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Famed band ‘Berlin Quartet’ featured in Kuwait
January 15, 2018, 5:41 pm

German composer and guitarist Sebastian Schunke with his band ‘Berlin Quartet’ performed at the Yarmouk Cultural Center on 14 January. The musical evening was organized by Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah in collaboration with the German Embassy. Berlin Quartet, comprised of Dan Freeman – sax, Diego Piñera – drums and Marcel Krömker – bass was assembled by Schunke in 2008 and has been known to play a fresh new sound that unifies the modern Berlin Jazz with elements directly influenced from African and Latin American music. The band has met with enormous success via their concerts held around the world, and has delighted a rapidly growing group of fans and admirers.

The day’s program consisted of popular hits; Oma Mutti (Sebastian Schunke - 2008), Ella (Sebastian Schunke - 2012), Caravan (Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol - 1930), Metamorphosis (Sebastian Schunke - 2011), All Blues (Miles Davis - 1959) and Mouvement (Sebastian Schunke - 2004).

Sebastian Schunke, based in Berlin, is well-known in the International Jazz scene as among the best of the young Jazz composers and pianists worldwide. He has spent 15 years performing across the world as a soloist or with his group, where he enthralls audiences with his distinct sound. 

With six international acclaimed CDs and several tours to Asia, South America, Central America, Europe and the US – Schunke has achieved a distinguished name in the Jazz community.

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