WOLFGANG SCHALK quartet
Wolfgang Schalk - guitar
Helen Sung - piano
Hamilton Price - bass
Marvin "Smitty" Smith - drums
A guitarist with not only impeccable chops but one who plays with deep soulfulness and feeling, Wolfgang Schalk has garnered international acclaim as a gifted guitarist and composer. Recalling the sounds of esteemed fret-board masters Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, George Benson and Pat Martino, Schalk expands on the tradition by playing dynamic music and exposes consummate skill and thoughtfulness as one of today's authentic jazz guitarists.
A native of Austria, Schalk traveled from the cities of Graz and Vienna to New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles and swings between the coasts. Leading his own bands, Schalk has recorded five CDs with all original music. He has worked with an impressive lineup of notable musicians, including 11-time Grammy award-winning Michael Brecker, Dave Kikoski, Andy McKee, Rick Margitza, Dave Carpenter, Wolfgang Puschnig, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Gene Jackson, Harry Sokal, John Beasley and Geoffrey Keezer to name a few.
"an explosively inventive guitarist and a gifted, challenging composer...every single one of them has the potential to become a jazz standard...Highly recommended." - All About Jazz
"that recall the flexibility of the 1960s Miles Davis Quintet." - Jazz Times
"world class in every sense of the term...With "Wanted", Schalk proves once again that some of the strongest and exciting voices in jazz guitar are coming from the other side of the Atlantic." - Just Jazz Guitar
"With his soulful playing, Schalk is easily one of Europe's best guitarists." - Die Presse
"one of the best jazz guitarists on the US scene...Heartily recommended, and I've been playing jazz on the radio for 30 years." - John Motavalli WPKN Radio, CT
With the support of the Austrian Consulate General Los Angeles
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
los Angeles, CA 90027
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