Rainer Böhm Standard Trio
Monday 29. April 2019 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Pantheon Theater Bonn
Rainer Böhm (piano)
Christian Ramond (double bass)
Jonas Burgwinkel (drums)
The three Musicians are by no means unknown both nationally and internationally.
As internationally sought-after sidemen, they have made a name for themselves around the globe.
The Standard Trio is one of the favored projects of the outstanding pianist Rainer Böhm.
Rainer Böhm is very concerned about the standards of the “Great American Songbook” and to set a contrast to his other musical focuses.
In this project they play – quite unpretentiously – compositions from the “Great American Songbook” and bring to the audience’s ears what normally happens behind closed doors in the rehearsal room.
Freedom and joy of improvisation of the completely non-arranged model are in the foreground and promise an exciting evening full of surprising moments.
Rainer Böhm has been one of the outstanding German jazz pianists In the jazz scene for years and is a winning prize for numerous prizes.
He studied jazz piano and jazz arrangement at the Musikhochschule in Mannheim and Cologne and has participated in more than 50 CD recordings both as a band leader and as a sideman. As a much sought-after pianist, the 40-year-old has made a name for himself in the international jazz scene.
The album “Berlin – New York” by Rainer Böhm was released on ACT in 2011, together with saxophonist Ben Kraef and accompanied by John Pattitucci and Marcus Gilmore.
He is also known for his many years of collaboration with Germany’s exceptional bassist Dieter Ilg. The success of the acclaimed and award-winning jazz adaptations of the classical princes Verdi, Wagner, Beethoven and Bach is also due to his piano playing, because he is one of those genre overcomers for whom classical music and jazz are not opposites, but perfectly complementing poles in the always central task of conveying emotions with music.
The basis for this is his stupendous technique: Rarely has one heard a left hand alternating the right hand so skillfully in melody and chord accompaniment as on his first solo album “hýdōr”, which appeared in October 2018 in the “Piano Works” series. Here wonderful resolutions meet strong, rhythmic accents from hard syncopation to the ostinato resting pulse.
Already at a young age he was awarded with various prizes (e.g. Jazz Prize of the “Nürnberger Nachrichten”, New German Jazz Prize, Prize for the best soloist at the international jazz competitions in 2002 in Hoeilaart/Belgium and 2005 in Getxo/Spain, 2003 and 2007 quarterly prize of the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik, 2007 the 1st prize at the international piano solo competition in Freiburg and 2010 Landesjazzpreis Baden-Württemberg).
As a sideman, Rainer Böhm has played with countless jazz greats, including Dave Liebman, John Patitucci, Mark Turner, Albert Mangelsdorff, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ari Hoenig, Donny McCaslin and Randy Brecker.
In addition to his activities as a pianist, Böhm also teaches as professor for jazz piano and ensemble conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Nürnberg and Mannheim.
Christian Ramond on double bass is also a master of his trade.
He played on numerous productions and concerts in Europe, Australia, Japan, China, USA and Canada. He is at home at the big festivals of the world as well as in the small but fine jazz club.
He can look back on musical collaborations with musicians such as Joe Pass, Albert Mangelsdorf, P.Catherine, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Ch.Mariano, Thomas Stanko, Bobby Shew, Jon Eardly, Dave Liebman, K.Berger, Itaru Oki.
Jonas Burgwinkel is an outstanding jazz drummer who is in international demand for his unique playing style.
Innovative, he fuses classical jazz with avant-garde improvisation. Numerous awards such as the “ECHO JAZZ 2012”, the SWR- and the WDR-Jazzpreis, the “BEST SOLOIST AWARD” at the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as numerous CDs and countless radio and television recordings document the success of his musical work.
Burgwinkel plays worldwide with jazz greats such as John Scofield, Chris Potter, Uri Caine, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz and John Taylor.
A particularly intensive musical collaboration exists with the internationally present Pablo Held Trio.
In addition to his concert activities, Jonas Burgwinkel is a co-founder of the Cologne jazz collective KLAENG and is involved as a concert promoter with intensive networking and his own label. In 2011 Jonas Burgwinkel was appointed professor for jazz percussion at the Cologne University of Music and Dance.