Franziskus loves cooking!
Today's menu: delicious carrot soup spiced up by a Woody Shaw melody, grandma´s freshest coriander and a minimalistic flavour of Arvo Pärt. Rounded with traditional jazz pepper and a home made sound blend!
Slowly heated up by the broad and wooden sound of a string quartet, thickened by the energy of bluesy horns and brought to the boil by a burning brasilian rhythm section - served with a sweet and creamy voice on top!
Et voila! Bon appétit!
Simon Kintopp founded Franziskus in December 2015. Since then the ensemble strives to overcome musical limits to abolish the separation of through-composed, classical music and improvised, rhythmical jazz.
The music is a floating transition of styles: A composition of John Dowland melts with another one of Charles Mingus, Arvo Pärt is dancing on a waltz of Woody Shaw and the compositions and arrangements of Simon Kintopp are influenced by artists like Vince Mendoza, Avishai Cohen, Leo Tolstoj, Dimitrij Shostakowitsch, Kenny Wheeler, the surrealists - as well as by a cook like Jamie Oliver
Because Franziskus is a big cooking: The strings are far more then a decorative sound background, the bass is not just accompanying and the singer not always got the melody – in the compositions the instruments merge together to a equivalent collective.
Despite the size, the music of the ensemble stays transparent and it´s entertaining without loosing its high artistic standart. Melodic, acoustic and manual music – for an audience with aesthetical expectations and an ear for details.
Franziskus combines the subtle sincerity of classical music and the rooted exuberance of jazz.
After playing already a couple of concerts, f.e. at the „Jazzwerkstatt Graz Shortcuts Festival“ (November 2016), the „Ö1 / WDR3 Jazznacht“ (Dezember 2016), a „Spring Tour 2017“ with concerts in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, Villach and Maribor (SLO) and at the „Jazzwerkstatt Graz Festival Vol.12“ (April 2018), the ensemble released its debut album some sang a song on the 15th of October 2018 with the label Session Work Records (Vienna).
We´re honored to perform for the closing celebration of the exhibition “Licht An!” in t...17 November @ 17:00 - 19:30
we´ll present our arrangement of John Dowland´s Come Again! in a special and unusual co...7 March @ 19:30 - 22:00 at KUG Mumuth, Graz
we´ll present our arrangement of John Dowland´s Come Again! in a special and unusual co...6 March @ 19:30 - 22:00 at KUG Mumuth, Graz
The Career Service Center of KUG is celebrating its 10-years anniversary – we are honored and ...1 March @ 14:30 - 15:00 at KUG Mumuth, Graz
playing the music of our debut album some sang a song , as well as new compositions in the...04/12/2018 @ 19:00 - 22:00 at Minoritska Cerkev
we are happy to play in the wonderful and cozy italian restaurant Capperi!01/12/2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30 at Capperi
- 17/05/2018 at Tube’s, Graz
- 06/03/2018 at WIST, Graz
- 02/09/2017 at Salon, Maribor (SLO)
- 29/08/2017 - 01/09/2017 at Kulturni Dom, Lendava (SLO)
- 29/04/2017 at Die Brücke, Graz
- 21/04/2017 at Kulturhofkeller, Villach
- 20/04/2017 at RAJ, Klagenfurt
- 19/04/2017 at Cafe 7Stern, Wien
- 13/04/2017 at Kulturhalle, Mureck
- 22/03/2017 at WIST, Graz
- 02/03/2017 at ZWE, Vienna
- 03/12/2016 at WIST, Graz
- 17/11/2016 at Stockwerk, Graz
- 02/11/2016 at WIST, Graz
- 28/06/2016 at WIST, Graz
- 23/05/2016 at WIST, Graz