Wolfgang Maiwald is a contemporary jazz pianist with an original sound. His compositions distinguish themselves by catchy, narrative melodies, compelling grooves and lyrical improvisations.
Being familiar with the jazz tradition, the trio has the nerve to depart from it, dressing it up in a new and personal jacket. Atmospherical, original songs are accompanied by a fine selection of lovely interpretations of existing standards. Sophisticated song-based jazz that offers abundant space for interaction, adventure and tranquility. In short, music that appeals to the imagination of a wide audience.
Wolfgang Maiwald - piano, Guus Bakker - bass, Pim Dros - drums
The debut album of my trio, 'Two Faces’, released in 2010, deservedly garnered wide critical acclaim.
"A very pleasant album, extremely melodic and with a certain playfulness. Beautiful trio.”De Telegraaf
“Maiwald’s sense of harmony is reminiscent of pianist Lyle Mays” JazzPodium.com
“Maiwald has a real voice as a composer.” Rick Margitza
I showcased a succesfull performance at the “Dutch Jazz Day 2013”.
My second album with the trio, entitled ‘The Silent Ones’, was presented at the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam in 2014, followed by an extensive album release tour through The Netherlands.
We also made it to the semi-finals of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2014.
One track of my second album has been released on a jazz compilation CD in Japan. Both albums are distributed in Japan through Albore Jazz.
Press quotes on the album “The Silent Ones”:
“A compelling album, balancing between tradition and modern, that is full of melody, harmony and rhythm." Cultuurpodium Online
Maiwald proves to be a skillful, lyrical, melody-loving pianist who has captured his place in Europe’s first division of Jazz-pianists.”Klaas Koopman, jazz journalist
"Considerate, jet lyrical and virtuous.” Jazzism
"With his sophisticated touché Maiwald confidently exhibits theme’s and improvises particularly beautiful and inspired.” Musicframes
"The Silent Ones prominently places Maiwald and his trio on the map in the Dutch and International jazz scene." Jazzenzo
With the debut album already earning wide critical acclaim, his second album Maiwald particularly emphasizes his own sound.” JazzContrasten
Album release concert at the North Sea Jazz Club
Semi-finalist at the Dutch Jazz Competition 2014.
Interview in the Dutch jazz magazine Jazzism
Concert at the “Dutch Jazz Day 2013”.
Concert at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam