Sunday, April 14, 2019

Michèle Walther and Georgianna Krieger – A Journey of Innovative and Soulful Music


Join violinist Michèle Walther, saxophonist Georgianna Krieger and percussionist Renaye Brown for an adventure of innovative, soulful, and “truly magnificent” original music. Their compositions and improvisations navigate the inner spaces between jazz, classical, world and minimal music; together they create a performance that is melodic, joyful, and deeply emotional.

Michèle Walther: violin, composition, live looping, electronics, voice
Georgianna Krieger: saxophones, composition

Michele Walther and Georgianna Krieger at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$15 Students, Seniors & Artists 

Michèle’s compositions reflect a soul’s journey and are an inspired and innovative blend of jazz, classical and minimal music. Her music is passionate and heartfelt, evoking deep emotions. The Swiss born, San Francisco based violinist creates highly individual and deeply melodic original compositions that utilize electronic live looping, effects, voice, and non-standard tuning. “A rare combination of classical precision and improvisational chops that includes true melodic sense.”

Walther has toured in US and Europe, and performed extensively in the Bay Area, including at Yoshi’s and the SF Jazz Center. Her compositions were featured in the film soundtrack “Not Without Us” and aired on PBS. She has performed with artists such as Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson, Joe Lovano, Gloria Estefan, Mark Feldman, and many others.

Georgianna Krieger’s musical compositions weave melodies intended to delight the listener. Because Georgianna holds dual degrees in music and sculpture and maintains a serious professional practice in both fields, she would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing, her sculpture and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different” she says, but the conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment”, is the same.

Krieger is a sought-after performer and saxophone teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She plays soprano, alto and baritone saxophones and performs with acclaimed jazz groups Resonance Jazz Ensemble, and Mary Lou’s Apartment. Her career has included performances at Yoshi’s, SF Jazz Center and Freight and Salvage.