Joey Green Quartett Presents:
Nat King Cole Meets Ray Charles: The Early Years
Joey Green (USA) is a vocalist who founded the Joey Green Quartett in 2011. The ensemble was specifically created to reintroduce the early music of Nat King Cole and Ray Charles to a contemporary audience. With a sometimes smooth and yet at times smokey voice, Joey Green captures succintly the nuances, verve and humor that this genre of music often conveys. http://joeygreen.at
Geri Schuller (Austria) is a pianist, keyboardist and composer of amazing talent, sensitivity and depth—especially when it comes to jazz. Geri had his first contact with jazz music at the age of 13. Two years later he began his studies at the Music Conservatory in Vienna, studying under Rudi Wilfer and Heinz Cadek. http://geraldschuller.com
Gina Schwarz (Austria) studied jazz contrabass at The Music Conservatory in Vienna, as well as The Vienna Music University. She has also studied jazz contrabass at Berklee College Of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts. Gina has lived in New York City where she studied jazz under the direction of Buster Williams, Cecil Mcbee and Dennis Irvin. http://ginaschwarz.com
Roland Stonek (Austria) studied jazz and classical guitar at The University of Vienna. Adept in many styles including jazz, country, classical and blues, Roland’s thoughtful, authentic approach to the music on this record is unique and inspiring.