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gkp -tour offers 2016 - 2017

Summer + October 2017 / Spring 2018

Roy Hargrove Quintet (w/ RM Music)

Roy Hargrove (tp); Justin Robinson (ts); Sullivan Fortner (p); Ameen Saleem (p); Quincy Phillips (dr)

July + August + November 2017

Raul Midón (w/ ZOT Management)

Raul released his latest album "Bad Ass & Blind" on March 25, 2017! It quickly went up to #8 in the Billboard Jazz Charts.

" His timeless soul pop jazz sound garnered standing ovations to the « free man beyond any category " (Huffington Post)

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Raul Midón performs SOLO (git, voc, perc, piano) or in a TRIO, with bass + drums. 

July + November 2017 + Spring 2018

Sun Ra Arkestra (exclusive)

the mighty BIG BAND - directed by Marshall Allen - 

Years after Sun Ra ascended to outer space, Marshall Allen in his 93rd year on Earth still leads the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra with full power on the orbit of Sun Ra’s musical cosmos.

on request

Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith (exclusive)

2nd Line Smith is the Jimmy Smith Songbook reimagined as a high-energy blend of a contemporary jazz quintet and second-line brass-band.

line-up: Craig Handy (ts); Kyle Koehler (B3); Matt Chertkoff (git); Clark Gayton (sousaphone); Jerome Jennings (dr)

November 2017 / May + Summer 2018

Ron Carter (exclusive)

Ron Carter's 80th birthday will be celebrated in 2017 with two major tours bringing his music to festivals and theatres throughout Europe.

"Golden Striker Trio" feat. Ron Carter (b, lead) ; Donald Vega (p) ; Russell Malone (g)

RON CARTER & RICHARD GALLIANO - a duo performance with jazz chamber music at its best

RON CARTER & WDR BIG BAND - with the program of their album "My Personal Songbook", a selection of Ron Carter originals arranged by Rich de Rosa.

Oct. 2017 + 2018

Gregory Porter (exclusive East Europe)

The Grammy winning star of vocal jazz will released his 2nd album with Universal's Blue Note "Take Me To The Alley"!!

line-up: Gregory Porter (voc, lead); Tivon Pennicott (sax, fl); Chip Crawford (p); Jahmal Nichols (b); Emanuel Harrold (dr)

on request

Hammond Eggs & Special Guests (exclusive)

- presenting the programme of the CD « Back in the Pan » (In+Out Records) and other original music.
feat. Paulo Morello (git) ; Jermaine Landsberger (B3) ; Christoph Huber (dr)

Special guests on request: Randy Brecker (tp); Bob Mintzer or Rick Margitza (ts)

March + November 2017

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quartet (w/ TEMA)

Tribute to Charlie Haden - feat. Matt Brewer on bass

This emotional project in remembrance of Gonzalo's friend and musical collaborator Charlie Haden will be performed by

Gonzalo Rubalcaba (p, lead), Matt Brewer (b), Will Vinson (sax),  Jeff Ballard (dr)

Summer 2017

Herbie Hancock (w/ Marshall Arts)

- quartet line-up t. b. a. -

Summer 2017

VOLCAN All-Star Trio (exclusive)

The essence of modern Cuban music presented by

Gonzalo Rubalcaba (p); Jose Armando Gola (b); Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (dr) 

Summer + October 2017

Roberta Gambarini (w/ RM Music)

Roberta Gambarini (voc) ; Sullivan Fortner (p) ; Ameen Saleem (b) ; Quincy Phillips (dr)

July - August 2017

Rubén Blades (exclusive)

The Grammy winning living legend of Salsa returns to Europe - accompanied by Roberto Delgado Orchestra from Panama with whom he recorded his latest album.

August/September 2017 + on request

Debby Sledge & Niels Lan Doky Trio (exclusive except France)

Debby Sledge (of Sister Sledge) joins forces with Niels Lan Doky's trio from Denmark!

line-up: Debbie Sledge (voc); Niels Lan Doky (p); Tobias Dall (b); Niclas Bardeleben (dr)

2018 on request

Sherrie Maricle & DIVA Jazz Orchestra (exclusive) (exclusive)

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Sherrie Maricle, in 2018 celebrates 25 years with a special programme consisting of original material of ten members of the DIVA orchestra.

on request feat. special guests: vocalists Carmen Bradford or Marlena Shaw or  tap-dance star/vocalist: Maurice Hines ("Tappin' Thru Live")

- new CD “A Swingin’ Live” out -

February + May-Summer + Fall 2017

Ramón & Maraca Valle (exclusive)

Ramón and his cousin are performing extensively in 2017 to present the music of their common recording, the duo album « The Art of Two » (In+Out Records).

DUO : Ramón Valle (p) & Orlando "Maraca" Valle (fl)

or QUARTET w/ Omar Rodriguez Calvo (b) ; Liber Torriente (dr)

Also possible: project w/ Symphonic Orchestra and Ramon as special soloist. 

April/May + Summer + October/November 2017

Jazz By Five (All Star Group) (exclusive)

Jazz By Five is the new project put together by famous Jazz Messenger Javon Jackson, featuring jazz legends like Jimmy Cobb, George Cables, and Eddie Gomez.

line-up: Randy Brecker or Eddie Henderson (tp); Javon Jackson (ts); George Cables (p); Eddie Gomez (b); Jimmy Cobb (dr)

Live on Youtube: 

November 2017 + March 2018

Amina Figarova (exclusive)

presenting the programm of her latest album "Blue Whisper" (IN+OUT Records)

line-up: Amina Figarova (p) ; Bart Platteau (fl) ; Alex Pope Norris (tp) ; Wayne Escoffery (ts) ; Luques Curtis or Jeroen Vierdag (b) ; Jason Brown or Darrell Green (dr)

on request, all year

Viviane de Farias (exclusive)

O Globo depicts her as "the great hope in the renewal of the Brazilian music" while the German weekly Die Zeit greets her as having the "presence of a Star". Her latest album "VIVI" (In+Out Records" has been released in March 2017 and earned high praise in the relevant press already.
Viviane de Farias (voc) ; Kim Barth (ts, fl) ; Paulo Morello (git) ; Eduardo Penz (b) ; Mauro Martins (dr) - on request w/ special guest: Raul de Souza (tb)

or ”BALAKUMBALA” - duo – Viviane de Farias (dr) & Mauro Martins (b)

on request, all year

Ratko Zjaca & Simone Zanchini Group (exclusive) (exclusive)

– presenting exclusively the programme of the CD « Beyond The Lines » (IN+OUT Records)

line-up: Ratko Zjaca (git) ; Simone Zanchini (accordeon) ; Martin Gjakonovski (b) ; Adam Nussbaum (dr)

on request

Knoel Scott Quartet (exclusive)

Tenor saxophone player Knoel Scott is a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra for almost four decades and bursts with jazz history and deep musical knowledge.

line-up: Knoel Scott (saxes, fl, voc, lead) - Charlie Stacey (p) - Michele Montolli (b) - Shane Forbes or Jamie Murray (dr)

April/May + June/July 2017

Benny Golson Quartet (exclusive)

The legendary saxophone player and composer will release a new album and has his brand new autobiography "Whisper Not" in stock for the European tours in 2017.

line-up: Benny Golson (ts); Kirk Lightsey (p); Reggie Johnson (b); Mario Gonzi or Alvin Queen (dr) 

Summer 2017

Randy Crawford (w/ Marshall Arts)

performing with a quintet line-up consisting of 

acoustic piano (t.b.a.) • upright bass (t.b.a.) • drums (t.b.a.) • guitar (t.b.a.)

Summer 2018

The Little Giant At 90 - Celebrating Johnny Griffin (exclusive)

Johnny Griffin would have turned 90 years old in 2018. "The Little Giant At 90 - Celebrating Johnny Griffin" will honor this milestone year by bringing together an all-star group of Griffin's closest musical partners. A carefullly selected program of classic Griffin compositions have been arranged exclusively for this project.

Michael Weiss (p, musical director) • Eric Alexander and/or Jerry Weldon (ts) • Ray Drummond or Peter Washington (b) • Alvin Queen (dr)

If you have any special requests regarding artists not on our list that you wish to engage in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us.