Quetsch ‘n’ Vibes combines diverse musical worlds. Traditional folk music, embodied by the styrian harmonica, coalesces masterfully with the jazzy sounds of the vibraphone, the earthiness of the marimba, and many other exotic instruments. This encounter releases a stream of new sounds and colours, on which the trio skillfully navigates this diverse musical terrain.
Jonny can mainly be be heard on the styrian harmonica but has much more to offer: as a percussionist (student of jazz percussion in Graz) he brings the requisite groove to “Quetsch ‘n’ Vibes”, primarily on drums built in his own workshop under the name “Joko Drums”. A real all-rounder, Jonny lends his talent to many other bands and ensembles as a drummer and harmonica-player.
Alongside his seat in the stage orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Leo is a guest musician in many other orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic and the Graz Philharmonic. In Questch ‘n’ Vibes he can be heard primarily on the vibraphone, for which he writes numerous pieces that are played worldwide. But RAV-drums and mbira also feature in his repertoire.
As the winner of the 1st prize and Grand Prix de Marimba at the Drumfest in Russia (2016), Hannes is the marimba specialist in this distinguished troop. He is a teacher, soloist and active member of numerous contemporary ensembles (Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, among others). But Hannes’ skillful mastery of the notorious “Teufelsgeige” (devil’s fiddle) proves he hasn’t forgotten his styrian roots.