Sa 18. Juli 2020

Jon Sass Solo – George Floyd and the call for justice (USA/A)

Jon Sass: tuba, electronics
special guest: John Whitfield: vocals, Fagner Wesley: fender rhodes

Wir stellen ab ca. 20h auf "Now Live" und dann öffnet sich automatisch ein Fenster, wo Sie via Vimeo kostenlos und ohne irgendeine Registrierung das Konzert miterleben können. Wenn Sie wollen, unterstützen Sie dieses Projekt über "Pay as you wish". Vielen Dank & Willkommen im virtuellen Club!

Seit dem 29. Mai dürfen wir (eingeschränkt) Publikum in den Club lassen und zwar dergestalt, dass zwischen den Sitzplätzen mindestens ein Meter Abstand gehalten wird. Wir haben nun alle möglichen Sitzplatzvarianten ausprobiert und glauben eine praktikable Lösung für knapp 90 Besucher gefunden zu haben. Rechtzeitig Karten sichern & Willkommen im Club! CH

We switch over to "Now Live" from about 20h and then a window opens automatically, where you can watch the concert free of charge and without any registration via Vimeo. If you want, you can support this project with "Pay as you wish". Thank you & welcome to the (virtual) club!

Since May 29th, we have been allowed to let (limited) audiences into the club in such a way that there is at least one meter between the seats. We have now tried out all possible seating options and believe that we have found a practical solution for almost 90 visitors. Secure tickets in time & welcome to the club!

George Floyd and the call for justice

A native of Harlem in New York City, Jon is presenting a uniquely versatile solo program with a diverse mix of music including contemporary works written for him by African American composers. The program is dedicated to George Floyd and the call for justice for African Americans. The problems with racism are global. After the world witnessed the murder of George Floyd, seeds were planted globally to move towards defeating racism.

Jon spent his youth both in the deep south and in Harlem during the civil-rights era through the end of the ’70s. He began playing professionally, simultaneously completing his university studies at the age of 17 commuting between NYC, Boston, and Vienna playing both jazz and classical music. A true one of a kind……his imitable approach and soulful sound on the tuba has given him a truly unique solo career.

Der Tausendsassa der Tuba (Jazzdimensions 2008)

Deep mystical sounds travel far and wide; Disciples with mentor build side by side; Brotherhood's fortune of unified minds; Halos merged, celebrating humankind (Lawrence Hopper)