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Bolero Berlin

Martin Stegner (Viola) –
Manfred Preis (clarinets, saxophone) –
Raphael Haeger (piano) –
Esko Laine (doublebass) –

Helmut Nieberle (guitar, ukulele) –
Topo Gioia (Percussion)

It began as an experiment and ended in triumph when the band played their first concerts in front of 2000 enthusiastic listeners in April 2008.
Bolero Berlin, a formation of soloists of The Berliner Philharmoniker plus some internationally outstanding jazz musicians, have devoted themselves to a profound passion, the music of South America. The six artists give an interpretation of Mexican and Cuban bolero, danzón and tango in a very special instrumentation. They play the music of their heart in a powerful and expressive way without setting aside typical elements from jazz and improvisation.
The result is a dazzling display of creativity and rhythm, powerfully enthusiastic and amazingly tender at the same time. The way they perform their tangos and bossa novas they prove that music is able to do magic.

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