Mario Rom's INTERZONE

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"I have yet to hear a group of musicians – anywhere – with a more serious sense of play.” (Rochester Jazz Festival)

Updates:
► Interzone perform at Rochester Jazz Festival and get an incredible review (see below)
► Interzone released the first European Jazz-TV-Series
► New reviews from FAZ, Die Zeit, Jazzthing, Jazzpodium,...

Those attempting to describe Mario Rom’s INTERZONE seem to be looking constantly for superlatives. After a concert at the famed Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, the festival’s main critic called them “easily one of the most entertaining and scintillating acts at this year’s festival. I have yet to hear a group of musicians – anywhere – with a more serious sense of play.” Such a reaction from the American press is anything but self-evident for an Austrian band with a mean age of less than 30 years old, but the trio consisting of Mario Rom, Lukas Kranzelbinder, and Herbert Pirker has undeniably received a great deal of attention from critics and media all over the world in a very short time. The group, with its unusual instrumentation (trumpet, bass and drums) has proved able to “spin virtuosity and humor into an entertaining whole” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and “gives the impression of being four, five, or more musicians” (Jazzthing). To make one thing clear: INTERZONE plays jazz. Real jazz. Nonetheless, their motto is “Everything Is Permitted” and they’ve lived it in Europe, Mexico, China, Israel, and the USA in the past two years. Jazzpodium describes Mario Rom as an “absolute discovery”, InMusic finds the band’s “surprising playfulness almost impossible to top”, and DIE ZEIT calls them “three young Turks, marked by a life they couldn’t yet have lived, ready for anything.” If these reviews sound a little exaggerated, consider this reaction from Passauer Presse after their concert at the INNtöne Festival in 2014: “Their flawless interaction breathes a vitality that leaves the audience clamoring for encores until their repertoire is exhausted. This is probably how immortality begins.”
One might be forgiven for thinking that this kind of hyperbole leads to enormously high expectations. But one might also consider the following: these three musicians are playing jazz at 180%, as if their life hung in the balance every night. So sit back and enjoy. Enter the INTERZONE – you won’t regret it.
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Full Rochester Jazz Festival review:
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/MusicBlog/archives/2015/06/24/jazz-fest-2015-day-5-daniel-reviews-mario-roms-interzone-and-george-colligan
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In 2015 Mario Rom‘s INTERZONE did not only release their new Album „Everything is Permitted“ but also a 4-part Online-Video-Series under the same title. This series of music-videos was shot in Mexico City, New Orleans, Texas, Louisiana, Austria and Germany and is a unique project in the European Jazz Scene combining a continuing plot with non-dialogue, jazz-music-only videos. The first Season of „Everything is Permitted“ was premiered online on January 20, 2015.

"I have yet to hear a group of musicians – anywhere – with a more serious sense of play.” (Rochester Jazz Festival)

Updates:
► Interzone perform at Rochester Jazz Festival and get an incredible review (see below)
► Interzone released the first European Jazz-TV-Series
► New reviews from FAZ, Die Zeit, Jazzthing, Jazzpodium,...

Those attempting to describe Mario Rom’s INTERZONE seem to be looking constantly for superlatives. After a concert at the famed Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, the festival’s main critic called them “easily one of the most entertaining and scintillating acts at this year’s festival. I have yet to hear a group ...

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Past Gigs Mario Rom's INTERZONE

  • 03 | 2016 Bad Gastein, Austria Snow Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2016 St. Lambrecht, Austria Jeunesse
  • 01 | 2016 Nürnberg, Germany Jazzstudio
  • 01 | 2016 Germering, Germany Stadthalle
  • 01 | 2016 Passau, Germany Cafe Museum
  • 01 | 2016 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess
  • 11 | 2015 Aachen, Germany Dumont
  • 11 | 2015 Cologne, Germany Klaeng Festival
  • 11 | 2015 Innsbruck, Austria Die Bäckerei
  • 11 | 2015 Banfield, Argentinia Banfield Ensamble Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentinia Buenos Aires Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentinia Buenos Aires Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Zwettl, Austria Syrnau
  • 10 | 2015 Saalfelden, Austria Nexus
  • 10 | 2015 Linz, Austria Brucknerhaus
  • 10 | 2015 Graz, Austria Stockwerk
  • 10 | 2015 Paris, France Jazz à la Cité
  • 10 | 2015 Berlin, Germany Aufsturz
  • 06 | 2015 Rochester, NY, USA Rochester Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 New York City, USA Austrian Cultural Forum
  • 04 | 2015 Wien, Austria Ö1 - Radiocafe
  • 03 | 2015 Wiesbaden, Germany Jazzarchitekt
  • 03 | 2015 Schwaz, Austria Eremitage
  • 03 | 2015 Izmir, Turkey Izmir Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Klagenfurt, Austria Raj
  • 03 | 2015 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess Jazz Club
  • 03 | 2015 Linz, Austria Strandgut
  • 03 | 2015 Istanbul, Turkey Austrian Cultural Forum
  • 02 | 2015 Passau, Germany Cafe Museum
  • 02 | 2015 Admont, Austria Team Gesäuse Kreativ
  • 01 | 2015 Everything is Permitted - Episode 1 Online-Video-Series Premiere!
  • 11 | 2014 Novi Sad, Serbia Novi Sad Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Doha, Qatar European Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Nürnberg, Germany Jazzstudio
  • 08 | 2014 Gliwice, Poland Jazz w Ruinach Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Krakow, Poland Summer Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Prachatice, Czech Republic Bohemia Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Budapest, Hungary Opus Jazz Club
  • 06 | 2014 Diersbach, Austria Inntöne Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Jerusalem, Israel Israel Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Vienna, Austria Jazzwerkstatt Vienna Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic Klub Stolarna
  • 05 | 2014 Brno, Czech Republic Stara Pekarna
  • 05 | 2014 Znojmo, Czech Republic Na Vecnosti
  • 04 | 2014 Graz, Austria Jazzwerkstatt Graz Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Voitsberg, Austria Jazz and More
  • 03 | 2014 Mexico City, Mexico EuroJazz Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Mexico City, Mexico Fonoteca Nacional
  • 02 | 2014 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess Jazz Club
  • 02 | 2014 Berlin, Germany Austrian Cultural Forum
  • 02 | 2014 Mexico City, Mexico Pata Negra
  • 02 | 2014 Steinbach, Austria Gallnsteine, Gasthaus Penkner
  • 02 | 2014 Rome, Italy Austrian Cultural Forum
  • 02 | 2014 Mödling, Austria Jazzforum
  • 02 | 2014 Mexico City, Mexico Zinco Jazz Club
  • 02 | 2014 Pohrsdorf, Germany Saxstall
  • 01 | 2014 Bad Hofgastein, Austria Sägewerk
  • 10 | 2013 Salzburg, Austria Jazz & the City
  • 10 | 2013 Graz, Austria Stockwerk
  • 09 | 2013 Turracher Höhe, Austria Projekt Almrauschen
  • 09 | 2013 Beijing, China Fringe Festival
  • 09 | 2013 Turracher Höhe, Austria Projekt Almrauschen
  • 09 | 2013 Beijing, China Fringe Festival
  • 09 | 2013 Haikou, China Haikou International Youth Experimental Arts Festival
  • 05 | 2013 Vienna, Austria Planter's Club
  • 03 | 2013 Linz, Austria La Boheme
  • 10 | 2012 Vienna, Austria Jazzwerkstatt Vienna, Zoom Night
  • 10 | 2012 Admont, Austria Stift, Kleiner Festsaal
  • 10 | 2012 Klagenfurt, Austria Raj
  • 09 | 2012 Rabat, Austria Les Sessions du Pietri
  • 09 | 2012 Tanger, Austria TANjazz Festival
  • 09 | 2012 Rabat, Austria Les Sessions du Pietri
  • 11 | 2011 Vienna, Austria Rauchsalon
  • 11 | 2011 Vienna, Austria Porgy & Bess Jazz Club
  • 09 | 2011 Scharnstein, Austria Jim Award Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2011 Vienna, Austria Werk
  • 01 | 2011 Linz, Austria La Boheme
  • 01 | 2011 Vienna, Austria Rauchsalon

Discography Mario Rom's INTERZONE

  • 2015 Everything is Permitted Album | Traumton Records
  • 2015 Everything is Permitted [Video-Series] DVD | -
  • 2012 Nothing is True Album | Laub Records

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Origin

  • Vienna AT

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Mario Rom Trumpet
  • Lukas Kranzelbinder Bass
  • Herbert Pirker Drums