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Sunday, August 12, 2018


(Patrick Bebelaar)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will presents Bebelaar/Goloukhov/Suesse/Kroll on Wednesday (August 15, 2018).

Bebelaar/Goloukhov/Suesse/Kroll have developed a unique style of performance. In addition to interpreting their own Jazz compositions like Tango (Bebelaar) or in the Clouds (Goloukhov), they join Suesse in his “plus one“-concept. “Plus one“ stands for electronic sounds, which are added as a further element thus combining interpretation with composition. The unusual aspect of this kind of music making is, that prefixed electronic sounds take on improvisational character and merges with piano (Bebelaar) and saxophone (Rossi).

Patrick Bebelaar is a German musician and composer. He is positioned as inventive pianist between jazz and classical music. His music and compositions are a combo of free jazz and ethno jazz. Folk theme sounds as well as free improvisation contribute to his sound. His work Pantheon builds on the B-Minor Mass by J.S. Bach. In 2001, Bebelaar composed the commissioned work Point of View for the international Bachacademy Stuttgart, followed by compositions for the city of Esslingen and many more. In 2005, The South African Association for Jazz Education awarded him for his "Outstanding Service to Jazz Education".

Vladimir Goloukhov is one of the most well- known Vibraphone players of Russia. He performs classical music as well as with the Indian Sitar-Legend Ravi Shankar. Goloukhov plays worldwide such as in the US (Carnegie Hall), Spain, Germany, and Japan.

Frank Kroll (soprano sax and bass clarinet) studied with American Jazz musicians as David Liebman. He has played with Indian classical musicians Pandit Prakash and Pandit Vikhash Maharaj. Kroll was a fellow of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and the Hermann Haake Art Foundation in Stuttgart. In 2003, he was awarded the Jazz prise Baden-Württemberg. He has played and recorded with Günter Lenz, and Pierre Favre among others.

Ulrich Suesse was born in 1944. He studied music at the University of Music in Stuttgart. Thereafter he did a variety of studies in composition: with Karkoschka, Stockhausen and Ligeti in Europe; 1969 in New York with Berio (Juilliard School), Wuorinen and Tanenbaum (Manhattan School of Music). 1973 - 1976 lecturer for composition at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, responsible for the establishment of an electronic music studio, and since 1976 (1980 as professor) at the University  of Music in Stuttgart. 1998-2002 director of the Electronic Music Studio. Guest lecturer in the USA, Europe, Philippines, South Africa, Korea and Australia. He has participated in festivals for (mainly) electroacoustic music in Varadero, Cuba, Baltimore, USA. Seoul, Wrozlaw, Poland and Bourges, France, Montreal. He is now retired and lives in Cape Town.

Join Bebelaar/Goloukhov/Suesse/Kroll on August 15, 2018, at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) at the Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus

General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students). For more details, contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email