Johannes Ballestrem on his stay in New Orleans

Johannes von Ballestrem is a pianist and and currently on high demand in the jazz scene out and about in Berlin. He received funding from Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Europe to study piano styles in New Orleans, Louisiana last fall. Being there, he talked about his experience in the city, the musicians that he met, and how the music he studied will influence his future musical endeavors.

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dial:music, episode 7: melodica

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 7 – we proudly present Johannes von Ballestrem.

He plays Big Chief by Professor Longhair

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dial:music, episode 6: tabla

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

Episode 6 – we proudly present Ravi Srinivasan.

He plays two short tabla solos in tintal and rupak.

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dial:music, episode 5: vocals

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 5 – we proudly present Defne Sahin.

She sings Like Someone In Love, music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke.

 

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Julie Sassoon on Julius Eastman

Julie Sassoon is a pianist working in the field of jazz and improvised music. For the opening of the Maerz Musik Festival in Berlin, she played three works of Julius Eastman (1940 –1990), of which two were German premieres. Sassoon’s piano colleagues for the concert were Christoph Grund, Ernst Surberg and Małgorzata Walentynowicz.

In the interview Sassoon explains why playing Eastman feels like running a marathon, she talks about warm and cold minimal music and denominates why she always had a strong connection with black culture.

Photo: David Beecroft

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dial:music, episode 4: pipes

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 4 – we proudly present Gunther Haußknecht.

He plays St. Patrick’s Day

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dial:music, episode 3: banjo

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

Episode 3 – we proudly present Andreas Willers

He plays and sings I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues by Duke Ellington

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International Women’s Day: Today’s female jazz and improv musicians

So you can’t name a handful female bass players from Germany – are you kidding? Or you can’t name female piano players from over 15 different countries – seriously?
Here’s a list of over 500 women in jazz and improvised music who are performing currently.
Background
In 2015 I published a list with over 200 albums by women in jazz. This was a reaction to a radio broadcast that alleged that their music selection was solely based on artistic quality, distinction and how up to date the bands are.

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dial:music, episode 2: zydeco melodeon

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 2 – we proudly present Yannick Monot, an ambassador for Cajun and Zydeco music from Louisiana throughout Europe.

Yannick Monot plays and sings his own Je suis pas né hier au soir

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