Pablo Held

piano | Germany
Live Artist

Pablo Held is an artist and pianist of talent, maturity and sensibility, aware of tradition yet continually looking forward in search of something new. His trio is one of the liveliest and significant formations on the contemporary European jazz scene. The Pablo Held Trio is exceptional in both its conception and execution of blurring the boundaries of composition and improvisation, their abstract, empathic musical conversations coalescing into stories that take tender, serene, and fiery turns. All three of them, bassist, Robert Landfermann and drummer, Jonas Burgwinkel, are master musicians, adventurous spirits and investigators of new music discovery. More than ten years of touring, ten highly acclaimed records and remarkable collaborations with jazz greats like John Scofield or Chris Potter.

The Pablo Held Trio is one of the most lively and significant formations on the contemporary European jazz scene. In their concerts they transcend the boundaries between composition and improvisation by relinquishing the idea of a set list and premeditated arrangements. The risk of radical spontaneity enthuses them for some years now and it inspired an aesthetic model that is exceptional amongst contemporary musicians. The cohesion of the Pablo Held Trio is based on friendship and on the creative desire to constantly enter unknown territories. The artistic impact and the autonomy of the three outstanding musicians are attracting a growing circle of congenial musicians from Europe and America who often join the trio. „Investigations“, their tenth album, was released on the british label Edition Records in spring 2018 to rave reviews from the worldwide jazz press.

Jonas Burgwinkel (drums), Pablo Held (piano), Robert Landfermann (double bass)

Pablo Held is an artist of talent, maturity and sensibility, aware of tradition yet continually looking forward in search of something new.
Held mainly gained recognition through is extensive work with the Pablo Held Trio and with collaborations with jazzgreats like John Scofield and Chris Potter.
In his quartet he unites a few of the most influential voices of the current european jazzszene: Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Kit Downes on organ and Sean Carpio on drums. This unique instrumentation will spark the imagination of both the players and their listeners.
Pablo Held is a storyteller, a painter of dreams; he plays his own compositions, forges unique versions of his favorite songs from various musical backgrounds and playfully mixes the expressiveness of Jazz with the sensitivity of european classical music.

Sean Carpio (drums), Kit Downes (organ), Pablo Held (piano), Percy Pursglove (trumpet)

09.02.2019 DE - Frankfurt // Alte Oper Frankfurt Pablo Held Trio Buy Tickets
11.03.2019 CH - Zürich // ZHdK Masterclass Pablo Held Trio
16.03.2019 CH - Otelfingen // Alte Mühle Pablo Held Trio
12.04.2019 DE - Tübingen // Bechstein Centrum Pablo Held Trio
04.07.2019 DE - Schwäbisch Gmünd // Festival Pablo Held Trio
06.07.2019 DE - Gütersloh // Theater Pablo Held Trio