From German jazz piano extraordinaire, Uli Lenz, the original composition by Mr. Lenz performed live in solo concert on Dec. 12, 2016 at Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin, Germany. With a fast moving, fun tempo, the music was set to pace in the video created by Flying With Red Haircrow Productions and titled, “City to Seaside.”
Uli Lenz is a well renown jazz pianist and musical ambassador from Germany, who has played around the world. In Kenya, he was called “The man who dances on the keys” due to his energetic style and superb skills, having a particularly strong left hand. Lenz is considered a brilliant technician, and has worked with such legendary musicians such as: Victor Jones on drums, Joe Chambers and Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Cecil McBee on bass, Ira Coleman and Ed Schuller, as well as artists such as Steve Grossman, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and François Jeanneau. Discography, biography and “where to buy” links are available at his website http://ulilenz.com/.
Our video “Conejitos Amarillos” with original piano composition and performance by German jazz pianist Uli Lenz has been selected for the Kids Program at the Anibar Animation Festival in Peja, Kosovo, 21-25 August 2016!
About the video:
“Conejitos Amarillos” is a short energetic piece composed and performed by German jazz pianist Uli Lenz, combined with a poem by Red Haircrow. Inspired by Lenz’s thoughts on the song’s creation and the mixture of jazz and animation in iconic Tom & Jerry cartoons, Red Haircrow created a simple but fast moving musical story of comedic gravity about the idiosyncracies of rabbits. It is part of Lenz & Haircrow, “Poetry & Piano” project, and created by Flying With Red Haircrow Productions. https://www.facebook.com/flyingwithredhaircrowproductions/
“Conejitos Amarillos” is a live recorded performance from Lenz’s solo album “Dance Mañana” available at HGBS Studios.
About Uli Lenz:
Lenz is regarded as a brilliant musical engineer with a particularly strong left hand, and an immediately recognizable style. Through his melodically complex but highly danceable style of play, while in Africa, he acquired the nickname ‘The man who dances on the keys.’
Although based in Berlin, Germany, and being a well known artist in the local jazz scene, Uli Lenz is a world traveler in the field of jazz, serving as a musical ambassador for Germany. His tours have taken him to almost every country on earth. He has played and continues to perform in various groups, bands, duos and trios with fellow artists such as François Jeanneau, Cecil McBee, Ira Coleman, Pepe Burns, Patricia Nomakosazana Dhlamini, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and more!”
Saturday evening, 25 January 2014, the 105 Lenz-Kubach-Johnson Jazz Trio will be performing at the well-known location for jazz performances, Badenscher Hof, a musik café and restaurant located in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin.
. Badensche Straße 29 / Ecke Berliner Straße
. 10715 Berlin Wilmersdorf
. 030-861 00 80 Reservierung (bitte nur telefonisch) empfohlen!
105 Lenz Kubach Johnson: Uli Lenz – piano, Kubi Kubach – doublebass, Zam Johnson – drums. Since 2007 the trio is playing around the world.
Deutsch: Seit 2007 ist das Trio. “105 Lenz Kubach Johnson” ein ein-geschworenes Team und der Erfolg gibt den drei Musikern Recht: In der Presse heißt es: “Die drei bilden ein Trio, das nicht nur aufeinander eingespielt ist und sich blind ver-steht, sondern auch noch unbändigen Spaß an der Musik hat” oder “Den drei Musikern gelang es mit ihren harmo-niegebundenen, stark rhythmischen und abwechslungs-reichen Stücken des Modern Jazz, das Publikum vom ersten bis zum letzten Augenblick zu begeistern.” Und eine weitere Zeitung spricht gar von einem Vulkanausbruch: “Ein explosives Gemisch aus Romanze und Feuerwerk, Ray Nobles “Cherokee” wird mit rasantem Tempo zu einer Art musikalischem Vulkanausbruch …” http://www.badenscher-hof.de/programm.html
For reviews of past performances: