On June 6, 2013, the Embassy hosted the Austrian jazz duo Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik. The duo has been in the music business for more than fifteen years and during that time has released four studio albums.
Michaela Rabitsch, a singer, composer and one of Austria’s top female jazz trumpet player, is a graduate of the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria. She and her musical partner, composer and guitarist Robert Pawlik, who studied at the conservatory of Vienna and the American Institute of Music possess a versatile repertoire of songs influenced by jazz, blues, pop and Latin melodies.
They were the first Austrian band to be invited to perform at The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, one of the leading jazz festivals worldwide, sharing the stage there with George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Regina Carter, Toots Thielemans and Jonathan Butler.
Their setlist for the concert at the Embassy also included new songs from their 4th studio album titled Voyagers, which was inspired by their numerous concerts in Europe, Asia and Africa over the past few years.