Anna Carewe (Cello) & Oli Bott (Vibraphone)
Cello meets vibraphone - Classical meets Jazz
Come with us on a journey through time, from Early to New Music with trips into Jazz and Improvisation. Compostitons by Ciconia, Ortiz, Bach, Vivaldi, Grieg, Satie, Britten, Ellington, Piazzolla, Killius....our programmes present the multifaceted universe of six centuries of music, sometimes in the most unexpected combinations. Let yourself be lead into a new world of sounds, meeting some old friends on the way.
About Oli Bott
Oli Bott studied vibraphone and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston with teachers such as Gary Burton and Bob Brookmeyer and was awarded his Diploma "summa cum laude". Since then, he has lived as a freelance musician in Berlin, gaining a formidable reputation in the Jazz scene. He has been awarded multiple scholarships by the Berlin Senate as well as commissions to compose works for his own Jazz orchestra and the "Oli Bott String Orchestra". He has also made many recordings for radio and television. Since 1997, Oli has undertaken many concert tours under the auspicies of the Goethe Institute together with the guitarist Thomas Wallisch. The Duo appears regularly at international Jazz Festivals in places such as Calcutta and Izmir, as well as throughout Germany. His group "Vibratanghissimo" (vibraphone, viola, double bass and piano) has fast made a name for itself and is universally praised by public and critics alike for its original mixture of Tango and Jazz.
Oli Bott was a prizewinner in the international competition "NDR-Musikpreis" for Jazz conductors and was awarded first prize in the Leipzig Improvisation Competition and the European Jazz Contest. as well as the Wayne Shorter Award in the USA.