Jazz Concert with Timo Vollbrecht & Band

Jazz Concert with Timo Vollbrecht & Band

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Hanoi: Fri 22 Jan 2016, 8 pm
Youth Theatre Goethe Institut

HCMC: Sat 23 Jan 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music

From Goethe Institut:

UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming demand, the concert will take place in the Youth Theatre Hanoi. Previously acquired tickets remain valid. Additional tickets will be issued on Wednesday, January 20th, at 3pm at the Goethe-Institut.

The Goethe-Institut presents the Southeast Asia tour of acclaimed jazz musician Timo Vollbrecht and his band FLY MAGIC. After the opening event in Hanoi, the musicians and their refreshingly different style of music will travel further to HCMC, Phnom Penh and Bangkok. The distinct and warm sound of band leader Timo Vollbrecht’s saxophone is inspired by the music scenes of Berlin and New York – the cities between which he commutes. Every song creates a new universe for itself – jazz elements merge with post rock, minimalism, new music and contemporary song culture.

FLY MAGIC consists of Timo Vollbrecht (saxophone), his long-time musical companion Keisuke Matsuno (guitar), Sebastian Merk (drums) and Matthias Pichler (bass). The band has been playing shows all over the world, in New York’s most famous jazz club, and at festivals in Panama, Haiti, Australia and Europe.

Jazz Concert with Timo Vollbrecht

In Hanoi, the second part of the concert will be played together with saxophonist Nguyen Bao Long and the ensemble JumpforJazz. Band leader Long initiated this music project in order to establish and promote jazz music in Vietnam. You can expect a magical mix of energy, melancholy and urban pulse!

You want to get in the mood before the event? We cordially invite you to a jam session with the musicians on the evening before the concert at Binh Minh Jazz Club, 1 Trang Tien, January 21st at around 9 p.m. We’re looking forward to see you!

Timo Vollbrecht (30) studied at the Jazz Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts, and saxophone and composition at the New York University. The young musician is considered one of the most important voices of German jazz, and has already won several prizes. Timo Vollbrecht has been performing with internationally known Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, and pop star Robbie Williams. He is also a lecturer and professor at the NYU.

Nguyen Bao Long is Vietnam‘s best-known jazz saxophonist, and has been an important influence in the Hanoi jazz scene for almost 20 years. Next to that, he also works as a music teacher, organizes jazz events and plays in renowned orchestras. In 2013, he founded the band JumpforJazz, to support aspiring jazz musicians.


Hanoi: Tickets are available at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi starting Monday, 18 January 2016, 9 AM. We do not accept reservations.

HCMC: Tickets are available at the Goethe-Institut Ho Chi Minh City starting Monday, 18 January 2016, 9 AM. Two tickets per person; we apologise for any inconvenience.

Due to the limited number of seats, we kindly ask you not to bring children younger than 12 years.

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 4 37342251
Fax: +84 4 37342254
[email protected]
HCMC Conservatory of Music
112 Nguyen Du, Dist 1, HCMC
Youth Theatre
11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hanoi


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