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the multiple joy[ce] orchestra - musicians

  • Scott Fields,
    guitar, has produced music on and off since the 1960s, first in Chicago, then throughout North America,
    Europe, and Asia. His work is usually classified as either avant-jazz or New Music. As a composer he is
    commissioned occasionally for concert or dance music, but usually writes for his amorphous ensemble.
    Fields is represented on 25 CDs as a leader on such labels as Delmark, Clean Feed, Neos, Music&Arts,
    Rogue Art, Not Two and New World. See www.scottfields.com and www.myspace.com/scottfieldsensemble.
    Scott Fields, the orchestra's guitarist, has also been one of the guest composers. In September 2011 the
    Portuguese label Clean Feed Records released "Moersbow/OZZO," a CD of The Multiple Joyce Orchestra performing Fields' compositions. www.scottfields.com
    www.myspace.com/scottfieldsensemble.


  • Sebastian Gramss,
    double bass, cellist and composer.
    He studied music in Stuttgart (classical), the Netherlands and in Cologne (double bass + composition)
    1993 he founded the renowned group „Underkarl“.
    Besides chamber music he also composed for radio plays, film and theatre. Music for Pina Bausch.
    Extensive touring led him to venues and festivals all over the world.
    ....worked/recorded with:
    Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Peter Kowald, Stefano Scodanibbio, Zeena Parkins, Sidsel Endresen, Elliot Sharp,
    Peter Brötzmann, Karl Berger, Axel Dörner, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram....
    Press: "Sebastian Gramss is a masterful bass player, establishing his ability to play full dark lines,
    then demonstrating a consistently firm grasp of arco technique..." (Cadence Magazine, New York)


  • Born in Germany 1977, Drummer Joe Hertenstein
    is currently living in NYC. Previously, he studied Music in Munich, Rotterdam, Berlin and
    Cologne. He won European Jazz competitions like Concours Ceramique Jazzcontest 2003
    and the NRW-Jazzart-Prize 2004. Festival appearances: Hoeilaart Jazzfestival Brussels, JekerJazzMaastricht, Leverkusener Jazztage, Moers New Jazz Festival...
    He performed at the Philharmonie Cologne in 2007, at Carnegie Halls Weill-Recital-Hall
    in 2007 and 2008 as well as at the J.F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC in 2008.


  • Thomas Heberer,

    The Penguin Guide to Jazz called him "an outstandingly gifted trumpeter," colleague Dave Douglas "a European master," and critic Steve Lake "our new trumpet genius."

    He was awarded both the SWR-Jazzpreis, and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik with Heberer/Manderscheid, in 1990. As a member of Misha Mengelberg`s and Han Bennink's Instant Composers Pool (ICP), he won the Down Beat Critics TDWR Poll in 2002, and the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik with Aki Takase`s Band in 2004.

    Thomas Heberer, born 1965 in Schleswig, Germany, started playing the trumpet at age 11; from 1984 to 1987, he studied under Manfred Schoof at the Cologne conservatory. He has performed on 6 continents; was a part-time lecturer at the conservatory Frankfurt/Main (1993-97) and a guest lecturer at the Banff Centre in 2007; served as Germany`s representative with the European Broadcast Union Big Band in 1998; recorded over 50 CDs as a sideman and has a dozen CDs under his own leadership.

    The Tanztheater Wuppertal uses Stella and Mouth (two CDs released under the pseudonym T.O.M.) in the performances titled Für die Kinder von gestern, heute und morgen (2002) and Ten Chi (2004), both choreographed by Pina Bausch.

    Collaborations past and present include: Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Willem Breuker, Peter Brötzmann, Eugene Chadbourne, Dave Douglas, Frank Gratkowski, Christoph Haberer, Gerry Hemingway, Guus Janssen, Maria Joao, Achim Kaufmann, Steve Lacy, Oliver Lake, George Lewis, Paul Lovens, Albert Mangelsdorff, Butch Morris, David Murray, Sunny Murray, Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Elliott Sharp, Tomasz Stanko, Norbert Stein, Attila Zoller, John Zorn
    www.thomasheberer.com


  • Constantin Herzog,

    Constantin Herzog born 1984 in Wertheim am Main, lives in Cologne.
    Violoncello lessons, later self-taught bass guitar and electric guitar.
    Jazz doublebass studies with Rudi Engel and Dieter Manderscheid.
    Concerts in the areas of Improvised Music, Contemporary Music, Jazz, Rock, with various individual projects, Multiple Joyce Orchestra, Ensemble Groba, Ensemble Hand Werk, Ensemble Garage, Polychrome Orchestra, Bujazzo.
    Musiktriennale Köln/AchtbrückenFestival, Kölner Musiknacht, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Altstadtherbst Düsseldorf, Sounding D, Museum Ludwig Köln, New Talents Biennale Köln, Jazz Peak Sofia, BR, WDR, Deutschlandfunk.
    CD releases on GOGO-Music, AO-NRW und Mitonke Records.


  • Leonhard Huhn

    Born in Berlin 1986 Leonhard Huhn moved to Cologne in 2006 to study jazz-saxophone with Frank Gratkowski. He attended several workshops and masterclasses with Paulo Alvares, Sidsel Endresen, Roman Filiu, Achim Kaufmann, David Liebman, Stefano Scodanibbio, Peter Weniger a.o. He plays and composes in the fields of jazz, improvised and contemporary music, new music, electronic music and dance improvisation. He performs and composes in various ensembles e.g. 'Trio Cel' with violoncello and doublebass, which toured through Germany, 'Das Klangregime' or 'Olaf Lind Quartet' (concert at the WDR). 2011 DebutCD 'Far East Suite' with bassist Sebastian Gramss. He is a member of Colognes 'Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra', 'gRoBa Orchestra' and of the Würzburger 'Polychrome Orchestra'. Leonhard played during the Langnau-Jazz-Nights (Swiss), Tremplin Jazz Festival Avignon (France), Cologne-Jazz-Nights, Saarbrücker-Sommermusik, Cologne-Music-Week, Kölner Musiknacht and played along with musicians like Hayden Chisholm, Markus Eichenberger, Sidsel Endresen, David Friedman, Joe Gallardo, Sebastian Gramss, Frank Gratkowski, Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Etienne Nillesen, John Taylor, Underkarl, Kenny Wheeler a.o. He is a scholar of the 'Yehudi Menuhin Foundation' Germany.
  • Nora Krahl

    The German cellist Nora Krahl has performed throughout Europe, Turkey and in the USA at international festivals as Ruhrtriennale, Munich Biennale, Bang on a Can Summer Festival (USA) and the International Conference of ISEA 2010. She is member of the contemporary music ensembles Antares project and Ensemble Folkwang Modern, She is collaborating with the composer Johannes Schmidt (Vc and electronics) and the visual artist Sena Basoz (Istanbul). Nora Krahl is passionate about contemporary music, and has performed in new music festivals such as International Summer Academy for Contemporary Music Darmstadt, SICPP (Boston), and Next Generation of ZKM Karlsruhe, where she worked with the cellists Lukas Fels (Arditti Quartet), Rohan de Saram and sa kaberg. Furthermore she worked with composers as Helmut Lachenmann, Martin Bresnick, Tristan Murail, Michael Gordon and Johannes Kalitzke. Ms. Krahl has been awarded scholarships by Ensemble Modern, Allianz Kul-turstiftung, the State of Niedersachsen and DAAD (German Academic exchange Program). In 2010/11 she was artist in residence in Istanbul, awarded by "Kunststiftung NRW" (Germany). Ms. Krahl holds a german music diploma from the Folkwang University of Music, Theater and Dance in Essen, where she studied with Professor Alexander Hülshoff. She is currently pursuing her PhD in musicology, in the field of early electronic music.
    www.norakrahl.de


  • Niels Klein

    Saxophone, Clarinets
    1998-2002 studies in saxophone and composition at the Hochschule für Musik, Köln.
    concerts with many different bands and projects like Nils Wogram, Underkarl, Vince Mendoza, Albert Mangelsdorf,
    a.m.o.his compositions were performed by various Bands and Orchestras like the Metropole Orchestra Hilversum,
    European Jazz Orchestra, Helios Ensemble, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra a.o.
    2004 winner in the competition „jazzart crossing borders 2004“ as bigband composer and soloist.
    2004 he received the NRW- Förderpreis.
    2004 Release of his debut CD „NIELS KLEIN TRIO“ with Dietmar Fuhr (bass) and Nils Tegen (drums) on Mons Records.
    2005 he put together his new Tentett for a studio-production of the WDR. This project was also presented on the
    Traumzeit Festival Duisburg, and the first jazzcologne-festival.
    2005 Composition of a mass for choir and double wind quintet for the ensemble o:ton.
    2005 he was chosen by the radio-station Deutschlandfunk as german representative in the EBU-European-Jazz-Orchestra
    for an extended tour in Europe and Canada.
    2005 he was invited to the International Euroring Composers Workshop with Vince Mendoza.
    This was linked to a commission of a work for the Metropole Orchestra, Hilversum, Netherlands.
    2005 he recieves the “Förderpreis der Stadt Köln” for Jazz and improvised music.
    (Horst u. Gretl Will scholarship).
    2007 release of his 2nd CD Niels Klein Tentett "The Last Soup" on Jazzhausmusik.
    2008 he was Composer and Conductor of the European Jazz Orchestra on an extended tour across Europe.
    2008 he recieved the first "Jazzbaltica Förderpreis" with the Quartet Firomanum.
    2009 he will be Composer/Conductor of the German Youth Jazz Orchestra (BUJAZZO) on its 44th workshop and
    concerts during fall 2009.


    Isis Krüger,

    Acting studies with Susan Batson and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. Since 1985 engagements in German state theatres in Berlin, Bonn, Essen, Hamburg. Leading parts like Mary Stuart, Hedda Gabler, Arkadina. Various theatre projekts in Italy . Increasingly working as a singer actress in musicals such as My Fair Lady, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Teethn Smiles. 2004 first vocal performances in contemprary music (L. Nono), Witterner Tage f. Kammermusik. Performing with James Choice Orchestra - Hübsch, Stein, Gratkowski, Schubert. Th. Kessler, Philharmonie Köln, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, - Moers Festival. Numerous Tv & Movie & Radiodrama Appearences.


  • Thomas Lehn,
    analogue synthesizer, studied recording engineering and piano at the Music
    Academies of Detmold and Cologne. Since the early 1990s he has been
    performing live-electronic music with analogue synthesizers of the
    late 1960s, since 1994 in particular with the EMS 'Synthi A'. Rooted
    in his background as an interpreting and improvising pianist in
    numerous ensemble and solo performances of classical, contemporary
    notated and various forms of improvised musics as well as a wide
    spectrum of involvements in numerous multi-media projects since the
    early 1980s, he has been developing an individual 'language' of
    electronic music.

    In numerous of his main projects he collaborates with various artists
    of the international musical avantgarde: this includes duetts with
    Gerry Hemingway, Marcus Schmickler, Paul Lovens, Frederic Blondy as
    well as trios such as KONK PACK (with Tim Hodgkkimson and Roger
    Turner), TOOT (with Phil Minton and Axel Doerner), THERMAL (with John
    Butcher and Andy Moor), FUTCH (with Jon Rose and Johannes Bauer) and
    larger ensembles like the CORTET (with Cor Fuhler, John Butcher and
    Rhodri Davies) and the MUSIC IN MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC ORCHESTRA (MIMEO).

    Tours in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
    Various projects supported by Goethe-Institutes in Belgrade,
    Budapest, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Lille, London, Manchester,
    Marseille, Montreal, Rome, Tokyo, Toronto, Wellington.

    Currently he is involved in new projects like the ensemble]h[iatus,
    an ensemble for interpretation and improvisation of contemporary
    music (in collaboration with Le Quan Ninh, Martine Altenburger
    a.m.o.), speak easy (with Ute Wasssermann, Phil Minton and Martin
    Blume), SHIFT (with Philip Zoubek, Frank Gratkowski, Dieter
    Manderscheid and Martin Blume), ITI (with Ken Vandermark, Johannes
    Bauer and Paal Nilsson-Love).


  • Axel Lindner
    (*1980) started working as
    a music teacher and freelance musician in 2001.
    He commenced Jazz - Violin studies in 2004 at the "Hogeschool voor de kunsten" in Arnhem.
    Since 2006 he has continued his studies at the "Hochschule für Musik zu Köln"
    with Michael Gustorff.More recently, Axel was repeatedly engaged by the "Junge Kammeroper
    Köln" and the "Schauspielhaus Bochum" as a reliable stage musician. As a studio
    musician he has participated in several TV, - Film - and CD productions (for example "Jansen").
    As the violinist and keyboardist in the band of the Cologne based pop artist "Roman" he
    appeared as part of the support act for Suzanne Vega on her Germany 2007 tour.
    Current projects include the acoustic trio "Hot Club de Cologne" (including venues in
    Berlin and Potsdam) and the "Sunship String Quartet" (most notably in "Kölner
    Musiknacht" 2008).
    Presently, Axel Lindner teaches the violin at the Offene Jazz Haus Schule (Cologne) and the English
    language Rheindahlen Music Centre (Mönchengladbach).
    In the beginning of 2008, he joined the Multiple Joy(ce) Orchestra as a violinist.


  • Dieter Manderscheid,
    Bass
    Was born 1956 in Trier, Germany
    Studied Music in Saarbrücken and Cologne 1977-84
    Worked with the Orchestra of the Saarländisches Staatstheater 1979-1980
    Worked with the Ensemble Modern in different projects

    Is busy playing the international festival scene with different bands, for example
    Berliner JazzFest Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt/M. New Jazz Festival Moers Kölner JazzHaus Festival Jazzfestival Leipzig Jazzfestival Glauchau Thüringer Jazzmeile Salzburger Festspiele (Österreich) Ullrichsberger Kaleidophon (Österreich) Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen (Österreich) Luzern Festival (CH) Taktlos (Zürich/Basel CH) Tampere Jazz Happening (Finnland) The Knitting Factory Festival (USA) Jazz Yatra (Indien) Jazzfestival Vancouver (Kanada) Jazz Brugge (Belgien) Novembermusic (B,NL) Zomerjazzfietstour (Groningen NL)
    Was sent to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Western Afrika, East Afrika, Madagaskar, Amerika by German Cultural Institut Goethe
    Was teaching at different German Music Conservatories, since 1994 at Hochschule für Musik Koeln, Germany
    Since 2004 Professorship for Double Bass at the Hochschule für Musik Koeln



  • Annette Maye

    clarinet and bassclarinet
    After her scientific graduation in Eastern European history, musicology and russian language Annette enrolled in the Cologne Conservatory where she was educated in Jazz clarinet by Claudio Puntin and Frank Gratkowski. She has been a member of Paulo Alvares« class of improvisation and aleatoric music. With a scholarship in 2004/2005 she remained in Paris for 7 months and continued her musical studies at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse" a.o. with Alain Savouret and Riccardo del Fra. As a jazz musician, Annette often works with musicians coming from different musical backgrounds. She founded the "ensemble FisFüz" (oriental jazz) along with frame drum specialist Murat Coskun in 1995. In 1998 "ensemble FisFüz" were awarded first price of SWR-world music competition. She took numerous journeys with "ensemble FisFüz" allover Europe, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Iran and has recorded numerous CDs. Currently "ensemble FisFüz" is working with Gianluigi Trovesi (Italy).
    Annette has spent years investigating Turkish folklore and art-music. The clarinet player has played along with Turkish, Arabian and Moroccoan musicians on numerous occasions. She ist involved in world music and contemporary jazz projects such as the prize winning "Schäl Sick Brass Band". The clarinet player worked with: a.o. Mohamed Mounir, Al Houssaine Kili, Taceddin Diker, Mehmet Akatay. Concerts: a.o. Jazzfestival Sofia (Bulgaria), Moers New Jazz Festival, Taiwan Music Festival, European Music Festival Teheran (Iran), WOMEX Berlin, "Rock for People"-Festival (Czech Republic), BR, WDR, ZDF, ARD, Mozartfest Würzburg, Mawazine Festival (Morocco), Concerts with Goethe Institute allover the world.
    Over the past years Annette shows an increasing activity in the field of contemporary and improvised music. She plays with the modern chamber music trio "Musai" and various orchestras ("Adam Noidlt Missiles", "Multiple Joyce Orchestra"). In this field she worked with: a.o. Earle Brown, Paulo Alvares, Dave Tucker, David Leahy
    www.annettemaye.com



  • Matthias Mainz
    trumpeter, composer, conceptual artist
    1994 - 2000 Jazzstudies at Folkwanghochschule Essen and Musikhochschule Köln. He was awarded the city of cologne prize for improvised music/jazz in 2001 for a cycle of settings of the late poetry of Paul Celan. In 2001 he founded the interdisziplinary ensemble realtime research with which he so far realised three performance-pieces in media-environments, a social sonic skulpture, a theater production and numerous concerts, workshops and lectures at academies of music and arts in Germany, Poland, USA, Norway and England. Beside his own works he can be seen in collaborations in the contexts of improvisation and composition, performance and contemporary dance.



  • Cologne-based trumpet player and composer Udo Moll
    is widely recognized as one of the most innovative minds of the younger german music scene.
    Having studied jazz trumpet and contemporary composition in Cologne, he founded the legendary groups
    „Brainslasher“, „Novotnik44“ and „das mollsche gesetz“, composed music for dance theatre and a
    variety of chamber music in cross-stylistic settings.
    Currently he works a lot with media artists and is researching eastern european folk music as
    well as the possibilities of using the computer as an instrument for improvisation. Travelling with
    diverse groups, Moll played concerts all over Europe and in Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Algeria, Syria, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
    www.udomoll.de



  • Matthias Muche
    lives in Cologne and works as a trombone
    player and media artist. He studied Music and Art at the “Hochschule der Künste Amsterdam”, at the “Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln” and at the” Hochschule für Musik Köln” with Prof. Bart van Lier, Prof. Anthony Moore and Prof. Paulo Alvares. Muche works with many different Artists like Misha Mengelberg, Frank Gratkowski, Nils Klein, Larry Ochs and Robyn Schulkowsky. His work with dancers and multimedia artists, as well as with jazz, modern-music, and multicultural music groups at the North Sea Jazzfestival Den Haag, Moers Festival, Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg GetItLouder Festival Shanghai/Beijing and the Cairo International Festival For Experimental Theatre - is representative of the great variety and flexibility of his artistic work. In his Media Art projects he experiments with symbiotic, intertwined auditory and visual compositional processes, and concepts presentation formats which motivate, intensify and feedback one another. The newest works where shown in Bern, Paris and at the ART COLOGNE. Sven Hahne and Matthias Muche are the founder and artist directors of the interdisciplinary Festival FRISCHZELLE. www.zeitkunst.eu
    www.matthiasmuche.com


  • Kathrin Pechlof
    harpist & composer
    studied classical harp playing with Gudrun Haag in Munich and jazz composing in Cologne with Joachim Ullrich and Frank Gratkowski. 2010 she founded a jazz group Kathrin Pechlof Sextett with Matthias Schriefl, Philipp Gropper, Gerhard Gschlössl, Robert Landfermann, Jonas Burgwinkel to play compositions of her own. Played and toured across Europe, played at several festivals and was invited by Goethe Institut to play in Istanbul, Izmir und Athens. Recordings for radio broadcasting, TV, Cds. (BR, rbb, Deutschlandfunk, ZDF, Pirouet, perfect toy records, SONY, Himpsl records) Worked and recorded as harpist with Jazz musicians Pablo Held Trio, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Robert Landfermann, Christian Weidner, Wanja Slavin, Johannes Lauer, Niels Klein, Uwe Steinmetz, The Cosmic Groove Orchestra, Oliver Leicht, Tobias Christl, Matthias Schriefl, Barbara Buchholz, Jerker Kluge as well as with classical ensembles e.g. Stuttgart Philharmonic (G. Feltz), Orchestra of Ludwigsburg Festival (M. Hofstätter), South Western Philharmonic (V. Christopoulos), Münchner Kammerorchester (A. Liebreich), Taschenphilharmonie München (P.Stangel) and the bavarian jazz group Unterbiberger Hofmusik with Jay Ashby, Claudio Roditi. Wrote and arranged music for bands, she works with, for a theaterplay, movie and documentary. Nominated for German Critic Award 2010 with Jazz Quartett Cosmic Groove Orchestra and ECHO Klassik 2011 with Taschenphilharmonie München.
    www.kathrinpechlof.de


  • Melvyn Poore
    Melvyn Poore has led and continues to lead a varied musical life as tubist, composer, sound designer and sound diffuser, researcher in Computer Music, computer programmer, electronic musician, recording engineer, theatre musician, educationalist, improviser, champion of new musics, performance artist... Born in England, educated at the University of Birmingham, he moved to Germany in 1991, at first working on his own performance practice projects at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) Karlsruhe. He has been active for over 25 years in both the Improvised Music and New Music scenes: one of his main artistic contributions being the integration of live electronics with acoustic instruments. He has travelled far and wide throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, performing, broadcasting, teaching, leading workshops in schools, on beaches and street corners, in canteens, colleges, clubs, castles and even in concert halls. Through his co-operation with composers over the years he has considerably enlarged the repertoire of the tuba. His current main projects are a book about the tuba and a retro-tuba with a second bell.


  • Dirk Rothbrust
    Dirk Rothbrust His parents wanted him to play the accordion, but the son had other ideas. He was born in 1968 in Illingen (Saarland). During a Carnival celebration there, he was overwhelmingly inspired by the percussion instruments, which immediately became an important anchor for the future.
    All his other activities became more and more superficial, which basically gave him no other choice than to make it his profession. Dirk Rothbrust studied from 1986-1994 with Franz Lang and Isao Nakamura at the Musikhochschule in Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe. Classical repertoire and subsequently contemporary works awaited the students there. Playing a drum set in rock bands or with the Illingen wind band was no longer required. His diversity in musical taste has however remained. Jazz, improvisation and all sorts of other combinations still cause his pulse rate to increase, along with a fascination to cross over musical boundaries.
    Dirk Rothbrust says, "It is fascinating to search for different sounds with percussion. A percussionist can almost make anything resonate, and then with further experimenting can refine that soundÕs quality"
    He has been a member of the "Schlagquartett Köln" (Cologne percussion quartet) since 1995. His regular work there and with various other ensembles have given him an ideal forum to focus on further experimentation, augmentation and development of his diverse musical ideas. Dirk Rothbrust became a member of Ensemble musikFabrik in 2006.


  • Sue Schlotte
    Sue Schlotte plays the cello with a traditional and a curved bow.
    She has concentrated on free improvised music since completing her musical studies.
    She performs solo and with different kinds of musicians, but also with dancers, livepainters and at the theater, actually at the Schauspiel Köln. She founded "Imprompt Ð zeitgenössische Kunst und Musik / Bonn", gives workshops for improvisation, cello-ensemble and TaKeTiNa, she lives with her family in Bonn / Germany.
    www.sueschlotte.de


  • Angelika Sheridan
    speaks as a flutist (bass and c-flute) an own unique sound language.
    Through the combination of traditional tone production, extended and self developed techniques she defines
    the sound of her instrument new, beyond usual flute clichés.
    Sheridan works internationally as a performer of contemporary written and improvised music.
    She takes part in different ensembles and projects, also in intermedial contexts, involving dance and
    silent movies. (ensemble ]h[iatus, Sichtlaut)
    Angelika Sheridan studied classical flute at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and studied
    further improvisation and experimental music with Ran Blake und John Heiss in Boston, USA.
    She lives in Cologne, Germany, where she teaches at the music conservatory.


  • Christian Thomé
    began playing drums at age 14, he had been studying the clarinet and piano
    from up age 6. Born in 1970, he grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, playing
    music ranging from pop, rock and fusion to swing. In 1991 he went to Arnhem,
    The Netherlands, to attend the Arnhem Institut for the Arts, where he studied
    with Joop van Erven and René Creemers. During this time he let his own
    bands and consolidated his skills in composing and arranging. In 1997 he moved
    to Cologne, Germany, and has since become one of the most in demand drummers
    in germany's jazz/new music scene today.
    In addition to co-leading and composing for the groups Lühning and Arnie Bolden,
    Christian records and tours extensively with diverse groups including Sebastian
    Gramss' Mad Michel, Efrat Alony, Trio Stockhausen/Comisso/Thomé,
    Thomas Heberer Trio, Nanoschlaf, Jürgen Friedrich's bits and pieces and
    the worldmusic band "Schäl Sick Brass Band".
    Christian is currently recording with his electronic trio Radio Köber, his
    latest cd "hauptstrom" and debut album as a leader with his septet Tomatic 7
    is available on JHM Recordings. He also performed with musicians, including Lee Konitz,
    Peter Kowald, Evan Parker, Michael Moore, Dhafer Youssef, Michel Godard, Rainer Winterschladen,
    Ike Willis, John Goldsby, Markus Stockhausen, Claudio Puntin, Guillaume Orti, Till Brönner,
    Dieter Manderscheid, Frank Chastenier, Hans Lüdemann, Henning Sieverts, Achim Kaufmann,
    Sebastian Hess, Hartmut Kracht, Céline Rudolph, Michiel Braam, Wilbert de Joode,
    Jorrit Dijkstra, Oene van Geel, Peter Fessler, Moritz Eggert, Sebastian Gramss, Nils Wogram,
    Matthias Schubert, Rudi Mahall.


  • Holger Werner
    Jg. 81 studierte Jazzklarinette- und Saxophon in Köln bei Frank Gratkowski und Claudius Valk. Er war Mitglied des Bundesjugendjazzorchesters (BuJazzO) sowie der European Masterclass BigBand unter der Leitung von Peter Herbolzheimer. Konzertreisen führten in u.a.nach Zentralamerika, Russland, Frankreich und in die Ukraine. Neben seiner regelmä§igen Tätigkeit als Instrumentallehrer wirkte er an zahlreichen Theater- und Studioproduktionen sowie Rundfunkmitschnitten (WDR, Bremer Radio) mit. Darüber hinaus trat er auf zahlreichen Musikfestivals im In- und Ausland, u.a. North Sea Jazzfestival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz on the Cuc, Göttinger Jazzfestival, in Erscheinung. Aktuelle Besetzungen: Bellbird, Tobias HoffmannÔs Fallschirme, Tiefgang


  • Philip Zoubek,

    Philip Zoubek, Piano and Composition born 1978 in Tulln, Austria studied jazz-piano in Vienna and Cologne, where he also lives since 2001 worked with Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert deJoode, Thomas Lehn, Clayton Thomas, Paul Lytton, and many others. Concerts at the Konzerthaus Wien, Philharmonie Luxenburg, Moersfestival, Ullrichsberger Kaleidophon, GetItLouder Festival Shanghai/BeijingÉ.. For further information please visit www.philipzoubek.com



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