Pascal Niggenkemper, Storch, Weidenhof, Weston Trio

Wed Oct 23 8 pm $10 at the door 21+ show
Full Pint Wild Side Pub, 5310 Butler St., Lawrenceville 412-408-8083

Bassist & improvisor from Germany/France
Pascal Niggenkemper
with Jim Storch / Eric Weidenhof / Jeff Weston

Described by the New York City Jazz Records as "one of the most adventurous bassists on the scene” and by the Chicago Reader “genius for sound exploration” Franco-German bassist and composer Pascal Niggenkemper creates music blurring the lines between improvised, pure sound, and experimental music with a distinct musical language infused with new bass techniques.

New York City-based German-French bassist, composer and improviser Pascal Niggenkemper is a performing and recording artist active on the creative music scene in the US and in Europe.

From 1999-2005 he was musically active in Cologne having studied jazz & classical double bass at the Hochschule für Musik. In 2005 he received the DAAD award and moved to New York.

From 2008 to 2010 Pascal led the PNTrio with Tyshawn Sorey and Robin Verheyen. In 2011 Pascal released with Simon Nabatov and Gerald Cleaver the CD/LP 'Upcoming Hurricane' on NoBusiness Records, listed among 'Albums of the year' 2011 in the 'The New York City Jazz Record'. The trio performed in Canada and the USA.

He recently recorded a new solo program called: ‘Look with Thine Ears’ music for bass & preparations was premiered at the Jazzdor Festival in Strasbourg in November 2013. The CD was released in March 2015 on clean feed records.

Pascal is currently co-leading the groups Baloni with Frantz Loriot viola and Joachim Badenhorst clarinets (CD ‘Fremdenzimmer’ 2011, ‘Belleke’ 2014 & ‘Ripples’ 2015 Clean Feed records); PascAli, a duo for two prepared basses with Sean Ali (CD ‘Suspicious Activity’ creative sources 2012) and Miner’s Pick with cornetist Thomas Heberer. (CD ‘Miner’s Pick’ FMR records 2014) With friends, he has curated in Brooklyn the house concert series Ze Couch, where every month artists meet to present their work.

He has extensive experience performing at jazz and improvised music festivals.