ARMEN DONELIAN VIENNESE TRIO + Special Guest MICHAEL ERIAN
"One of the (many) positive surprises in recent years was the magnificent pianist Armen Donelian, a true New Yorker, despite his exotic eastern sounding name. He studied with, among others, Richie Beirach (in the 70's we think), and worked with Lionel Hampton, Mongo Santamaria, Billy Harper, Chet Baker, Dave Liebman and notably with Sonny Rollins. In his own trio with Eddie Gomez and Billy Hart he stressed interesting arcs between swinging jazz and the somewhat melancholy music of the Armenian Orthodox Church. In Vienna, with Uli Langthaler on bass and Mario Gonzi on drums, he has two accomplished and expert sidemen, an established, reliable and swinging rhythm team in recent 'Jazz Country' decades with countless celebrity guests - and with whom he's already cooking." - Axel Melhardt, Founder and Owner, Jazzland (2007)
ARMEN DONELIAN VIENNESE TRIO with ULI LANGTHALER and MARIO GONZI + Special Guest MICHAEL ERIAN
MARCH 4 - VÖLKERMARKT, Step, 8:30PM, Hauptplatz 15.
MARCH 7 - VIENNA, Music and Arts University, Armen Donelian Ear Training Workshops, 10:30AM (Intermediate) and 1:30PM (Advanced), Bräunerstrasse 5.
MARCH 8 - VILLACH, Kulturhofkeller, 8:30PM, Ledergasse. (pending)
MARCH 10 - VIENNA, Jazzland, 8:30PM, 29 Franz Josefs-Kai.