Omer Klein shows anything goes in Dottendorf

Time to experiment?  or time to have fun?  Top musicians in small venues seem to be a growing phenomenon.  Ian Siegal in Bad Godesberg, Sting in a Cologne church, and tonight Omer Klein in the Dottendorf Jazz Centre.  Based on Klein’s set I would suggest that the motivation is 50% fun and 50% experiment. Knowing as much about what might happen next as the man onstage certainly made for an exhilarating evening.

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The ALmighty Stacie Collins

Judging by the disappointing turnout a lot of you who witnessed Stacie Collins at past Harmonie shows will have missed this one.  I have bad news for you people – you missed the best show yet.  A teaspoonful of Country, a tablespoonful of Rock and a bucketful of Boogie.  If Stacie and her ‘ALmighty Three’ band (headed by husband Al) were disappointed at the number of faces staring back at them come eight o’clock then they certainly didn’t show it.

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Andreas Theobald Quartet

In 2017 pianist Andreas Theobald was to be heard at Bonn Main Station during the Jazztube Season.  Last November he was the support for ‘Confluence’ at the Pantheon and now he is headlining his own evening together with Argentinian Jazz singer Sabeth Perez.  A star on the rise is always worth a visit, so lets take it easy and relax before the weekend with some relaxing vibes at the Dottendorfer Jazznight.

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Rising Up Again – Dana Fuchs Is Back

Donald Trump has it all wrong.  “Nobody knows better than you guys, walls don’t fu*king work!”.  Dana Fuchs is back at The Harmonie, and as powerful a presence onstage as ever.  Anyone who might be concerned that motherhood would blunt the lady’s famous dynamism was left in no doubt that with a new son (Aidan), a new record label (her own) and a new record (‘Love Lives On’) as inspiration the lady’s live shows are as emotionally laden as ever.  On Sunday, the Dana Fuchs Church of Love & Life was open once again for business.

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Blue Notes from Thomas Kimmerle

One of my favorite discoveries at last year’s Jazztube was the trumpet playing of Cologne based Jazz trumpeter Peter Protschka.  When Thomas Kimmerle announced then that Protschka would be a part of his band at the Ortszentrum in Bonn Dottendorf there was only one place to be on Thursday night.  Outside it was cold and rainy, but inside was a hall bathed in warm light and a full house to see the Thomas Kimmerle Jazztet.

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