O Benny Lackner Duo
Benny Lackner – piano, Wurlitzer, Nordlead 2, iPad and laptop. Rainer Winch – drums, electric bass, keyboards, bass and notebook. Their sound is a direct result of the influence of Keith Jarrett, Ahmad Jamal, Brad Meldhaua, Bill Evans, Radiohead, Brahms and Chopin. Benny Lackner attributes the success of their approach: “We act as co-authors, we both have the same input in terms of musical ideas that help to improve the style and sound of the duo.” Another key component is the careful selection of materials. Besides its own catchy funky songs and playing cover versions of songs by popular artists such as Björk, Jimmy Hendrix and Blondie. Also important is the influence of jazz greats: Mingus, Monk and Gerschwin. They have a tour of the USA, Germany, France, Croatia, South Africa, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. The audience is introduced in famous jazz clubs like the Blue Note and Joe’s Pub in New York City, Birdland in Vienna, A-Trane in Berlin.