WDR JAZZPRICE for COMPOSITION 2014 won by Christina Fuchs
Concert with WDR Big Band at WDR Jazzfest in Gütersloh January 31st 2014
Christina Fuchs / NoTango 2
New CD out now!
Funded by Initiative Musik
NoTango is saxophonist/composer Christina Fuchs’ quartet. It is one of the more unusual ensembles in the Cologne jazz scene. This band proves that innovative jazz can be delicate, humorous, and lyrical. Their combination of jazz, ethnic music and modern compositions fascinates from the first beat.
15.3.13 Bonn, Beethovenhaus 25.5.13 Mainz 7.6.13 Lüneburger Jazznight
20 years of Kontrasax
Release date: 17.10.1012
JazzHausMusik (JHM 210)
This concert was initially released as a DVD and now will appear as a CD on Cologne’s JazzHausMusik label in fall of 2012.
The concert venue was the historical entrance hall of the Oberlandesgericht in Cologne. The music was composed to take advantage of the room’s 12-second-long echo. This extreme delay also presented a technical challenge for the brilliant recording engineer Reinhard Kobialka of Topaz Studios.
16.6.2013 Cologne, Artfaktory, 13.7.13 Wuppertal, Der Ort
The New York City Jazz Record 06/13
Recommended New Releases: 20 Jahre (Christina Fuchs/Romy Herzberg) KontraSax live
LAGASH new CD out now
Contemporary Music of Mesopotamia
Saad Thamir: composition, vocals, percussion
Bassem Hawar: djose (iraqi violin)
Christina Fuchs: clarinet, bass clarinet
Jarry Singla: piano
Next concerts coming up:
22.2.13 Bielefeld 10.5.13 Arabic Emirates 6.7. Bonn
Lagash invites us on an exploration that takes traditional Iraqi music into a contemporary artistic arena. There is room for new interpretation and encounters between oriental sounds and structures and western elements are a natural progression.
KontraSax and Renate Fuhrmann
“The little Prince” by St. Exupéry
The latest music-and-literature project by KontraSax and Renate Fuhrmann will be Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince.”
This novella was first published in New York in 1943, where de Saint-Exupéry’s lived in exile. The most famous work of the French aristocrat writer, poet and pioneering aviator, The Little Prince is regarded as a modern fairy-tale about friendship and humanity.
Theatre 'Der Keller'
KontraSax plays Herta Müller (with Renate Fuhrmann)
Theatre, WDR Jazzfest
WDR Radio Big Band plays compositions by C. Fuchs