■ 13. April 2023, 20:00 Uhr

Jazz in der Feuerwache - Konzert mit anschließender Jam-Session | Chick Corea Tribute-Konzert mit Vitaliy Kyianytsia, Daigo Nakai, Shinichi Nakajima

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Foto: privat
Foto: privat
Daigo, Foto: privat
Daigo, Foto: privat

An Evening with the Music of Chick Corea

This jazz concert series at Alte Feuerwache will present a tribute concert dedicated to Chick Corea featuring Vitalii Kyianytsia (Piano), Daigo Nakai (Bass) Shinichi Nakajima (Drums).

The trio will perform his compositions with their own interpretation and arrangement. The event will be followed by the jam session

Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (June 12, 1941 – February 9, 2021) was an American jazz composer, pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and occasional percussionist. His compositions "Spain", "500 Miles High", "La Fiesta", "Armando's Rhumba", and "Windows" are widely considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis's band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. Along with McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett, Corea is considered one of the foremost jazz pianists of the post-John Coltrane era. –Wikipedia-

Vitaliy Kyianytsia is a Ukrainian pianist and composer. He is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine as a pianist and composer. In 2017-2018 he was a member of International Ensemble Modern Academy (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Since 2017 he is a student of Prof. Nicolas Hodges in Stuttgart Music University (New Piano Music Department). Vitaliy Kyianytsia has received awards from the juries of several international competitions, such as the Orleans Piano Competition 2016 (Andre Boucourechliev Prize), the Masterpiece Management Composition Competition 2016 (Cologne, Germany), the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest Award 2017 (Lodz, Poland), the ACC Composition Competition (Gwangju, South Korea), the Lviv Composition Competition-2016 (Ukraine), Repertoire Pianistique Moderne Piano Competition 2018 (Paris) and the Anton Rubinstein Competition for performer-composers (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009). He participates regularly in major Ukrainian Festivals and concerts as a composer and pianist. He is one of the founders and the pianist of Sed Contra Ensemble (Kyiv, Ukraine). As a pianist he performs jazz both as a soloist and with ensembles, also playing free-jazz and experimental jazz.

Since the end of 2014, Daigo Nakai, a double/electric bassist, has based his activity in Berlin and performing throughout in Europe.
The project Here Comes A Bear recorded the first album in 2019, that is soon to be released.
Since 2021, He has joined the band Mitsune, performing modern/traditional Japanese music mixed with jazz, rock and the other world folk music, and has played in festivals and music venues in Germany.
In 2022, Nakai co-released live recording album titled Licentia Poetica, which captured free improvisation in a festival, Gdańskie Noce Jazsowe in Poland alongside Elma Kais, Knox Chandler, Klaus Kugel.
He has been invited to perform in Festivals and concerts as well as independently curated events including The Bundestag, Les Rencontres Trans Musicales, MÓZG festival etc, performing Jazz, free improvisation, Electronic music, Rock, Folk and so on.

Shinichi Nakajima studierte Musik und Schlagzeug in Osaka und Tokio und spielte in Jazzclubs ,auf Musikfestivals in Tokio und anderen Städten in Japan. 2014 ist er nach Berlin umgezogen und setzt seine Musikkarriere hauptsächlich in den Bereichen Jazz, Funk und Latin Music fort. Er ist derzeit einer der heißbegehrten Latin Jazz Drummer in Berlin.