Esja
Jörg Leichtfried (p)
Huber Bründlmayer (dm)
Stefan "Pista" Bartus (b)

Lyrical, vibrant, and powerful - that's the sound of Esja. Jörg Leichtfried incorporates a wide, musical spectrum of jazz, while weaving a golden thread throughout the program.
Upon hearing this Austrian trio, the listener is transported to the journey of each musician on the search for the most authentic performance.
While Leichtfried and Bründlmayer have been collaborating for over ten years in a variety of bands and projects, Slovakian bassist Stefan Pista Bartus joined them in Vienna in the beginning of 2017.
The bassist offers the trio the perfect musical aesthetic.
Esja performs a program of originals but also re-imagines and presents familiar pieces from artists like Simon and Garfunkel or Hildegard Knef.
Improvised music at it's finest.
(press release)