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Slim Jazz

Slim Jazz is the opposite of a Big Band: Christian Benke plays guitar and at times, fretless bass while Annette Kerckhoff contributes flute and tamborine playing and Barbara Streidl plays stand-up bass and occasionally the Ukulele. All three are vocalists, supported by Thomas Bouterwerk on saxophone.

Their live repertoire consists of old Swing standards and Bossa Nova creations dressed in a new gown as well as songs by Tom Waits the Babyshambles. Sometimes they swing, sometimes they come across a little more „folksy“ while, at other times adding a touch of classical music.

So what do you call this musical mix? „Man, all music is folk music. You ain’t never heard no horse sing a song, have you?“, sagte Louis Armstrong mal. So it’s settled: Slim Jazz is folk music, that is music for everyone.