Mareike Wiening Quintet
TIME & LOCATION
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Thank you to The Blue Pearl Foundationfor sponsoring this concert!
Thank you Marcia Rodriquez and Douglas Howe for donating the accommodation expense!
Thank you Joan Townsend for donating the piano tuning!
Rich Perry (US) - Tenor Saxophone, Glenn Zaleski (US) - Piano, Alex Goodman (CA) - Guitar, Johannes Felscher (DE) - Bass,
Mareike Wiening (DE) - Drums&Composition
Mareike Wiening’s background, both musical and personal is made up of the cultures of Germany, Norway, Denmark and the US. Her original compositions are influenced by diversity and she is recognized for her virtuously elegant way of playing the drums.
With Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Alex Goodman on guitar and Johannes Felscher on bass, Wiening leads a band of extraordinary musicians. Together they merge into one unit and don’t hesitate to take spontaneous musical risks. Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening’s six year residence in New York. The music tells the daily battle of surviving as a female jazz musician, while commuting back and forth between Europe and the US.
Recorded in June 2018, the session was surrounded by great emotions because Metropolis Paradise happens to be the very last album recorded at legendary Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn. Though the name still exists, the original building closed its doors when founders Nancy and Mike Marciano retired the day after this recording.
Wiening’s compositions are emotional, rhythmical and most importantly, always lyrical. It is obvious that a drummer is acting both as a leader and a composer. Note values are divided, delayed or anticipated and captivating rhythms and engaging bass lines create tension and give the music its unique voice. The musical dialogue between soloist and accompanist is creates a constant giving and taking and unexpected musical surprises arise through spontaneity. The outcome is an extraordinary program “with a planar modulating language and a propulsive drift. The music is part chamber jazz, part big-boned rock percussion, part free improvisation.” (Giovanni Russonello- The New York Times)
Wiening studied Jazz Performance in Mannheim (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark) and, after receiving a two-year full scholarship from the German government, graduated from New York University in 2014. She’s actively been part of the New York jazz scene for the past six years and played with artists like John Zorn, Dayna Stevens, Rich Perry, Okkyung Lee, Fabian Almazan, Sasha Berliner, Florian Weber, Johannes Enders, and Jason Rigby. Her music has been performed at important venues like the Carnegie Hall, Blue Note NYC as well as in concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Canada, US, Brazil and Slovenia. Mareike has won several competitions and awards and has been playing at festivals like the Enjoy Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Fest New York, Atlanta Jazzfesitval, Burlington Jazzfest, Women in Jazz Festival, to name a few. She is endorsed by MEINL Cymbals exclusively.
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