The JazzTap Quartet / Vienna

Gina Schwarz bass
Thomas Berghammer trumpet
Kenji Herbert guitar
Thomas Marek tap  & drums


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Thomas Marek's JazzTap Quartet (Vienna)

In their concert performance, trumpeter Thomas Berghammer, bassist Gina Schwarz, guitarist Kenji Herbert and tap dancer/drummer Thomas Marek shift the boundaries of jazz and tap dance. They depart from classical song structures and venture into musical and dance improvisation. 
Traditional musical constants such as timing, melody and form are broken up and brought together like kaleidoscopes to create flowing new motifs.

Thomas Marek's dynamic tap improvisations develop their own 

musical percussive language that uses the whole body as a musical instrument. Together with the powerful, avant-garde playing of Schwarz, Berghammer and Herbert, this creates an immersive concert experience that draws on the interaction between the musicians on stage.

Thomas Berghammer trumpet
Gina Schwarz double bass
Kenji Herbert guitar
Thomas Marek tap dance / drums