ONLINE PERFORMANCE | SKETCHBOOK QUARTET
Enjoy an online performance of this Austrian eclectic jazz quartet and expect the unexpected.
Sketchbook Quartet is a Vienna-based post-jazz group consisting of four young musicians who share their interest in the modern creative improvised sound. They try to break through genre-borders and play a mixture of prog-rock with chamber jazz and a set of strong rhythms that shift around. The unorthodox instrumentation and elaborated compositions combined with their passion guarantee a young, fresh and vibrating sound. This performance is presented in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, D.C. and the Austrian Cultural Forum Mexico.
“When eclectic postmodern chamber jazz meets rock. Rich in detail and a charming compositional finish that leaves you yearning for the unexpected.” – Andreas Felber from Ö1/WDR 3 Jazznach
Watch their online performance on the ACFNY YouTube channel on April 1 at 2pm ET.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Leonhard Skorupa – Saxophone, Clarinet, Samples
Skorupa is an instrumentalist, composer and arranger living in Vienna and working internationally. He received a scholarship from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education Arts and Culture for his compositional work is the winner of the “European Jazz Contest” and received the 2nd prize at the “Made in New York Jazz Competition” with the ensemble “Woody Black 4”. For the period of 2018/19, the ensemble is nominated for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ music support program “New Austrian Sound of Music”. With his group “Sketchbook Quartet” (NASOM Act for 2020-23) he is the prize winner of the “Central Europe Jazz Competition” and performed with various ensembles internationally.
Andi Tausch – Guitar
The Vienna-based musician (who first studied in Basel under Wolfgang Muthspiel) earned his laurels in various groups and ensembles as a sideman. And now the apprentice steps out, he has become a guitar player of note and has made it his task to reinterpret a wide field of music from traditional concepts into something “other”, and in the process has become one of the key players in the younger generation of European jazz musicians.
Daniel Moser – Bass Clarinet, FX
Daniel Moser is a Vienna- based multi-instrumentalist, composer and teacher. He is a frequent guest on international Jazz- and Folk music Festivals and since 2018 he participates the music support program “New Austrian Sound of Music” hosted by the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Daniel is the winner of the “European Jazz Contest” and received the 2nd prize at the “Made in New York Jazz Competition” (both with the ensemble “Woody Black 4”), and he is the prize winner of the “Central Europe Jazz Competition” (with Sketchbook Quartet). His touring activity comprises performances in over 30 countries all over the world.
Konstantin Kräutler – Drums
Konstantin is a Vienna-based player who collaborates internationally.
After graduation in Vienna, Konstantin was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he continued his studies, connected with musicians from all over the globe and studied with teachers like Hal Crook, Alain Mallett or Jon Hazilla. Back in Austria, Konstantin was awarded a scholarship by the Jam Music Lab Private University to partake in an Artistic Research – Master’s program in the course of composition where he studied with Paul Urbanek and Richard Graf.
Being a demanded musician for both live and Studiosituations brought him to play at Venues and Festivals like the Bimhuis Amsterdam, Soppho Jazzclub Taipei, Vortex Jazzclub London, Taichung Jazzfestival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden or Konzerthaus Vienna and record in studios like Monochrome in Poland, Bluescore Studio in Milan, Pavarotti Music Center in Mostar or the ORF Radiukulturhaus in Vienna.
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