The Dane County Kassel-Dane Task Force presents the Edgar Knecht Trio, from Kassel County, Germany which is Dane County's sister county. A virtuoso of the piano keys, Edgar Knecht takes on the teutonic folk song with jazz and world music influences, breathing new life into a seemingly lost tradition. The pianist and composer is one of Germany's best jazz musicians who, among award-winning solo programs, has written numerous pieces for theatre, film, and television. His ensemble, featuring Rolf Denecke on bass and Tobias Schulte on drums, receives invitations to the most renowned international festivals, playing alongside established stars like John Scofield, Buena Vista Social Club, Pat Metheny, and Dave Holland. Wherever they go, Edgar Knecht and the band turn both the public and critics into fans.