JIMMY HENDRIX experience featuring Harri Stojka

Harri Stojkas kraftvolle Verneigung vor Jimi Hendrix, die in keinem Punkt Kopie-Verdacht erweckt.
Entsprechend liefert auch „Salute to Jimi Hendrix“ famos mitreißenden Hörgenuss, der erinnert, ehrt – und trotzdem zeitgleich „absolutely Harri Stojka“ ist. Denn was Stojka ausmacht, ist nicht allein sein grandioses Spiel. Es ist das Herz des Vollblut-Musikers, das jeden Ton auf seine ganz spezielle Art befeuert.

Jimi Hendrix ging heuer vor 50 Jahren and he said before: “When I die, just keep on playing the records.” (Ö1 Spielräume vom 13.09.2020 – Gestaltung: Michael Neuhauser)
Harri Stojka the one and only Virtuose auf der Gitarre spielt für uns Musik seit 50 Jahren.
Jetzt 2020: CD Harri Stojka: “Salut to Jimi Hendrix”
Beide haben ihre ersten Gitarren von ihren Vätern geschenkt bekommen.
Jimi Hendrix is alive, many Thanks to Harri Stojka!

Line Up:
Harri Stojka – Guitar
Sigi Meier – Drums
Peter Strutzenberger – Bass

 

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Ressort: Kunst, Kultur und Musik

Harri Stojka 50 years carrier anniversary

Harri Stojka 50 years carrier anniversary

The October 2021 is a special month for the Austrian musician Harri Stojka. Fifty years ago he was
standing on the same stage of the Arena club as this October while performing his world oriented music.
Harri who was born in 1957 is know as one of the most famous Austrian jazz musicians. He comes from
the famous Lovara Roma dynasty those members live in various European countries.
This is exactly in the Arena club in Vienna where Harri started his carrier in 1970. Following concerts in
Arena he was developing his special style of playing together with Karl Ratzer and Peter Wolf in the band
Gypsy-Love and Objektiv Truth Orchestra. Shortly after the grounding of his own band Harri Stojka
Express he received the invitation to perform at the world famous Jazz Festival in Montreaux. This was a
start of the rocketing carrier of Harri followed by performances at the jazz festivals in Paris, Anger, Prag,
London, Barcelona, New Delhi, New York, Syracuse, Detroit, Kahmoro Festival, Sziget Festival Budapest,
Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in Augsburg, Graz Jazz Festival, Jazzfestival in Jakarta und in
Yogjakarta.
In 2005 the CD of Harri “A Tribute to Swing” was nominated in Germany to the best CD production from
abroad. In 2011 the movie “Gipsy Spirit, the travel of Harri Stojka” (Gypsy Spirit, Harri Stojka eine Reise)
was nominated to the best documentary films in Austria. What is fascinating in the virtuous music of Harri
Stojka is that he is an autodidact. He also contributed significantly to the world recognition of the songs of
the Lovara dynasty. The songs of this dynasty were included in 2011 into the Austrian list of the UNESCO
cultural treasures.
Together with Peter Strutzenberger (Bass) and Sigi Meier (Schlagzeug) on the 14th of October 2021 in the
Arena Club Harri created as usual a fantastic evening which was a mixture if dynamic music of Jimi
Hendrix, innovative video installations on the stage and joyful atmosphere of various friends and following
of the works of Harri. The music which Harri was performing this evening could be also enjoyed on his
album “Salut to Jimi Hendrix”.
Harri really deserves the title of the “Austrian Jimi Hendrix” not only for his really virtuous music
performance, similar to Jimi Hendrix, but also for special interpretation of the music of Jimi Hendrix. Harri
hat the own play style with various solos in which the spirit of Jimi Hendrix could be recognized. He, as no
one else, could create this special feeling of the blues and drive at the same time which was typical to Jimi
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