“A Tribute to Joe Zawinul” Performances

Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble had three performances of their program “Absolute Zawinul” scheduled for the end of this month in Europe. According to the Philharmonie Luxembourg web site, the Sept. 30 Luxembourg concert has been canceled. However, the Sept. 26 concert in Milan, Italy and the Sept. 29 performance in Vienna will still go on as a tribute to Joe. The Absolute Ensemble will share the stage with members of the Zawinul Syndicate: Sabine Kabongo, Linley Marthe, Alegre Corréa, Jorge Bezerra Jr., and Aziz Sahmaoui. Net proceeds of the Vienna performance will benefit skin cancer research at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute. It is my understanding that before his death, Joe requested that Chucho Valdes take his place, at least for the show in Milan, Italy. In light of the changed program from “Absolute Zawinul” to a tribute to Joe, I’m not sure if Chucho will still be a part of the program. The dates are on the Tour Dates page.

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