What they say…
The Jazz Times
Since their debut album for INFRACom! in 2002 [Re:Jazz] have built up an excellent reputation for being one of the internationally most successful jazz bands to come from Germany in the recent decade with, so far, more than 80.000 copies sold and over 80 contributions to compilations worldwide. They published five studio albums, one live album and two remix albums in the last decade.
Their second album “Point of View”, released in 2004, was highly acclaimed by the press and followed by a successful club tour and invitations to renowned jazz festival like Traumzeit, City Jazz Nights, Leverkusener Jazztage, Balaton Sound Festival, Jazzfest Vienna and others. Third album “Expansion”, released in 2006, presents a new side of the the band. Besides awsome reinterpretations, [Re:Jazz] released their first own compositions, fitting perfectly into the band’s style.
Their fourth album “Nipponized” was released in autumn 2008, which features re-interpretations of Japanese club-music classics besides new compositions by [Re:Jazz]. “Electified” from 2010 is the second collection of electronic interpretations of their music. Most of the titles – to date unpublished – make reference to originals from studio album “Nipponized”. Also included are interpretations of older [Re:Jazz] titles.
The self-chosen dogma of creating acoustic versions of electronic originals is abandoned on their 2012 release “Kaleidoscope” and the repertoire focuses on own compositions. Still using jazz as basic vocabulary, the Frankfurt-based project led by jazz pianist and DJ Matthias Vogt takes the liberty of extending this freedom. A further remarkable change is the new voice of [Re:Jazz], singer Mediha,, following the departure of Inga Lühning in 2011. In addition, the regular seven-man formation has been joined for the anniversary by several musical guests: the most prominent of these is undoubtedly the singer of the Brand New Heavies, the wonderful N’Dea Davenport and Berlin star trumpeter Studnitzky.