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Ralph Towner live in Vienna

March 7, 2024 at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria

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Ralph Towner is a highly regarded American musician and composer known for his exceptional skills as a guitarist, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist. Born on March 1, 1940, in Chehalis, Washington, Towner has made significant contributions to the world of jazz and contemporary classical music throughout his illustrious career. Towner's musical journey began in the late 1960s when he joined the renowned jazz ensemble Oregon. As a founding member of the group, he played a pivotal role in shaping their unique sound, which blended elements of jazz, folk, and world music. Towner's innovative guita ... Read on


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Ralph Towner


Porgy & Bess




ECM Records


Ralph Towner in concert at Porgy & Bess on March 7, 2024

Ralph Towner, a renowned American musician and composer, is set to captivate the audience with his mesmerizing music at Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Austria on March 7, 2024. Towner's distinctive style blends elements of jazz, classical, and folk music, creating a unique and enchanting sound that has garnered him international acclaim.

As a guitarist and pianist, Ralph Towner has established himself as one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz and acoustic music. Known for his virtuosic fingerpicking technique on the guitar and delicate touch on the piano, Towner's compositions often evoke a sense of introspection and tranquility. His music showcases intricate melodies accompanied by rich harmonies, creating an immersive experience for the listener.

Towner's musical journey began in the late 1960s when he joined the iconic jazz ensemble Oregon. The group's fusion of various genres, including world music influences, pushed boundaries and paved the way for a new wave of experimental jazz. Throughout his career, Towner has collaborated with numerous esteemed musicians such as Gary Burton and Jan Garbarek, further expanding his musical horizons.

The venue hosting this highly anticipated concert is Porgy & Bess. Located in Vienna's cultural heartland, this iconic jazz club has been a prominent fixture in the city's vibrant music scene since its establishment in 1993. Named after George Gershwin's famous opera "Porgy and Bess," the venue pays homage to both traditional jazz roots and contemporary improvisation.

Porgy & Bess boasts an intimate atmosphere that allows audiences to connect deeply with the artists performing on stage. With its excellent acoustics and cozy seating arrangement, it offers an unparalleled experience for both musicians and concert-goers alike. Over the years, Porgy & Bess has hosted an array of internationally acclaimed jazz artists from all corners of the globe, solidifying its reputation as a premier jazz venue in Vienna.

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