Premier : Thomas Marek’s new Tap & Jazz Quartet
Live at Brückenstern, Hamburg. 9. February 2019 20.00h
Matthäus Winnitzki (Piano), Stefan Dahm (Drums), Tilman Oberbeck (Bass), Thomas Marek (Tap Dance)
Admission on a donation basis
Piano, bass, drums and feet: dance event or jazz concert? The question does not arise.
When tap dancer Thomas Marek plays with his band, music becomes visible, the percussive sounds of his taps merge with the arrangements and improvisations of his band.
A tap dance show as a concert. Matthäus Winnitzki (piano), Stefan Dahm (drums), Tilman Oberbeck (bass), and Thomas Marek (tap dance) continue a tradition of jazz and tap dance without dwelling on the traditions. On the contrary: the desire for something new drives them straight to the origins of jazz – powerful, passionate, disrespectful. Quiet sounds lead to sparkling grooves and elegant swing, in the captivating interplay of dance and music that become one in Thomas Marek’s quartet.
This is the distinctive feature of this formation: the lively communication with each other and with the audience, which bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary jazz. Musicians and dancers challenge each other to overcome boundaries and make every performance an adventure.