John-Dennis Renken invites - WESTWIND meets the Improviser in Residence

Monday, 19 June 2017,
21:00 Solo concert
at the St. Josef Church (opposite Kastell 11), 47441 Moers

Thursday, 22 June 2017,
22:00 Jam session
with WESTWIND artists
at "Bollwerk 107", Bollwerk 107, 47441 Moers

Other cities have a writer in residence. The festival city of Moers has an improviser in residence. The improviser serves as a contact person for all musical projects and artistic collaborations in the city; works together with children, teens and adults; and gives concerts - both solo and together with other artists. Since 2008, the art foundation Kunststiftung NRW has it made it possible for the city to offer this residency, which is linked to the moers festival. The internationally acclaimed trumpet player John-Dennis Renken is Moers` Improviser in Residence 2017.

His numerous concerts have taken him halfway across the world. He has toured in various musical constellations, including with the "Zodiak Trio", "The Dorf" and alongside Angelika Niescier and Michael Wolny, through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Central America, the USA and other countries.

As a part of WESTWIND, John-Dennis Renken will give a solo concert on Monday, 19 June 2017 at 21:00 at the municipal Lutheran church.
On Thursday, 22 June 2017, he invites all of the guest musicians attending WESTWIND to a jam session at Bollwerk 107. Confirmed participants thus far include Dennis Broszka, Sebastian Maier and Jerome Vazhayil, the group responsible for the musical concept and performance of theaterkohlenpott `s "Ich bin Jerry", as well as Hervé Twahirwa from Ishyo Arts Centre.