concerts

March 2017

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart, with vibraphonist Dizzy Krisch, bassist Karoline Höfler, and drummer Bill Elgart, performing on 8 March 2017 at 20:30 at the Bix in Stuttgart, Germany

Krisch - Höfler - Elgart (photo by Uli Templin)
Krisch – Höfler – Elgart (photo by Uli Templin)

February 2017

Metal, Wood and Wire – Extended

Metal, Wood, and Wire – Extended, with Ardhi Engl on guitar, hand-crafted experimental instruments, loops, and more, Geoff Goodman on electric guitar, banjo, and loops, Sebi Tramontana on trombone, and Bill Elgart on drums and percussion, performing 18 February 2017 at Schewere Reiter Halle on Dachauer Str. 144 in München, Germany

Geoff Goodman, Sebi Tramontana, Bill Elgart, and Ardhi Engl
Metal, Wood, and Wire – Extended, with Geoff Goodman, Sebi Tramontana, Bill Elgart, and Ardhi Engl

Excerpts from the live performance are on YouTube:

January 2017

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart, with vibraphonist Dizzy Krisch, bassist Karoline Höfler, and drummer Bill Elgart, performing “Hard Stuff” on 14 January 2017 at Jazzfestival Ini-Art in Saarbrüken, Germany

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Krisch – Höfler – Elgart with Dizzy Krisch, Karoline Höfler, and Bill Elgart (photo by Rainer Ortag)

October 2016-January 2017

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart featuring Lauren Newton

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart featuring Lauren Newton, with vibraphonist Dizzy Krisch, bassist Karoline Höfler, drummer Bill Elgart, and guest vocalist Lauren Newton, performing “Lonely Woman” on 28 December 2016 at the Dieselstrasse in Esslingen am Neckar; on 5 January 2017 at Jazzclub Armer Konrad in Weinstadt; on 19 November 2016 at Jazzclub Heidelberg; 18 November 2016 at SWR Gebäude Cafeteria, Mathia-Kochweg 7 in Tübingen; and 29 October 2016 at Jazztage der iG Jazz Stuttgaert at the Laboratorium in Stuttgart, among other dates around Germany.

Dizzy Krisch, Lauren Newton, Karoline Höfler, and Bill Elgart (photo by Koho Mori)
Dizzy Krisch, Lauren Newton, Karoline Höfler, and Bill Elgart (photo by Koho Mori)

A live version of “Green,” composed by Dizzy Krisch, was shot by Koho Mori:

December 2016

Dorn – Elgart – Lucaciu

Dorn – Elgart – Lucaciu featuring Jonas Dorn on guitar and synthesizer, Bill Elgart on drums, and Robert Lucaciu on bass on 27 December 2016 at Jazzkeller Sauschdall in Ulm, Germany

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Dorn – Elgart – Lucaciu poster from Jazzkeller Sauschdall in Ulm, Germany

December 2016

Christian Hassenstein Trio

The Christian Hassenstein Trio featuring guitarist Christian Hassenstein, bassist Sven Schuster, and drummer Bill Elgart 9 December 2016 at the Jazzschmiede in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Christian Hassenstein Trio with Hassenstein, Sven Schuster, and Bill Elgart

August 2016

Gianni Lenoci – Giovanni Maier – Bill Elgart

“Celebrating Paul Bley” concert featuring Gianni Lenoci, Giovanni Maier, and Bill Elgart at Chiostro di Palazzo San Martino in Monopoli, Italy 9 August 2016

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Celebrating Paul Bley concert poster from the 2016 Ritratti Festival in Monopoli, Italy

The playlist:

  • Turnaround (O. Coleman)
  • Vashkar (P. Bley)
  • Lover Man (R. Ramirez, J. Sherman & J. Davis)
  • Moor (G. Peacock)
  • Monk’s Dream (T. Monk)
  • Ida Lupino (C. Bley)
  • Law Years (O. Coleman)
  • Mr. Joy (A. Peacock)

Encore:

  • You Don’t Know What Love Is (D. Raye & G. De Paul)

A video of the full performance has been uploaded to YouTube, courtesy of Alessandro Lenoci:

A profile of Gianni Lenoci, Giovanni Maier, and Bill Elgart’s celebration of the legendary pianist is HERE.

June 2016

Peter Fulda Trio featuring Nils Wogram

The Peter Fulda Trio, with Felix Wiegand on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, Fulda on piano, and guest Nils Wogram on trombone, performing on 9 June 2016 at Festival My Very Sound in Nürnberg, Germany.

Michael Fingerhut’s live recording of Peter Fulda’s “The Disgrace,” the third part of Still Life, with video by Volker Heuken, is on YouTube:

January 2016

Hubert Winter – Rudi Engel – Bill Elgart – Werner Küspert

At the beginning of the year, reedman Hubert Winter, drummer Bill Elgart, bassist Rudi Engel, and guitarist Werner Küspert performed live at a screening of F. W. Murnau’s classic horror film Nosferatu.

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) film poster
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) film poster

The German Expressionist masterpiece was shown at a cinema in the country it debuted in 1922.

An excerpt from Hubert Winter, Bill Elgart, Rudi Engel, and Werner Küspert’s performance is on YouTube: 

November 2013

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart

Krisch – Höfler – Elgart live at the Laboratorium in Stuttgart, Germany on 2 November 2013 featuring Dizzy Krisch on vibraphone, Karoline Höfler on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums.

Part I

Part II

May 2013

Baars – Kneer – Elgart

Baars – Kneer – Elgart live at Kaleidophon in Ulrichsberg, Austria on 5 May 2013.

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Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2013 concert poster

Featuring Ab Baars on tenor saxophone, clarinet, and shakuhachi, Meinrad Kneer on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums:

July 2012

Baars – Kneer – Elgart

Baars – Kneer – Elgart live at Konfrontationen 2012 in Nickelsdorf, Austria on 22 July 2012 featuring Ab Baars on tenor saxophone, Meinrad Kneer on bass, and Bill Elgart on drums:

June 2012

Bill Elgart and Friedrich Glorian

Bill Elgart and Friedrich Glorian performing Vernetzt, music for the strado compagnia dance performance, at Lange Nacht der Museen and Edwin Scharff Museum in Germany in June 2012 featuring Bill Elgart on percussion and Friedrich Glorian on guzheng, ITstrument, and live electronics:

2008

Nufa – Bill Elgart – Udo Eberl

Nufa, Bill Elgart, and Udo Eberl performing Wufftata at Sauschdall in Ulm, Germany in 2008:

February 2006

Geoff Goodman Quintet

Geoff Goodman Quintet performing Frisch überfallen and Anesthesia, Stage One live at Café Ideal in Fulda, Germany on 8 February 2006 featuring Bill Elgart on drums, Goodman on guitar, Rudi Mahal on bass clarinet, Henning Sieverts on bass, and Felix Wahnschaffe on alto saxophone:

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Anesthesia, Stage One

March 1992

Kenny Wheeler Quartet

Kenny Wheeler Quartet performing at Kempraten, Switzerland on 30 March 1992 featuring Wayne Darling on bass, Bill Elgart on drums, Peter O’Mara on guitar, and Kenny Wheeler on flugelhorn: