Brilliantly arranged classics in the form of Salsa
Since its formation in 2000, the highly acclaimed quintet,Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion, has devoted itself to the creation and refinement of a mould-breaking sound, presenting a unique fusion of classic European music with elements of swing and latin jazz, enhanced by the rhythmic varieties of Cuban music. “Classic meets Cuba”, the name of the first joint project has advanced to a sort of axiom for the ensemble’s unique musical style. Several other extremely successful projects soon followed, all of which implicate the cooperation with Cuban and European musical tradition. Released in 2002 with Sony Classical, the album “Classic meets Cuba” was awarded with the “Echo Klassik”, the “Jazz Award” in 2003 and received a Grammy nomination in the category “Best Classical Crossover Album” in 2005. Moreover, the press deemed “Classic meets Cuba”, ‘the most refreshing album in a long time,’ (Bild) and the album was elected the ‘salsa album of the month’ (salsa portal “El Rumbero”).
With “Classic meets Cuba”, Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion breathe new life into the concert halls, presenting the classics of music history with unusual sounds and spiritedness. Their unconventional musical language discloses a refreshing approach to the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. The witty and canny arrangements by Tobias and Kilian Forster and Tim Hahn beckon the audience into a novel world of dance and passion along with a contagious zest for life. Hardly surprising, as here Mozart’s symphony in G minor turns into “Mambozart”, Brahm’s Hungarian Dance transforms into a “Cuban Dance” as well as Beethoven’s 5th symphony mutates into “Salsa No. 5”. It doesn't matter whether Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion perform in cosy jazz clubs or at renowned concert halls and opera houses – their brilliantly arranged classics in the form of salsa, cha-cha-cha or Bólero presented with virtuoso ad-libbing, thrill music lvoers of all genres and generations.