Austrian Jazz Performance - Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik
Internationally acclaimed jazz duo of Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik will bring swinging jazz to the Skyline Lounge in a free show. Michaela Rabitsch is a singer and Austria's only female top jazz trumpet player and her ingenious partner - guitarist Robert Pawlik are delighting equally press and audience with their crossover repertoire of jazz, pop and latin. "Just the two of us" is the title of their current duo release and it happens to be one of the pop-songs, which harmonically combine the self-written material of the duo with jazz- and latin-standards into a refined performance concept. Robert Pawlik's guitar is equally able to create a crystal-clear frame full of feeling for the expressive voice and the sensitive trumpet playing of Michaela Rabitsch and to be the virtuoso replacement for the groove of a full rhythm section. Especially their original, atmospheric compositions give them a unique, charming profile. The entire repertoire features sophisticated melodics seasoned with a touch of blues. Vienna's simpatico first couple of jazz (Hannes Höttl, Wohin-in-Wien) sets new benchmarks in unplugged duo playing and impresses with touching and catchy songs.
This event is free and open to the public, thank to generous support by the Austrian Consulate of Chicago.
This event is Friday June 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Full bar and snacks available for purchase.
MB Financial Bank at Western & Gunnison is generously donating parking for this event.
DANK Haus is located block from the Western Brown Line stop.
This program is partially supported by a City Arts Program III Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and Air Berlin, now with nonstop flights from Chicago to Berlin.
About the Artists:
Michaela Rabitsch studied jazz-trumpet at the Bruckner-conservatory Linz (Austria) with Peter Tuscher and Ingrid Jensen.
Born and grown up in Upper Austria. Classical violin lessons at the age of 7; moved to Vienna with 14 to attend Musikgymnasium and studied violin at conservatory of Vienna; completed with university-entrance diploma. Later on change to trumpet and studies for jazz- and popular music at the Bruckner conservatory Linz (now Anton Bruckner private University) with Ingrid Jensen, Peter Tuscher and classical trumpet with Fritz Handlbauer. Plays and played with bands like: two of a kind, Hypersax, stage music at Burgtheater Wien, Just for funk, Ladybirds, MBB, Blechvögel, Michaela Rabitsch Quartett feat. Lukas Zimmer, Robert Pawlik Quartet, Sophisticated Ladies, Theater des Kindes Linz, Damen der Gesellschaft, Con Moto, various Big Bands. In the last years she focuses especially on her own compositions played together in quartet or duo with Robert Pawlik.
"A modern day female Chet Baker" (Kyle O' Brien, Jazzscene)
Robert Pawlik:studied jazz-guitar at the conservatory of Vienna (Austria) and the American Institute of Music with Les Wise, Karl Ratzer, Peter Legat and Claus Spechtl. Born and grown up in Vienna, piano lessons at the age of 7. With 12 years he changed to guitar and after receiving his university-entrance diploma he studied jazz guitar at the conservatory of Vienna and at the American Institute of Music with Peter Legat, Claus Spechtl, Les Wise, Wayne Brasel and Karl Ratzer. Performances with bands of all styles: two of a kind, Al Fats Edwards, Andy Lee Lang, Respect, The Blues Punch, The Giant Tones, Fatal, Funky Stew, JJCapone, The Original Brothers, Jazz Terminators, Patty Miller, Robert Pawlik Quartett, Five in Love with Betty, Broadway Big Band, Musical Time Out with Marianne Mendt and Alfons Haider, Nacht der Amateure Show, the shows That's Entertainment and Viva Las Vegas with Andy Lee Lang, Loui Austin, Three Girl Madhouse, The Jive Giants and Doretha Carter.
In the last years he focuses especially on his own music played together in quartet or duo with Michaela Rabitsch.
"Incredible fluid guitar playing" (Don W. Seven, LMNOP Magazine).
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
4740 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|