The German Consulate General Co-Presents:
Manuel Schmiedel is making his debut representing Germany within the inaugural European Sounds Series at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
The German-born pianist has made a name for himself as one of Europe's most sought after pianists, touring and recording with a wide array of artists including US jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Since relocating to New York, he has kept a busy schedule performing at some of New York’s finest venues and clubs and started stepping into the spotlight as a leader of his own groups.
The European press has hailed Schmiedel's “exceptional spectrum of expressiveness” and the “symphonic intensity” of his music. Saxophonist and Grammy winner Chris Potter describes him as “a truly formidable talent of originality, technical and rhythmic dexterity and compositional prowess.”
Manuel Schmiedel will be leading a stellar ensemble, Manuel Schmiedel Quartet, featuring Rick Rosato on bass, Adam Arruda on drums and saxophonist Dayna Stephens.
About European Sounds Series at the Blue Note Jazz Festival:
Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to the United Nations and nine EU Member States, has announced the inaugural European Sounds Series, to showcase European culture and jazz within the United States. The series, which kicks off June 2nd, will take place during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays throughout June at the Blue Note Jazz Club.
Established in 2011, the Blue Note Jazz Festival was initially formed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Greenwich Village's iconic Blue Note Jazz Club. Presented by Blue Note Entertainment Group - which owns and operates the diverse venue lineup of Blue Note, Sony Hall, and Highline Ballroom - the festival has quickly grown into an annual 30-day event, emerging as the city's largest jazz festival, with each venue offering its own unique cultural contribution to the New York City musical landscape. Additional venues and partners include The Town Hall, Central Park SummerStage, and Jill Newman Productions. Past festival headliners include Aretha Franklin, The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, and more
Location and time:
131 W 3rd St,
New York, NY 10012
Sunday, June 17th at 11:30am & 1:30pm