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Joerg Leichtfried

jazz pianist, composer

lecturer for piano at the Jazz Department of Prayner Conservatory, Vienna

guest lecturer at Franz Schubert Conservatory Vienna, SET Vienna, Vienna Conservatory

Master of Arts 2009 (with distinction) in Jazz piano at Konservatorium Wien University with Prof. Oliver Kent scholarship 2012 (BMUKK), work stay in New York

commissioned piece for Lower Austria (art grant) 2017

record production: “Rooms” Duo Bertl Mayer / Jörg Leichtfried, Magicians, Sounds And Other Beauties” Jörg Leichtfried Trio

national and international concerts (selection): ACFNY (New York), Somethin' Jazz Club (New York), Dresden Jazzfestival (Germany), Harlem Jazz Club Barcelona (Spain), Porgy & Bess Vienna, Birdland Vienna, Cultural Forum Theran (Iran), Lublin Jazz Festival (Poland), Kraljevo Jazz Festival (Serbia), Jazz Festival Lungau (Salzburg), International Jazz Piano Festival Kalisz (Poland), ÖKF Warschau (Poland), Ermitage Garden Jazz Festival Moscow, Philharmonic Hall Belgorod (Russia), Odessa Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Vinnitsa Jazz Festival (Ukraine)

..he, with his trio, Andreas Waelti playing the bass and Klemens Marktl on the drums, is appearing calm and as an accentuated improvisor. Modest and relaxed he is sparkling through a harmonic landscape and yet is moving melodiously agile within the genuine mainstream tradition. ..he seems interested in subtle overtones, is allowing them to breath amply and gives sufficient time for athmospheres to unfold. Those qualities can also be enjoyed while listening to his/their CDs: Magicians, Sounds and Other Beauties DER STANDARD Ljubisa Tosic

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