[trio photo by Alena Nikolayevich]

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Ken
Vandermark - saxophones, clarinets
Mark Tokar - double bass
Klaus
Kugel - drums

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next concerts 2018
[February 23rd, OdNowa Jazz Festival, Torun (PL) and tour until March 1st 2018]
[October 26th until November 4th 2018]

listen to the trio live in 2016 [track_1] [track_2]
brand new cd on NotTwo Records
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concerts 2016

December-11, Lviv, Philarmonic Hall, festival „JazzBez“ (UA)
December-12, Kracow, Alchemia (PL)
&
April-29, Lublin, Centre for Culture (PL)
April-30, Wroclaw, festival „Jazz Nad Odra“ (PL)
May-01, Gdynia, Club Cyganeria (PL)
May-03, Vienna, Martinschlössl (AT)
May-05, Krakow, Alchemia (PL)

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Multi-reedist Ken Vandermark has been investigating cutting-edge improvisational strategies within a vast array of musical contexts for nearly 30 years now. He’s been a vital link between the Chicago and European improvising communities. In 1999, he was awarded the MacArthur prize for music.

"
I've praised the qualities of both Kugel and Tokar before ... Both men are extremely precise instrumentalists with a shared musical vision of sculpting jazz into a more universal musical language." - Stef Gijssels, Freejazz-stef, Belgium

"
Mark Tokar is a key figure in the ukrainian jazz scene" - allaboutjazz.com, USA
"
Tokar's larger-than-life tone and impeccable intonation is front-and-center ... " - John Vincent Barron, Jazzreview.com, USA

"
Percussionist Klaus Kugel is a commanding force behind the drum set." - John Barron, Jazzreview.com, USA
"
These three discs... show Kugel as a drummer whose nearly boundless energy and imagination cannot be confined by neat categories." - Ed Hazel, Signal To Noise, USA

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http://kenvandermark.com
http://www.marktokar.info
http://www.klauskugel.com

booking: Klaus Kugel
+49 1573 79 52 442
mail@klauskugel.com

booking in Poland
Aleksandra Trzaska: ola.trzaska@kilogram.pl

booking in Ukraine:
Mark Tokar: marktokar1@gmail.com