Omar Rodriguez Calvo, Jürgen Spiegel, Martin Tingvall: a Cuban, a German and a Swede. Three musicians from three different countries, three friends, three people who have made Hamburg their home. Together they play melodies whose beauty first challenges listeners to believe their own ears, only to find that the origins are thoroughly real and disarmingly authentic. That’s the Tingvall Trio.
Founded in 2003, the three musicians’ playing drew a rapidly growing fan following along with a record label, SKIP Records in Hamburg, that was convinced of the ensemble’s potential. “Skagerrak”, the first album, was released in 2006, followed by “Norr” (2008), “Vattensaga” (2009), “Vägen” (2011), the live album “In Concert” (2013), “Beat” (2014) and "Cirklar" (2017). Martin Tingvall has composed all of the pieces for the Tingvall Trio until now.
A steadily growing listening audience and diverse awards (ECHO Jazz for the “Best Ensemble National” in 2010 and 2012, HANS Hamburg Music Prize in 2011, as well as the ECHO Jazz Audience Choice for the “Best Live Act of the Year” in 2012) attest to the path these three musicians have chosen.
The Tingvall Trio has meanwhile long since progressed beyond local fame throughout Germany and established itself successfully on the European Jazz scene.
You can find more information about the Tingvall Trio at www.tingvall-trio.de.