Jacob Karlzon Solo
For several years now, Karlzon has also been playing acclaimed solo concerts on international stages.
And few are as technically skilled as the classically trained Karlzon, few are recognizable after a few notes, few love live improvisation so much and few go on such a consistent foray through pop and rock realms.
On stage he will demonstrate this not only with titles from his recently released album "Wanderlust", but with a cross-section of his music.
In doing so, he enjoys the enormous freedom to react to impulses of the moment - whether these are his own ideas, the atmosphere of the concert hall or even just a stirring of the audience.
After playing for many years with the self-image of a full-blooded jazz player who was primarily concerned with expressive solos, Karlzon today is increasingly inspired by the idea of having to remain true to the basic idea of a song, a composition.
At the same time, he is fascinated by the typical timbres of classical piano music with their conclusiveness and consistency. His programme ranges from jazz and improvisation to concerts where he uses the work of classical composers like Ravel, Debussy and Tchaikowsky as vehicles for improvisation, always adding the individual touch to it that makes his style so distinctive.
The result is a spontaneous solo improvisation that gives the audience a fascinating evening.
What the media says about jacob karlzon
“With this recording he takes his rightful place at the top of the European jazz piano elite”
- Jazz Special
“World Class Piano Jazz”
- Lira Musikmagasin
“He has now arrived in the Olympus of European Jazz-pianists”
“Homogenous Sound” ****
“Like hardly any other jazz pianist, Karlzon masters the balancing act between simplicity and complexity.”
- WDR3 –Album of the week
“Speaks through the keys of his Grand Piano like a philosopher”
- Aachener Zeitung
“Truly an alternative jazz musician – an adventure”
“Karlzon creates musical free spaces”
- Süddeutsche Zeitung