The Runway Quartet: A New York State of Mind

A brilliant concert in front of a sold-out venue, many encores and a grand atmosphere: "The Runway Quartet" from Innsbruck thrilled the audience with Broadway hits and pop songs in their own arrangements.

The melodies and titles are well known, coming from successful musical productions like "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Hair" or "Rent". Bandleader Craig Hansford, also trombonist in the symphony orchestra of the Tiroler Landestheater, impressed with his voice, Florian Bramböck, known beyond the borders of Tyrol, also showed the quiet tones of the saxophone in the solo piece "Don't cry for me Argentina". They were supported by Dragan Trajkovski (electric bass and double bass) and Robert Gmachl-Pammer (drums and drum set).

The Runway Quartet has been around since 2020 and is a tribute to the famous Broadway in New York. The name Runway refers to Innsbruck's "Broadway", specifically to the "Rennweg", the address of the Tiroler Landestheater. The band started with songs from musicals that were played at the Landestheater at that time, such as: "My Fair Lady", "Chicago", "Kiss Me Kate" or "The King and I". Meanwhile, the repertoire reaches into the 2000s and the band is not afraid to write their own arrangements. Together they have often played on big stages, most recently at the benefit concert for the Ukraine in the Tiroler Landestheater. They also enjoy performing at smaller street concerts.


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