IO, Jakarta – The Austrian Embassy Jakarta introduced one of the finest top-class Jazz Groups from Vienna, Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet. Their performance rocked the stage in Bianca cocktail house & dining room, Gunawarman, South Jakarta (13/8).
Michaela Rabitsch, singer, composer and Austria’s only and top female jazz trumpet player is called a ‘modern day female Chet Baker’ by the US magazine Jazzscene. Michaela and her ingenious partner, composer and incredible fluid guitarist Robert Pawlik, co-lead their quartet and duo.
They present jazz with catchy melodies, strong harmonies, groovy rhythms and adventurous improvisations in a fine balanced vocal-instrumental mix. With brilliant instrumental technique and a silky velvet voice they are clothing their songs into a trendy, smooth-cool jazzrobe.
The band played countless original compositions by Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik whose musical style introduces us to the Roaring ‘50s. The audience was entertained with songs like “African Song”, “Malaga”, “Serbian Rhapsody”, and “Gimme the Groove”.
It was not just the audience enjoying it, but the musicians themselves appeared to be having a good time. They picked off the most interesting elements and inspirations from different musical cultures and contrast them with their own musical background and to create a refreshing new musical mélange. (Raihan)