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NDR Bigband / Jeff Ballard Trio
The great jazz pianist Brad Mehldau once said about Jeff Ballard that he was more a musician than just a percussionist. In the trio that they were both members of, he always contributed something extra, skilfully toeing the line between superior expertise and spontaneous creativity. Thanks to his feeling for timbre and musical structure, Jeff Ballard is a musician who knows how to point the ensemble he is playing in in a new direction at any time. He has been working with the NDR Bigband and its conductor Geir Lysne for some years. They now appear together at a premiere in the Fabrik: this time, Ballard's own trio is on stage as well. The programme features Jeff Ballard's own compositions, which the Argentine jazz musician Guillermo Klein has arranged for orchestra especially for this occasion.
Chris Cheek saxophone
Lionel Loueke guitar
Jeff Ballard drums
direction Geir Lysne
Fabrik was founded in a former machine factory in 1971 and is today considered the first and most famous culture and communication centre in Germany.
Overground train lines S1 and S3: Altona (approx. 12 min. by foot)
Bus M2, 150, 283, 288: Fabrik
From 19:00 parking spaces on Barnerstrasse and in the Wiwo multistorey car park on Gaussstrasse are available.
An accessable entrance is situated at Barnerstrasse 36.