Fabian Willmann by Finn Waldherr hits The Whale Theatre later this month

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Berlin Saxophonist Fabian Willmann finds the perfect balance between perception and memory. He is a subtle chronicler of the eternal moment, finding the right tone in order to make himself undeniably heard. 

His trio with Jeff Ballard (known for his collaborations with Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea or Mark Turner) and Arne Huber leaves no doubt that they not only know exactly where they come from, but also where the journey should go. They strip themselves down to the essentials, yet with something to say in every breath.

Doug Collette (all about jazz) called their debut album ‘Balance’ a “most auspicious start for an enterprise aiming for progressive credibility,“ and added: “This is already one of the most unassuming albums of 2022 and may end up being as one of the Best of the Year as well.“ Wolfgang Fricke (that jazz) states that „the album casually celebrates the beauty of melody and magically gets better with every listen” and Lutz Vössing (skug) doesn’t “want to accuse [Willmann] of just wanting to remind you that the saxophone is the best of all instruments”, but adds “he managed to do so nonetheless.” 

At their concert in Whale Theatre, the trio will perform songs from their newest album as well as new compositions by all band members.

Friday 26th May 2023 @ 8pm (doors 7pm). Tickets €20 and available at www.whaletheatre.ie or call the booking office on 01 2010550 to book.

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