We are looking forward to seeing you over the next few weeks in Belgium, Spain, Austria, and Germany. Here’s our dates:
11 Liege, Belgium – Theatre de Liege
13 Madrid, Spain – Cafe Berlin
14 Barcelona, Spain – Jamboree Jazz Festival 8/10pm
16 Sevilla, Spain – Teatro de Lope de Vega
18 Innsbruck, Austria – Triebhaus
20 Bonn, Germany – Jazzfest Bonn, Haus der Geschichte
Be sure to say hi!!
Bandit65 (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Motzer, Gintas Janusonis) rocked Scandinavia last week with packed and soldout shows in Helsinki, Stockholm, Gøteborg, and two nights in Copenhagen! Yes we did! Bravo!! We all had such a blast on this tour! In Helsinki we had the added pleasure and honour to play with trumpeter Tim Hagans!
Two days of working on the Bandit65 Archives at 1k studios in Philadlephia. Gintas and I listened to multitrack recordings of our sublime Vermont concert and the interstellar masterpiece that was the Porgy and Bess concert from Vienna, Austria. We expect at this point to pull some material from each of these shows for the upcoming album, as well as the Berlin XJazz Festival concert. We are finding astounding music here.
Our Boston/Cambridge performance at Regatta Bar didn’t get recorded by us, but we are reaching out to anyone that may have a recording or video to be in touch with us. Contact Tim at email@example.com
The Bandit 65 2016 Tour is a wrap! We’ve played 20 concerts and festivals since May all around the world. Over the last two weekends we had amazing nights in Cambridge, Philadelphia, Montreal, Brattleboro VT, and Los Angeles! Thanks to everyone who came to our shows! We had a nice time meeting and talking to everybody. Now we continue to sort through our recordings and will work towards completing a new album culled from our live concerts! more to come!
The Bandit 65 Summer Tour (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Motzer, Gintas Janusonis) concluded last evening in epic style at the Lagarina Jazz Festival in the beautiful Trento region of Northern Italy, surrounded by an infinity of vineyards and gorgeous mountain landscapes at the foothills of the Italian Alps. This band is telepathic! The music never fails to astound us every time we play, even if we think we played a difficult show, the recordings prove us wrong—a totally profound experience. Audiences have been extremely receptive, happy and vibrated by our music.
Lagarina Jazz Fest was our 5th Festival concert in Italy and, including Spain, our 8th concert over all. Since May, Bandit 65 played 14 concerts throughout Europe with most recorded for release on Heartcore in 2017.
Backtracking, in Italy we played Rome (Casa del Jazz), Firenze (Plazzia di Michaelangelo), Calabria in the mountains in Rosanno at Chiostro di San Bernhardino for the Peperincino Jazz Festival. A few days off for mozzarella and wonderful food in Reggio di Calabria (Once known as Saturnia many centuries ago), and the amazing beach and seafood (best EVER!) at Scilla. The final concerts were the Viggiano Jazz Festival high in the mountains of Potenza, and, the Lagarina Jazz Festival—after a 3.5 hour 150km/hr van speeding to Rome followed by a 2.5 hr train to Trento in the North Italia. Whew! Trento’s beautiful surroundings are beyond words and were a perfect setting for our last show of a truly magnificent tour! Bravo! Many thanks, gratitude, and love to Kurt and Gintas; new friends Toti, Alessio, Felipe, Marina, Katherin, Giuseppe, Marco, Chevi and the many crew and sound folks who made everything so special for us. This band and tour has truly been one of the most remarkable musical experiences I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. We travelled the spaceways!! We worked hard, kicked ass, played epic concerts, and enjoyed all the cool folks, amazing travel, wonderful food and wine that Spain & Italy offered us. I’ll be reflecting on this tour for sometime and looking forward to the next ones!! Next stop Berlin. (TM)