What Lia Pale does is basically nothing other than what is common practice in jazz – taking existing musical material and making something individual and new out of it. The only difference is that she does not take her songs from the “Great American Songbook”, but from the “Great European Songbook”. In other words, instead of G. Gershwin, I. Berlin and C. Porter, until now she opted for F. Schubert, R. Schumann and J. Brahms. Now, the singer is devoting herself to a project close to her heart and for this special evening has added a “Handel Songbook” to her repertoire. The Swiss pianist Mathias Rüegg, who arranged the pieces, will also be bringing his detail-loving fingers into play. What will actually transpire live on the evening cannot yet be revealed. But one thing is certain: the “Handel Songbook” is set to build yet another exciting bridge between the Baroque and jazz and will seriously groove.