My Ambition

My ambition is…

  • … to play jazz which is not just contemporary mainstream, but which is infused with classical beauty,
  • … to maintain a repertoire which is based on the Great American Songbook but also on the most beautiful, interesting and some of which are rarely heard works of the jazz legends,
  • … to express my adoration of the greats of the world of jazz – the most important of which being my friend and mentor, Hank Jones,
  • … to approach the traditional with great respect and nevertheless with a modern touch,
  • … to give all interpretations my own personal stamp,
  • … to entertain my audience,
  • … to give my musicians plenty of space as soloists,
  • … to contribute to the success of promoters on various levels,
  • … to reach audiences, musicians and event holders with my love of classic jazz,
  • … not ever to stop learning.
Kurt Prohaska (by Alp Keser)