The Raible/Gradischnig Quintet, featuring Steve Fishwick (trumpet), Matt Home (drums) and Giorgos Antoniou (bass), celebrates the life and work of US pianist and composer Elmo Hope, who would have turned 100 years old this year. The band has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe since 2015, paying tribute to the great American jazz pianist. This March, the band is returning to the UK for five live-shows.
13 March: Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town, London
14 March: The Watermill, Dorking
16 March: 7 Arts, Leeds
17 March: Gala, Durham
18 March: Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham
The band’s two CDs “Searchin’ For Hope” and “The Music Of Elmo Hope Vol.2”, which tackle Hope’s challenging material from the classic bebop and hard bop period of the 1950’s, have achieved high acclaim in music publications including JazzWise (UK) and Jazz Journal.
Herwig Gradischnig is based in Vienna and until 2007 was a member of the prestigious Vienna Art Orchestra. He has also appeared alongside Randy Brecker, John Swana, Benny Bailey, Conte Candoli, DuskoGoykovich, Ingrid Jensen, Vincent Herring, Wolfgang Muthspiel.
Claus Raible spent time in New York City where he formed the Claus Raible Sextet which featured Brad Leali, Mike Karn, Shawn McGloin. As a sideman he has appeared with musicians such as Ben Dixon, Manny Duran, Jimmy Lovelace, Jon Faddis, and later took master classes from pianist Dr. Barry Harris.
Trumpet player Steve Fishwick, who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1998 was born in Manchester and is widely considered to be one of the finest trumpet players ever to come from the UK and has gained a worldwide reputation thanks to his flawless technique and his beautifully flowing and harmonically rich improvisations.
He is one of a growing number of trumpet players who have been heavily influenced by the melodic approach of the late great Kenny Dorham; a figure often overlooked in the pantheon of Jazz trumpet legends.
Bass Player Giorgos Antoniou hails from Athens and now resides in Basel, Switzerland since 1994. Since then he has undertaken freelance work with some notable names of the Swiss jazz scene and a ten years association with the German pianist/composer and band-leader Joe Haider ,with whom he performed and recorded extensively. Notable associations would include playing with Ben Dixon, Albert Heath, Alvin Queen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Billy Hart, Kirk Lightsey, Hod O’ Brien.
Matt Home has played, toured and recorded with many leading UK and European musicians including Peter King, Dusko Gykovich , Alan Barnes, Stacey Kent, Cleo Laine, Brandon Allen, Anita Wardell, Claire Martin, Nigel Price and Alex Garnett. He has also performed with US musicians such as Barry Harris, Cyrus Chestnut, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Scott Hamilton, Gary Smulyan, Herb Geller, Lanny Morgan, Danny Moss, Jim Snidero and Spike Robinson.