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 The Band 

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In the sound worlds of progressive jazz, there has recently been a new sensation:

The five-piece orchestra 5 X 5 is setting new standards in the jazz scene with captivating energy and extraordinary skill.

The virtuoso musicians Cozy Friedel on violin and polyphonic simultaneous vocals and Anna Keller on saxophone, flute and clarinet team up with bass, keyboard and drums to create hypnotic soundscapes that captivate audiences.

The quintet, awarded first prize in the German Women in Jazz competition, has already completed two successful concert tours of Austria and Germany since its formation in 2021.

In the process, they made guest appearances at renowned festivals such as the "47th Jazztage Ilmenau", the "Jazzwerkstatt Graz", the "Musikwerkstatt Wels" and the "Focus Female Festival" at the Blue Note Dresden.

In November 2023, the band released their debut album “Extrahügel” with the renowned label Alessa Records, which was recorded in Vienna and was presented as part of an international release tour

The Line-Up:

 

Cozy Friedel - Violin, Vocals

Anna Keller - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

Maximilian Gerstbach – Piano, Keys

Vuk Vasilic - Bass

Markus Gruber - Drums

The story of 5 X 5:

 

The beginnings of the band can be found in the summer of 2021 as part of the first Peter Erskine workshop at the "Jam Music Lab University", through which the two band leaders Anna and Cozy got to know each other.

Very quickly both came to the decision to realize their love for music together in their own band project. Shortly after, a first concert in Anna's home town Rosenheim followed in a spontaneous line-up, which soon after formed as "Fünfmalfünf" and has lasted ever since. This was followed by a mini-tour (DE/AT) in spring 2022 and a two-week tour (DE/AT) in winter 2022 as well as a first album production, which will be released on November 16th 2023. 

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