Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic: The art of drumming

Wolfgang Haffner (photo: Antje Wiech / ACT)

What would jazz be without drums? They give the music its rhythm, pulse, and drive. In a concert entitled “Skin Deep” – The Art of Jazz Drumming, the hr-Bigband, conducted by Jörg-Achim Keller, welcomes two outstanding drummers on this evening: Wolfgang Haffner, one of Germany’s foremost drummers, and Gregory Hutchinson from New York, who is one of the most sought-after drummers on the international scene. Guest star is the Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy, whose captivating, soulful voice lends this rhythm-laden jazz evening its very own magical sound.

Wolfgang Haffner drums

Gregory Hutchinson drums

Viktoria Tolstoy vocals


Jörg Achim Keller direction

“Skin Deepˮ ‒ The Art of Jazz Drumming

Curated by Siggi Loch

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Viktoria Tolstoy (photo: ACT by Gregor Hohenberg)