Red Light Jazz

Dutch Mountain Tribe & Fabian Dudek – Almost

Wander through the European jazz landscape with two visionary bands in exchange with Stadtgarten Cologne

During the Red Light Jazz festival, a Dutch and a German band will cross paths on our stage. Dutch Mountain Tribe might be based in The Netherlands, but encompasses five nationalities. And German saxophonist Fabian Dudek takes an international perspective with his band as well. This concert is an exchange with the Stadtgarten concert hall in Cologne and is made possible by NICA Artist Development.

Dutch Mountain Tribe spins a web of idiosyncratic melodies, enchanting rhythms and fiery improvisations. Like folk songs from a mythical Dutch mountainside, they are coloured by an arsenal of percussion instruments, flutes, bagpipes and other objects from the immense collection of band leader Koen Boeijenga. This versatile wind player and composer includes both young and established players in his seven-piece band.

For Fabian Dudek, music is a starting point for pure ecstasy. His music is not bound to one genre. He takes example from jazz adventurer Ambrose Akinmusire, but his saxophone playing was also influenced by funk legend Maceo Parker. He collaborated with classical musicians and pop artists and he was a member of the prestigious Bundesjazzorchester. His quartet features the remarkable singing bassist Ruth Goller, who previously collaborated with Paul McCartney and Marc Ribot.

Dutch Mountain Tribe:
Koen Boeijinga alt & soprano sax/reeds, Giuseppe Doronzo bariton sax/bas clarinet/reeds, Pau Sola Masafrets cello, Mary Oliver viola/hardanger violin, Salvoandrea Lucifora trombone/tuba/percussion/guitar, Esat Ekincioglu double bass, Onno Govaert drums/percussion

Fabian Dudek Quartet:
Felix Hauptmann piano, Fabian Dudek sax/composition, Ruth Goller bass, Alexander Parzhuber drums