Rachel Guerzo Trio
featuring Jens Bunge (Harmonica)
with Rizal Tony (Guitar), Andy (Bass)
Rachel Guerzo is a Jazz pianist/singer who studied at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Born into Malaysia’s most influential music family background, the Solianos, Rachel has emerged as one of the most exciting and groundbreaking jazz musicians in her own right, possessing an uncanny ability to craft new arrangements to popular jazz standards and chart-topping pop numbers. A naturally gifted entertainer that has been commanding stages for the past two decades.
Jens Bunge began to teach himself to play the chromatic harmonica at the age of 18. Influenced by the recordings of Toots Thielemans, he soon found his passion for jazz. Being an untiring globetrotter, Jens Bunge has been playing his harmonica on all five continents: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal, Honolulu, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Cape Town are just a few of the locations where he appeared as a featured guest. He gave workshops at the World Harmonica Festival. Alternating with Jamey Aebersold, he supervises the jazz column of the international specialist magazine The Harmonica Educator. Bunge works in the main profession as an ordained Protestant pastor at a vocational school in Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Jens Bunge started playing the chromatic harmonica at age 18 and soon found his true passion – Jazz. Having recorded 8 solo records, he can also be heard on numerous records of Artists such as Rick Smith, Ralf Gauck, Kay Tse and many others. But even more so, Jens is actively touring and has brought his music to all 5 continents and is one of the fixtures on nearly all renowned harmonica festivals.