Ingrid Jensen (CAN/USA) and Marilyn Mazur (DNK) - followed by collaborations with Mino Cinelu (perc) and Dave Taylor (trb).
Inspiration for developing the gender-idea of this project is an outstanding woman: Eponym Baroness Pannonica de Köenigswarter. She was a warrior, a patron, a muse, and an intimate friend of many musicians. For the Baroness, jazz is the embodiment of modernism, tolerance, and plurality - an urgent and most neccesary "antidote" to racism, sexism and gender-bias.
© Hans Klestorfer, Isorauschen, Andres Müller, Werner Müller