eastPLUGGED® Concert

Friedenskirche, Hegelstrasse 16, 40882 Ratingen

eastPLUGGED®25 Festival

29-31 Oktober 2021

I. Nicole Johänntgen, Simon Oslender | II. Thierry Lang, Heiri Känzig, Matthieu Michel | III. TONBRUKET

eastPLUGGED® 25 | first time as a Festival presenting 3 exciting gigs:

The Festival starts on Friday night with an "eastPLUGGED®special" bringing together two outstanding Musicians of the young generation, who could hardly be more different and who never met before: saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen and Simon Oslender [p, org], last performing at eastPLUGGED® together with Wolfgang Haffner. At the beginning both will play pieces from their respective solo programs, some of them especially developed for eastPLUGGED®, whereafter both will meet in a jam session (!). This promises to become a "great gig".

On Saturday we have invited a musician with whom our eastPLUGGED® series started on 8 November 2013: Heiri Känzig from Switzerland, who already proved then that a bass player "can´t just be sideman" and who will accompanied this time by 2 great Swiss colleagues: pianist Thierry Lang, which whom he has worked together since their common time at "Blue Note", now in their 25th year (!), and Matthieu Michel, a genius on flugelhorn. Appropriately for the anniversary, their program calls "Celebrations", but they also play tunes from their album "Lyoba Revisited". Let´s celebrate together.

When we ask eastPLUGGED® guests about outstanding eastPLUGGED® concerts so far, the name TONBRUKET always comes up. In 2017, the 4 extremely sympatic Swedes put the static of the Friedenskirche to its limits with their rocking tunes and voluminous grooves. Fasten your seatbelts again this time: to our anniversary Dan Berglund [b], Johan Lindström [g], Martin Hederos [p] und Andreas Werliin [dr] will "gonna have it blast" again on Sunday.



I. Friday 29/10/2021│7.30pm│Nicole Johänntgen, Simon Oslender „Solo-Solo-Jam“
II. Saturday 30/10/2021│7.30pm│Thierry Lang, Heiri Känzig, Matthieu Michel „Celebrations”
III. Sunday 31/10/2021│7.30pm│TONBRUKET „to eastPLUGGED®”

Line-up changes possible.

Cancellation and changes of reserved seats not possible.

We do not use paper tickets. For access please quote your name and present your Covid-Certificate, preferably digitally as QR Code.



For our common safety only about half of the seats will be booked. Due to this limitation people having a Festival Passport will be prioritized.

The ticket fees include a glass of wine or water respectively.

Festival passport for all 3 concerts at 99€/person incl. priority in case of limited number of seats and a surprise

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concert I (Johänntgen/Oslender) at 40€/person

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concert II (Lang-Känzig-Michel) at 40€/person

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Friday 11 February 2022│7.30pm│doors open 7.00pm│Night Walker

Vincent Peirani [acc]│Emile Parisien [sax]│Tony Paeleman [kb]│ Julien Herné [b,g] │ Yoann Serra [dr]

Postponed several times due to the pandemic, now hopefully live and with its full dynamic: The 20th eastPLUGGED® concert, originally scheduled in March 2020, with Vincent Peirani, who already played a great duo concert 2017 with Michael Wollny in the Friedenskirche. This time Vincent will be accompanied by another long-time duo partner, namely by the brilliant saxophonist Emile Parisien, Tony Paeleman on keybord, Julien Herné on bass and guitar as well as drummer Yoann Serra. Musically "Night Walker" moves through various genres, including chanson, rock, classical, jazz and worldmusic. Looking forward to another musical highlight in the special room and sound atmosphere of the Friedenskirche.

Valid reservations are automatically transferred to the new concert date. At present the concert is sold out. If any places should become available in the future it will be published here.

Line-up changes possible.

Cancellation and changes of reserved seats not possible.