Franz von Chossy Trio
New works featuring Pat Cleaver & Kristijan Krajncan
Thu, 18 May 2017 | 20:30 hour
Thu, 18 May 2017 | 20:30 hour
Door tickets: € 10.00
Presale: € 8.00
Students (upon presentation of college ID): € 5.00
CJP: € 8.00
Splendor members: € 8.00
Franz von Chossy returns to his Piano-trio line up featuring Pat Cleaver on bass and Kristijan Krajncan on drums with a fresh new repertoire written during the past year.
Next to performing with his Quintet, which the Dutch press describes as one of the most fascinating and entertaining bands of the Netherlands, award-winning pianist Franz von Chossy has worked with his trio on a completely new repertoire, which they will present for the first time at the Splendor in Amsterdam.
Without a doubt, Franz von Chossy has succeeded in creating a coherent piece of music which clearly stands out from the usual crossover jazz.
-Christoph Giese, der Westen
With him, magic on the keyboard is pure alchemy and a mix of the most different sounds. He has proved in various jazz combos that he can subtly create a delicate balance between Orient and Occident, between jazz, classical music and pop and that he manages to let shine light and darkness.
And that is exactly what he is doing in a melodious and charming way in his second opus.
-Henning Bolte, Jazzthetik
A wonderful album by a great pianist.
-Dr. Peter Kleiß, Saarlaendischer Rundfunk
“A superb mix of musical genres ranging from modern classical music to jazz which at times surprises with a tiny note of Eastern European folklore.”
– German Newspaper, Der Westen
– Bruce Lindsay, AllaboutJazz
Master of good taste”
– Jan Jasper Tamboer, Parool
Franz von Chossy www.franzvonchossy.com
The Franz von Chossy trio won the “Dutch Jazz Competition 2006″ because of his ‘original, dynamic and often virtuoso (inter)play’. Franz won the “Best Soloist” award during the same competition for his ‘subtle, spatial and personal play’. In 2009, he won 2nd prize in the international Montreux Jazz solo Piano Competition. He has released three CDs under his own name (“Awakening” 2006 – Challenge Records , “Pendulum” 2009 – Etcetera Records , “When the World Comes Home” 2012 – Jazzsick Records ) which have been praised by the international press. He has performed in over 50 countries and shared the stage with artists like Chris Potter, Branford Marsalis, Alex Simu, Minu Cinelu, Pascal Schumacher, Tineke Postma and Candy Dulfer. In 2016 he composed and produced the music for the Chinese musical “Wendo”, which is touring China and other Asian countries at the moment.
Pat has been awarded several prizes as a performer, most notably that of Best Bassist at the prestigious international Jazz Hoeilaart Competition in 2012, and the Best Soloist prize at the 2014 European Jazz Competition. Pat is currently an active member in projects such as Tin Men and the Telephone, K tríó, Toms Rudzinskis quartet, Felix Schlarmann Group, Julia Oschewsky Band, Daan Herweg trio and Secret Swing Society. Pat has performed in clubs and festivals in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Iceland, Canada, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, South Korea and Morocco.
Kristijan Krajncan www.drummingcellist.com
Kristijan has received several international awards in all fields of his work. Most notable include: 1st Prize jury award Jazzon for best Slovenian jazz composition (Slovenia, 2006), Best Screenplay Award at Arab Film Festival (Rotterdam, 2016), Best Director Award at Festival of Slovenian Independent Film (Slovenia, 2006), 1st Prize of National Competition for classical musicians of Slovenia (1997 and 2003), Semi-finalist of Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition for Drums (Washington, 2012), Finalist of the Dutch Jazz Competition (Netherlands, 2008), Participant in Dave Douglas Workshop: Creative Composition and Improvisation at Carnegie Hall (New York, 2010).
His debut album as a leader Kristijan Krajnan Ensemble: Siberian Bear was released in June 2012 on Edict Records, featuring Ambrose Akinmusire and Jimmy Greene.