Duration: 90 min, no intermission
The Wolfgang Muthspiel duo offers an enchanting encounter between two musicians who are equally at home in the worlds of classical musical and jazz improvisation. Their mesmerizing stage presence has been shaped by decades of wide-ranging activity in the international music world and collaborations with the world’s greatest musicians. Muthspiel and Henryson’s joint musical performance is distinguished by a chamber-like quality, rhythmic depth, and space for improvisation. At the Israel Festival, the duo will play works from their original personal repertoires.
* Unmarked seating
*With the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum–The Austrian Embassy
Guitar and vocals: Wolfgang Muthspiel | Bass and Cello: Svante Henryson. Nominated by Musicians Magazine as one of the world’s top ten jazz guitarists, Wolfgang Muthspiel arrives at the Israel Festival following the release of a new 2014 album by the prestigious ECM label. Svante Henryson, who will play alongside him, is considered one of Scandinavia’s greatest modern jazz musicians; over the years, he has played with artists including Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, and Steve Gadd, among others.

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