(Fabulous Austrian Trio)

Alex Machacek (guitar)
Raphael Preuschl (bass)
Herbert Pirker (drums)

Fri 14.10.2016 | 19:30
Kulturzentrum Leibnitz, Cael Rotky-Saal



Daily shuttle service, Graz – Leibnitz – Graz; fare: € 5.00
Registration required at +43 (0)3452 76506 oder office@leibnitz-kult.at.

Departs at 17:45
from Graz, Jakominiplatz, Café Stockwerk

Departs Leibnitz for Graz
15 min after the end of the concert


Alex Machacek has received praise from the highest echelons. None other than Allan Holdsworth is supposed to have asked the guitarist how he managed to achieve the fantastic sound in his new production. The highly respected magazine Guitar Player has already added Machacek, a long time Los Angeles resident, to the grand stage of international guitar heroes.

Nevertheless, the Fabulous Austrian Trio – as the three band members with their trade mark hats call themselves with reference to an English pop group – is not a guitar-heavy band in the vein of rock music.

FAT is an integrated and intuitive combo of jazz, rock, and a kind of edgy fusion which is hard to describe. However, it is proof that a power-trio and twisted, complex music with lots of architecture can co-exist. This is down to Raphael Preuschl and Herbert Pirker, who are two of the best Austrian musicians of their genres. They have created such multi-faceted as well as stable foundations for Machacek’s sounds that they could well have been inspired by the arrangements of Holdsworth, Terje Rypdal, or Frank Zappa. Sometimes they irritate the listener with an elusive groove; as soon as you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it again. Form and ensemble spirit utterly dominate the presentation of the trio – despite all their virtuosity.

The band’s name is definitely programme. Seeing them live and in colour is a frantic experience, wild and stirring and with a breathtakingly high standard among dreamy cord sequences and supersonic runs. Innovative and refreshing.

Acts & Specials 2016

Vintage presentation

On 14 and 15 October the vintners of the Sausal region once again invite you to the vintage presentation and a tasting of exquisite wines in the foyer of the Kulturzentrum.

Hadar Noiberg (IL)

Hadar Noiberg (flutes, effects)
Haggai Cohen Milo (bass)
Ofri Nehemya (drums)

JAZZ for KIDS mit Studio Dan (A)

Daniel Riegler (Leitung)
Sophia Goidinger-Koch (Violine)
Martina Engel (Bratsche)
Maiken Beer (Cello)
Bernd Satzinger (Kontrabass)
Doris Nicoletti (Flöte)
Astrid Kendl (Oboe)
Matthew Gregory Smith (Fagott)
Dominik Fuss (Trompete)
Philip Yaeger (Posaune)
Matthias Lill (Schlagwerk)
Leo Riegler (Elektronik)
Michael Tiefenbacher (Klavier)
Christian Grobauer (Schlagzeug)

the bad plus

Ethan Iverson (piano
Reid Anderson (bass)
Dave King (drums)

Gipsy Fire

Melanie Bong (vocals)
Tony Lakatos (tenor sax)
Lulo Reinhardt (guitar)
Tizian Jost (piano)
Eduardo Dudu Penz (bass)
Bastian Jütte (drums)

Venues of the Internationalen Jazzfestival Leibnitz

Weinglas mit Kerze

Vineyard Hotel Harkamp

Flamberg 46, 8505 St. Nikolai im Sausal
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Weinglas mit Kerze

Kulturzentrum Leibnitz

Kaspar Harb-Gasse 4, 8430 Leibnitz
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Wine Cellar Schloss Seggau

Kulturzentrum Leibnitz

Vineyard Hotel Harkamp

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