photo by Steffie Weissman
new solo LP
photo by Alexander Gumz
Duo with Tony Buck
Spill is the Berlin-based duo of Magda Mayas on piano and clavinet and Tony Buck on drums/percussion, formed in 2003. They have, to date released 3 albums as the duo, and have
collaborated with John Butcher on the UnSounds label release Plume as well as with American bassist Damon Smith on the CD Spill Plus (on the Nuscope label).
Tony and Magda have been playing all over Europe, the USA, Australia, Singapore and Lebanon and, for a few weeks in November 2017 , we will be at a residency in California, http://montalvoarts.org/
to work on a new record!
photo by Peter Gannushkin
Duo with Christine Abdelnour, sax
Having released two CDs on unsound and Olofbright, Christine and Magda have been playing together since 2009.
with Laura Altman, clarinet
Monica Brooks, accordion
Magda Mayas, piano
Great Waitress was formed in 2009, curated as a first time collaboration at the The NOW now Festival in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Since then the trio has released three albums, and performed many events in Australia and across Europe including the NOW now Festival 2011, Sound Out Festival (2011), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf Austria, 2011), Music Unlimited 26 (Wels Austria, 2012) and All Ears Festival (Oslo, Norway 2014).
Their new LP “Hue” (Another Dark Age), and two CD releases “Flock” (Creative Sources, 2014) and “Lucid” (Splitrec, 2011) are available to order online.
photo by Christina Marx
Mazen Kerbaj: trumpet
Magda Mayas: piano
Mike Majkowski: double-bass
Tony Buck: drums
Das B. was formed in Berlin in 2015, bringing together four musicians who have all developed highly personalised and refined approaches to their instruments. Having collaborated in
various constellations before, as a quartet they create a canopy-like sound world, unfolding naturally and flowing organically.
"Atonal dance music for the brain.” - Holger Pauler / Jazzthetik
"the microscopically operating "B" Quartet… a piece of magic." - Guy Peters / Enola
Isak Hedtjärn,cl, Fredrik Rasten, gt and Torstein Larvik Larsen, tp
Magda Mayas, piano
A band revolving around the writing, drumming and guitar of Tony Buck, with core line-up of Magda Mayas on organ and piano, James Welburn on bass, and Brendan Dougherty playing drums.