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Some cool dates in FEB & MAR! 

 

After a couple of months of not being very active in terms of concerts, February and March are going to be a couple of intense months in terms of quantity and diversity (and quality, why not?!).

February starts with the visit of my dear friend Asier Ardaiz, the virtuoso trumpet player from Navarre with whom I was lucky to share studios in Graz and in whose album HERE (2023) I was lucky to participate. We will be playing with a 4tet assembled for the occasion (Max Kreuzer on double bass and Lukas Kleemair on drums) on February 7th at Miles Jazz Bar, besides giving us the pleasure of playing a private duo concert the day before.
Speaking of duos and private concerts, I will be playing on February 16th with Max Kreuzer. Duoing with double bass is probably one of my favorite formats and it's been a long time since I've done it live, so it's really a date I'm looking forward to.

The last week of February is expected to be a busy one: on Wednesday 28th I will again accompany Eva Argentina, as I did in November, at Cafe Kaiserfeld and with Nina Angammana on percussion. A little bit of Argentine music to go back to the roots.
And on Friday March 1st we play at MORI (an excellent venue for acoustic music, come check it!) with a trio also formed for the occasion: Kaan Karadavut on flugelhorn and Max Kreuzer on double bass. With Kaan we have been playing a lot in the last two years and with Max we will meet for the 3rd time in the same month. We will be playing original compositions by the 3 of us, as well as some Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell and Carla Bley stuff. It has all the makings of a nice date, so it's one of my recommendations for the month!.

A couple of weeks off and then the two main courses I have been working on for a couple of months:

Wednesday, March 20 at Unicorn I'll be performing a new trio that I'm not used to, with Manca Noč on clarinet and Siul Prado on Cello. It's going to be a short showcase where we will play a couple of original compositions and arrangements I made especially for this formation. Other groups will also be playing, so it's a nice date to have a good evening.

And on Tuesday March 27th something I've been working on for a couple of years: we will record live in Stockwerk (an emblematic place for jazz in Graz and Europe) some songs with my 11tet. I'm already looking forward to show some of the material we've been working on for a long time.

I will be posting about each of these dates with more precise information about directions and times, and I hope to see some familiar faces during all these concerts!

NEW BEGINNINGS IS FINALLY OUT! 

NEW BEGINNINGS IS FINALLY OUT!

After a long waiting, I am very happy to show my 2nd album NEW BEGINNINGS to everybody!
As said in previous posts, the album is released by the american label Ears and Eyes Records and is gonna be available for purchase both physical and digital.

 

For physical (except Europe and Argentina) and digital purchases you should check my Bandcamp:

For physical copies within Europe and Argentina, you can buy directly through the store in my site or you can easily contact me.

 

New Beginnings - Martin Iaies 4 feat. Julian Argüelles

1. Pascanas #5
2. Castelar
3. Zamba para Fio
4. Graz
5. Pascanas #1
6. El Mineirazo
7. 21/9
8. PM

Martin Iaies - Electric Guitar
Julian Argüelles - Tenor (4,5,6,7) & Soprano (2,3) Saxophones
Miloš Čolović - Double Bass
Andreas Reisenhofer - Drums

All the tunes written by Martin Iaies

The album will be released by Ears and Eyes Records ( www.earsandeyesrecords.com) on October 27th and will be available for purchase -both physical and digital- from the same date at my website ( www.martiniaies.com ), my bandcamp ( martiniaies.bandcamp.com ) and the label´s Bandcamp ( earsandeyesrecords.bandcamp.com )

Recorded in May 2022 at KUG Studio (Graz, Austria). Mixed and mastered at IDEO Studio (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Recording Engineer: Fabian Spörlein.
Mixing by Mariano Miguez.
Mastering by Pablo Lopez Ruiz & Mariano Miguez.

Photo: Simon Reithofer ( www.reithofer-media.com )
Artwork: Matías Samaniego ( www.instagram.com/cavilarph )

 

 

NEW BEGINNINGS coming soon! 

Only 3 weeks to the release of my 2nd album NEW BEGINNINGS!

The album will be available for purchase -both physical and digital- from October 27th through my website  www.martiniaies.com/store for Europe and through bandcamp -both mine and Ears and Eyes Records one-.

 

 

The band was killing: Julian Argüelles in Tenor and Soprano Saxophones; Miloš Čolović in Double Bass; and Andreas Reisenhofer on Drums.

 

Here you can check the Teaser, filmed and edited by Simon Reithofer ( www.reithofer-media.com )

 

Looking forward to tell you more about it, so stay tuned in the next days!

 

New video! 

Some weeks ago I posted about the concert we did in the OH-KUG Jazz Fest on May 24th, opening for Jure Pukl´s Quartet.

The first video of that night is out in my Youtube Channel!

 

Martin Iaies 4 - “Zamba para Fio” (M. Iaies)

Kaan Karadavut - Flugelhorn
Tobias Melcher - Doublebass
Elias Pivec - Drums
Martin Iaies - Electric Guitar / Composition

Video: Matthias Kessler (Kessler Records)
Sound: Leon Merkel

 

New Album, NEW BEGINNINGS! 

I am very happy to announce that my second album NEW BEGINNINGS will be released on October 27th.

It is an album that we recorded in May 2022 with my trio formed by Miloš Čolović on double bass and Andreas Reisenhofer on drums, and joined by the great Julian Argüelles on tenor and soprano saxophones.

The album, which consists of 8 original compositions, will be released by the prestigious American label Ears and Eyes Records.

I will be announcing news soon. Stay tuned!

 

Photo: Simon Reithofer (www.reithofer-media.com)

 

OH-KUG Jazz Festival 

Last Thursday, May 25th, the possibility of being part of the 1st jazz festival organized by OH-KUG came up at the last minute.

The program was quite varied (solo sets, duo, trio) and had a luxury closing by Jure Pukl playing with his quartet. 

I played for this occasion with my quartet formed by Kaan Karadavut on flugelhorn, Tobias Melcher on double bass and Elias Pivec on drums.
Kaan has been part of my projects for the last time and with Tobi we had played in my first concerts in Austria in 2019, before he traveled to Switzerland to do his master and study with Larry Grenadier. And it was the first time I shared the stage with Elias Pivec, with whom I will surely play often in the future.

 

 

Conducting KUG Jazz Orchestra 

Last week I had the pleasure of conducting the KUG Jazz Orchestra again.

I had already done it in 2022 but this time it was an original composition of mine, "In an unknown mood", a piece I wrote inspired by the idea of expatriation and all the good and bad that it implies.

 

 

MARTIN IAIES 10tet! 

Last Tuesday, March 28th, I had the pleasure and happiness of presenting live my new project, the Martin Iaies 10tet.

Like everyone, the pandemic and its restrictions made me change a lot. In the strictly musical aspect, the fact of not being able to play with people for a long time made me focus on composition. I always composed, long before even playing jazz, but always thinking that those compositions were to be played as soon as possible.
During the pandemic I was lucky enough to study online with Johannes Berauer, a tremendous Austrian composer and teacher. And during the continuity of the classes, Johannes was motivating me to write for larger ensembles than I was used to play, and even in formats where perhaps there was no guitar. In other words, to write music that I was not going to play, or at least not in the medium term.

The work done with Johannes I continued over the last year and a half with Ed Partyka, another incredible teacher, musician, composer and conductor. And last 28th I was able to premiere this group playing a set of 7 compositions combining original compositions and arrangements of Argentine standards and folk music.

 

The group is completed by:
Jonathan Herrgesell: alto and soprano saxophones and clarinet.
Klara Lavriša: alto and soprano saxophones and clarinet
Tobias Hoffmann: tenor saxophone and clarinet
Miloš Kostár: baritone saxophone and bass clarinet
Kaan Karadavut: trumpet and flugelhorn
Matthias Bernsteiner: trombone
Thomas Quendler: piano
Jernej Vindšnurer: double bass
Andreas Reisenhofer: drums

 

 

MARTIN IAIES 4 @ Miles Jazz Bar 

Next Wednesday, December 7 we will be playing at Miles Jazz Bar with my 4tet: Jonathan Herrgesell on alto and soprano saxophones, Miloš Čolović on double bass and Andreas Reisenhofer on drums.

It will be the first concert of the group in several months, and maybe the last for another several months, already thinking about the presentation of the album we recorded in May and will be released next fall.

I hope you can come along, the band is on fire!