Roelofs, Carniaux en Bob Moses
"Opportunity for Unity" are legendary drummer Rakalam Bob Moses (USA), trumpet player Ryan Carniaux (USA / DE) and pianist Mike Roelofs (NL).
Sometimes modest, sometimes fiery, and always adventurous. Three musicians on a journey of discovery.
The music consists of own compositions, but also existing melodies that are interpreted completely freely each and every concert.
Rakalam Bob Moses is a living legend. As a teenager he played in the band of Roland Kirk. Later, in 1966, he formed "The Free Spirits" with guitarist Larry Coryell. In the late sixties he played in Gary Burton's group. He still makes records under his own name, of which "Bittersweet in the Ozone" (1975) may have become the best known. He also plays on famous albums, including Pat Metheny's ‘Bright Size Life’. Also on a trio album with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and Moses. Moses is also a gifted and inspiring teacher. He wrote the book "Drum Wisdom" and currently teaches at the "New England Conservatory" in Boston.
Ryan Carniaux is an inventive jazz trumpet player living in Cologne, born in New York. He studied jazz trumpet in the 90s at the Berklee College of music. He has been touring a lot in Europe in recent years, often with TTT (including Manfred Schoof, Wolfgang Lackerschmidt and Gerd Dudek). Ryan has been leading his own bands since 2001, recording three albums. From 2015 Ryan is affiliated with the Folkwang University in Essen, where he teaches jazz trumpet.
Mike Roelofs is a multi-award winning, multi-faceted musician, engaged in the constant journey of discovery of his individuality. Instead of thinking in boxes, he would rather embrace the unknown. His style is characterized as inventive with a hint of avant-garde, where, depending on the setting, he likes to look for unconventional ways of playing to tell his story. Mike leads his own trio in the Netherlands but is active throughout Europe with ao Nicolas Simion and Tiltan and Cargo Mas. Mike received several prizes including the prize for best composition DJC 2008 during the North Sea Jazz festival, the Annie M.G. Schmidt prize for best theater song 2013 and the Jerry van Rooyen award.
Doors 20.00 Start concert 20.30