Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Limited Edtion Vinyl and CD

October 20th, 2017

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(…) he took the stage alone to play four long improvisations of astonishing depth and maturity. There were bluesy episodes and forays into gospel, echoes of ambient rock, exploratory passages lit by quivering stacks of fourths and underwritten by dense classic harmony, and burst of frightening virtuosity. Swirling motifs went on for improbable lengths of time and never seemed to waver (Kellhuber clearly has iron technique) and the whole thing was underscored by serious good taste. There was nothing extraneous. No resort to virtuosity for virtuosity’s sake. Everything was in the service of the music and, with timely switches between line playing and chordal work, the pacing was bang on. 

– Thomas Rees, Jazzwise Magazine

 

 

“One of the most interesting young voices in European jazz”, the music magazine Concerto wrote, enthusiastically. A “daredevil”, a “magician of the keys” he was called by Jazzthing. Tagesspiegel pointed out his “strong sense of contrasts”, the British Jazzwise Magazine acknowledged “an astonishing depth and maturity” and “a perfect timing”.

Lorenz Kellhuber is considered an extraordinary instrumentalist, composer and improviser. In the Summer of 2014, he became the first German musician to receive first place in the renowned Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition from Monty Alexander. In 2016, Lorenz was nominated for the Jazz ECHO as “Newcomer of the Year”. Having released four trio records, his first solo album, “Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival”, came out in October 2017.

His countless concerts took him through Europe, to the US and to South America. He played numerous festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Basel, Getxo Jazz Festival, Alto Adige Jazz Festival, Mar Del Plata Jazz Festival and Burghausen Jazz Week. Lorenz worked with musicians such as Lee Ritenour, Charles Lloyd, Eric Harland, Al Porcino, T.S. Monk, Ed Partyka and Ack van Rooyen.

From the first note, he unfolds a unique soundscape to his audience, whether it be at his fully improvised solo concerts or as a bandleader. The merging of jazz with elements from classical music, blues, gospel and ambient rock make him an entirely contemporary artist. Combined with technical perfection and an impressive artistic maturity, there is no limit to his inventiveness.

 

  

Upcoming Shows

11 Oct 2018 LK solo Frankfurt, GER Jazzinitiative/Steinway House Jazzinitiative/Steinway House
03 Nov 2018 LK solo Hoyerswerda, GER Kulturfabrik Kulturfabrik
05 Nov 2018 LK solo / Klangmanufaktur Hamburg Regensburg, GER Degginger Degginger
14 Nov 2018 LK trio Hamburg, GER Spiegelsaal Spiegelsaal
29 Nov 2018 LK trio Aberdeen, SCO Blue Lamp Jazzclub Blue Lamp Jazzclub
30 Nov 2018 LK trio Masterclass Aberdeen, SCO University University
01 Dec 2018 LK trio Glasgow, SCO Blue Arrow Blue Arrow
02 Dec 2018 LK trio Edinburgh, SCO Whighams Jazz Club Whighams Jazz Club
07 Dec 2018 LK trio Regensburg, GER Stadttheater Stadttheater

Past Shows

14 Sep 2018 LK solo Karlsruhe, GER Kellerhalle Kellerhalle
05 Aug 2018 LK solo Rostock, GER See More Jazz Festival See More Jazz Festival
28 Jul 2018 LK trio Eichhofen, GER Brauereigasthof Brauereigasthof
17 Jul 2018 LK w/ UJO feat. Bob Mintzer & The Yellowjackets Regensburg, GER Jazzclub Leerer Beutel Jazzclub Leerer Beutel
15 Jun 2018 LK w/ UJO feat. Markus Stockhausen Regensburg, GER Audimax Audimax
27 May 2018 LK w/UJO Regensburg, GER Degginger Degginger
24 May 2018 LK solo Hamburg, GER Halle 424 Halle 424
16 May 2018 LK solo Munich, GER BR Klassik Studio 2 BR Klassik Studio 2
26 Apr 2018 LK solo & trio Berlin, GER Konzerthaus Konzerthaus
24 Apr 2018 LK trio Amberg, GER Casino Saal Casino Saal
16 Apr 2018 LK solo Masterclass Ruzomberok, SVK University Ruzomberok University Ruzomberok
22 Mar 2018 LK solo Pullach, GER Bürgerhaus Bürgerhaus
18 Mar 2018 LK Talkguest Bayern 2, GER Bayerischer Rundfunk Bayerischer Rundfunk
11 Mar 2018 Domspatzen feat. LK trio Regensburg, GER Audimax Audimax
27 Jan 2018 LK w/ Hybrid Kings Berlin, GER Father Graham Father Graham
18 Jan 2018 LK solo Hamburg, GER Klangmanufaktur Klangmanufaktur
14 Dec 2017 LK solo Berlin, GER Orania Hotel Orania Hotel
01 Dec 2017 LK solo Prague, CZE Charity Market Charity Market
16 Nov 2017 Record Release Party: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival Berlin, GER Zig Zag Jazzclub Zig Zag Jazzclub
30 Oct 2017 LK solo Regensburg, GER Dom St. Peter Dom St. Peter
16 Oct 2017 UJO feat. LK Munich, GER Unterfahrt Unterfahrt
15 Oct 2017 UJO feat. LK Regensburg, GER Degginger Degginger
14 Oct 2017 UJO feat. LK Berlin, GER Blackbird Music Studio Blackbird Music Studio
02 Oct 2017 LK solo Elmau, GER Schloss Elmau Schloss Elmau
01 Oct 2017 LK solo Elmau, GER Schloss Elmau Schloss Elmau
30 Sep 2017 LK solo Elmau, GER Schloss Elmau Schloss Elmau
29 Sep 2017 LK solo Elmau, GER Schloss Elmau Schloss Elmau
28 Sep 2017 LK solo Elmau, GER Schloss Elmau Schloss Elmau
30 Jul 2017 LK w/ UJO Regensburg, GER Audimax Audimax
23 Jul 2017 LK w/ UJO feat. Ack Van Rooyen Regensburg, GER Jazzclub Jazzclub
15 Jul 2017 LK w/ Tobias Meinhart Quartet Berlin, GER Donau 115 Donau 115
09 Jul 2017 LK solo Regensburg, GER Jazzweekend Jazzweekend
09 Jul 2017 LK w/ UJO Regensburg, GER Thon Dittmer Palais Thon Dittmer Palais
09 Jul 2017 LK trio (Arne Huber-Bass / Gabriel Hahn-Drums) Regensburg, GER Jazzweekend Jazzweekend
06 Jul 2017 LK solo Hamburg, GER Halle 424 Halle 424
10 Jun 2017 LK w/Hybrid Kings Regensburg, GER Degginger Degginger
29 May 2017 LK standard experience (Orlando Le Fleming-Bass/Obed Calvaire-Drums) Freiburg, GER Jazzkongress Jazzkongress
28 May 2017 LK standard experience (Orlando Le Fleming-Bass/Obed Calvaire-Drums) Regensburg, GER Jazzclub Jazzclub
27 May 2017 LK standard experience (Orlando Le Fleming-Bass/Obed Calvaire-Drums) Krakau, POL Piec Art Jazzclub Piec Art Jazzclub
26 May 2017 LK standard experience (Orlando Le Fleming-Bass/Obed Calvaire-Drums) Berlin, GER Zig Zag Jazzclub Zig Zag Jazzclub
Management & Booking

Clemens Müller

clemens@blackbird-music.de

Label & Publishing

Blackbird Music

info@blackbird-music.de

www.blackbird-music.de

Lorenz Kellhuber

booking@lorenzkellhuber.com

 

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