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

[trio photo by Alena Nikolayevich]

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concerts 2018
February-22, Gdansk, Instytut Kultury Miejskiej (PL)
February-23, Torun, OdNowa Jazz Festival (PL)
February-24, Lodz, Ciagoty i Tesknoty (PL)
October 26th until November 4th
October-26, Schorndorf,
Club Manufaktur (DE) (facebook) (ticket)
October-27, Weikersheim, Club W71 (DE)
October-30, Jena, Jazzmeile @ Café Wagner (DE)
November-03, Leer, Kulturspeicher (DE)

>> Listen to the trio: [
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cd ESCALATOR NotTwo Records

****½ review on

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ESCALATOR is listed 2 times in the TopTen of the 11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll 2017

past concerts in 2016
December-11, Lviv, Philarmonic Hall, festival „JazzBez“ (UA)
December-12, Kracow, Alchemia (PL) (cd recording)

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) (cd recording)

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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" -, USA
"Tokar's larger-than-life tone and impeccable intonation is front-and-center ... " - John Vincent Barron,, USA

"Percussionist Klaus Kugel is a commanding force behind the drum set." - John Barron,, 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


booking: Klaus Kugel
+49 1573 79 52 442

booking in Poland
Aleksandra Trzaska:

booking in Ukraine:
Mark Tokar: