ANNA LEMAN QUARTETT ("Jazzin' the Night Club")

Night Club

Tue. 13.12. | 09:00 PM until
Tue. 13.12. | 11:30 PM  

Anna Leman - vocals

Josef Reßle - piano

Thomas Stabenow - bass

Mathias Gmelin - drums


With a lot of improvisational joy and inventiveness, the Anna Leman Quartet jams its way virtuously and passionately through a very varied programme. Jazz classics, chansons and the singer's own compositions are interpreted in an exciting way, leaving plenty of room for new colours. The musicians give themselves plenty of room to shape the song and develop solos. Anna Leman and her band shine through their personality and musical ability.

Anna Leman has been delighting audiences internationally for years with her expressive voice and strong stage presence. Whether jazz classics or chanson, with great passion, carried by musical virtuosity, the Munich native gives every song an unmistakable note. After training as a make-up artist at the Bavarian State Opera, she first devoted herself to her classical vocal training and then studied jazz singing with Janet Tylor, among others. This was followed by her first own compositions and meanwhile 4 published albums, with musicians such as Roberto di Goia, Thomas Stabenow, Johannes Enders, Martin Scales, Chris Gall, Josef Reßle and Chris Lachotta.

Leman's music moves smoothly between different genres. Jazz, pop and classical elements flow naturally into each other and offer space for versatile sounds and moods. " of the most interesting jazz voices. (SZ,Hochkeppel) She is tangible, vulnerable, she is close to the skin. Emotionally deep, perfectly crafted.(Andreas Falckinger, freelance journalist).

Josef Reßle was awarded the "BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award" in 2016 and is one of the outstanding musicians on the Munich scene. Reßle is known for his spontaneity and joy of discovery, living in the here and now, yet always grounded and rooted in the tradition of the great masters of the field. His programme is also shaped according to this credo: original compositions, which convince with seductively catchy melodies and harmonic finesse, mix with classics of the jazz repertoire. It goes without saying that even with the well-known songs - here and there the musician's love of well-made pop music shines through in his choice of pieces - he by no means falls back on often-heard versions.

Thomas Stabenow studied at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart from 1975 to 1980 with Prof. Ulrich Lau. Concerts and recordings with Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse, Clifford Jordan, Sal Nistico, Jimmy Cobb, Mel Lewis, Kenny Wheeler, Cedar Walton, Lewis Nash3 LPs, 32 CDs on his own label "Bassic Sound "1986-98 Member of the Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass. Recordings and concerts with Stan Getz, Eartha Kitt, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Charlie Mariano, David Friedman, Dianne Reeves. In various big bands collaboration with Bill Holman, Rob McConnell, Jerry van Rooyen, Paul Kuhn, Jens Winther, Benny Golson, Bert Joris, Michael Mantler. 1986 Jazz Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg since 1996 Professor at the Musikhochschule Mannheim 1999 Förderpreis für Musik der Stadt München.

Matthias Gmelin began playing the drums at the age of nine. His first teacher was Hermann Roth, with whom he stayed for five years. After that he took lessons with Rick Hollander, Falk Willis, Wolfgang Haffner, Keith Copeland, Michael Keul and Cloy Petersen. From 1995 to 1999 he was a member of the Bavarian Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany. In 2000 he went to New York City to study at the New School Jazz and Contemporary MusicProgram. His teachers there included: Joe Chambers, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart, Ralph Peterson, Charles Tolliver and John Riley. Over the years he has performed with Peter O`Mara, Johannes Enders, Johannes Faber, Marc Abrams, Bireli Lagrene, Ed Schuller, Miles Griffith, Jean Marie Machado, Henning Sieverts, the NDR Big Band, Joe Chambers, Cecil McBee and many more.

DOORS: 08.00 p.m. / SHOW: 09.00 p.m. / TICKETS: € 15,00 (evening sale at the door)