In May 2021 Nicole Johänntgen presents her first live album "Henry III" with Jon Ramm (trombone), Steven Glenn (sousaphone) and Paul Thibodeaux (drums). This is the third time the saxophonist has recorded an album with her three New Orleans musicians. "Henry III" is funky and refreshing, played simply and honestly, grooves and rumbles inspired by New Orleans jazz.
The music of Nicole Johänngten's band HENR encourages you to sing along, dance along, simply join in. But if you listen closely, you will also discover the profound, the heartbreaking side of "Henry". In songs like "Dig Deep" or "Guetnachtlied" there is a lot of space between the individual melodies, so that you fall into a twilight state, a state in which you reflect, process things that sit deep. And then it goes up again on the roller coaster ride!
Nicole Johänntgen (*1981) comes from Saarland and has lived in Zurich for 16 years, where she won the city's studio scholarship and spent half a year in New York in 2016. There she started the "Henry" project as a tribute to her father Heinrich, who used to wake her up early in the morning with the trombone in her school days.
"Nicole has something very special in her playing - a big and generous heart. An exceptional energy!"
Nicole Johänntgen - sax (Switzerland)
Marc Roos - trombone (Germany)
Steven Glenn - sousaphone (New Orleans)
Pius Baschnagel - drums (Switzerland)
Location: not yet known + Livestream
May 8th, 2021
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