On his second Album „Cinco Pesos“ Robert Soelkner, uses elements of Cuban and South American Music and transforms them into an independent, urban kind of Sound. Typical lines and grooves suddenly end up being something new in this different context. The broad range of elements vary from Drum´n´Bass-like horn sections to a “Lounge” kind of Bossa Nova to Jive-like Remixes. Odd meter together with electronics, Rumba meets NuJazz. Within all of that there is, however, a six piece live band in the spotlight, performing, soloing, and interacting.
Robert Soelkner studied classical piano at the Conservatory in Innsbruck and Jazz Piano at the former Bruckner Conservatory in Linz. He also gained musical experience in New York and in Cuba
He has been working with numerous Musicians from Austria, the US, Central - and South America. Among these: Florian Bramboeck, Milagros Piñera, Christian Maurer, Jeni Williams, Hubert Tubbs, Andy McKee, Heinrich von Kalnein (D), Martin Ohrwalder, Axel Mayer, Martin Harms (D), Gerwin Eisenhauer (D), Enrique Torres, Johannes Sigl, Martin Nitsch, Mayra León, Andy Mayerl, Ricardo Hernandez, Paul Tolloy,..