Concept An artist friend once told me that making art is like cooking. You‘re expecting some friends, open your fridge and see what you‘ve got. Then, creativity kicks in. You can stick to tradition or create something new. Go for an adventure. Push the limits. Either way, what you do will speak volumes about the kind of person you are. Food is life. The ultimate comfort zone is also a great metaphor for the act of creation.
Can you host? is a unique blend of travel, food, music and celebrities that takes us into the homes of some of the most awesome performers on earth. In each episode, American in Vienna music promoter Erich Zawinul visits a friend for a day of shopping, cooking, stories, hanging and possibly a jam session. Think people like Carlos Santana, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Benson and Zap Mama. Viewers will get the ultimate backstage experience as these acclaimed artists shed their public personas to chill out with their real-life friends and colleagues, giving us an unparalleled glimpse into their everyday lives and showing us that deep down they´re people just like us. Bringing together today’s obsession with cooking shows, high-intensity trips to some of the world’s most vibrant cities and our voyeuristic curiosity for the life of musicians, managers, agents … , the series will be a dazzlingly fun celebration of taste, creativity, and friendship. Part Anthony Bourdain, part celebrity “jazz” reality show, the series will give the audience their fix of star power while showing them that even world-renowned musicians live a regular life, go to the farmers’ market, and cook local food.