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Andreas Hertel

Andreas Hertel is a German jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and piano teacher. Since the early 90ies he has been on the German jazz scene. He published 10 CDs with original compositions in solo, trio, and quintet settings and wrote about 200 jazz tunes, some big band arrangements, and theatre music. Two of his CDs received longlist nominations for a German Record Critic's Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik"): "Blue Bop" (Trio, 2022) and "Keepin' the Spirit" (2015), feat. guest stars Dusko Goykovich (tp/flh), Tony Lakatos (sax), "Lady Bass" Lindy Huppertsberg (b), Jens Biehl (dr)

Hertel studied jazz-piano (1993-97) in Mainz, Germany and visited workshops with Simon Nabatov and Kenny Werner, Herb Geller, Jiggs Whigham, Gustavo Bergalli, among others.

His Christmas song "It might be Christmas Every Day", arranged with string quartet, piano and female vocalist can be listened to on YouTube and spotify. The sheet music has been published by the famous Doblinger Verlag (publisher) in Vienna, Austria. Also available in arrangements for voice and piano (which is also for piano solo) and for male and female choir (SATB).

He wrote some music books for piano students (also published by doblinger.at): - "Let's Play Jazz" (jazz piano examples in different styles and instructions for lead sheet playing and improvisation, intermediate. Blues, swing, bop, ballad, soul jazz, bossa, modal jazz) - "Easy Going" (easy pop), - "The Grooving Piano" (Rock piano, intermediate)

In 2009, some compositions of Andreas were printed in a new German jazz realbook.

CDs: "BLUE BOP" / Andreas Hertel Trio, 2022 ++ "SUN ON THE WAY" / Andreas Hertel Quintet, 2021 ++ "CONTEMPLATION" / Andreas Hertel solo & with Dialog string quartet, 2020 ++ "IT MIGHT BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY" / Andreas Hertel featuring Silvia Willecke and Dialog Quartett (string quartet, piano, female singer), maxi single CD, 2019 ++ "KEEPIN' THE SPIRIT" / Andreas Hertel Trio feat. Dusko Goykovich + Tony Lakatos, 2015 ++ "ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART" / piano solo, 2015 (standards) ++ "RHYTHM OF MY SOUL" / Trio "Groove Jazz Fanatics", 2013 ++ "MY KIND OF BEAUTY" / Andreas Hertel Quintet, 2008 ++ "SWING JAZZ" / "Tea for Three" Swing Trio, 2008 (standards) ++ "WABI SABI" / Quartet, 2003 ++ "COMPOSER'S VOICE" / Quartet, 2000 +++

Main projects are the Andreas Hertel Quintet, as well as the Andreas Hertel Trio, playing original compositions of Andreas, sometimes featuring guest musicians. Some solo work and duo concerts. e.g. with Jens Bunge (harmonica) or Tilmann Höhn (guitar).

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Blue Bop

LAIKA Records
2022

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Sun On The Way

LAIKA Records
2021

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Contemplation

LAIKA Records
2020

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Keepin' the Spirit

LAIKA Records
2015

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Sun on the Way

From: Sun On The Way
By Andreas Hertel

Blue Bop

From: Blue Bop
By Andreas Hertel

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