As you and I know, my first name is Rens,
but others writing letters and bills to me think it should be
RUNS or even
My secondname is Newland or originally Nieuwland, but others know better:
The street (WEG) where I live, is named after a South Tyrolean traveller and historical investigator
JAKOB PHILIPP FALLMERAYER
(1790-1861), not too
wellknown, I have to
admit. But he didn't deserve THIS:
Before starting the video
Rens Newland is, without a doubt, one of the most creative and productive jazz musicians within Austria. As a rule his productivity is not merely focused on playing his dear guitars, but to keep things interesting to others as to himself, he also indulges himself in composing, arranging and producing (or whatever publishing, running a record label or creating a serious bit of graphical designs through cd-cover production is being called these days).
Born in Holland, Rens Newland started his musical carreer playing in several cross-over bands. Especially Scope was pioneering and successful (eventually it even made it into the Billboard Jazz Charts) ...
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With OSTINATO we just celebrated our 40th anniversery with a big concert in GASOMETER Vienna! On this occasion we released the new album "Isn't that Jazz? Yes it Isn't!", and also brought out 2 older Vinyl albums as CD: "BabyBeat" and "Slowwalker". we also have a number of gigs coming up in Fall! Please look into the concert announcings!
With the great friends and collegues of my new RENEW Quintet (Wolfi Rainer, Herb Berger, Martin Woess, Andy Rainer), I'm just working on my new Solo Album! OUT in Fall!
Information about my project with Cloud Tissa, under the new project name