Matthias Bröde, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, is a composer, improviser, jazz harmonicist and pianist. NEWS: THREE NEW ALBUMS WITH THREE DIFFERENT LINE UPS ARE RECENTLEY RECORDED AND READY TO BE PUBLISHED !!! 1.) January 2020: Recording-session with Berlin piano master Rolf Langhans for a harmonica/piano duo album, mainly playing jazz originals & standards; 2.) February 2020: The Berlin based BROEDE-SCHIRMER-UNIT recorded an album with all new compositions by Matthias Broede in Berlin @Tito's Zentrifuge, the real unique studio in Berlin-Wedding; with Bernd Oezsevim - dr, Jan Roder - bass, Tobias Schirmer - clarinets, Matthias Broede- harmonica, piano. 3.) November 2020: The Cologne based BROEDE-SCHICKENTANZ-QUARTET recorded a new album at Topaz-Studio in Cologne; Compositions by M.Broede & Andreas Schickentanz - trombone, Volker heinze - bass, Roland Hoeppner - drums.
From 1983-1990 he lived in Dusseldorf than moved to Cologne. He worked with Wolfgang Engstfeld, Claudio Puntin, Norbert Gottschalk , Peter Weniger, SDR–Big-Band , Michel Herr , Hubert Nuss , Paul Heller , Robert Landfermann, Christopher Dell , Oliver Potratz , Kalle Kalima, Jan Roder , Roland Höppner , Volker Heinze, Ralph Beerkircher, Martin Sasse, Johannes Fink , Michael Kersting , Joachim Schoenecker, Peter Weiss and Brasilian Singer Rosani Reis .
Matthias Bröde has recorded with the Norbert Gottschalk Band "Two Sessions" (Dr.Jazz Records,1993) and "Light Weight Sight" (Dr.Jazz Records,1988) which won an award from the "Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik" , with the Axel Fischbacher Group "Moods" (Blue Flame,1989) and "Spots From The Academy" (Dr.Jazz Records,1994) and with Othella Dallas a Live-CD at the Stadtgarten Cologne "Fever For Bluesy Jazz" (Mons Records,1995) .
As a leader he recorded with the MATTHIAS BRÖDE QUINTET “European Faces feat.Wolfgang Engstfeld” (GLM, 1999), with the MATTHIAS BRÖDE CHAMBER TRIO “From East To West:Strange Beauty Of The World” (Mr.D.Music, 2003), with MATTHIAS BRÖDE'S SPEAK TRES “Space Between Intervals” (Quadrant Records, 2012), with BRÖDE-VIER "Instinct to Play" (Jazzwerkstatt,2013) & with OH!-KESTER-OSLOER-3 "Where is Wedding"(Unitrecords, 2017).
Two quotes about his second CD “ FROM EAST TO WEST – STRANGE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD ” recorded by the MATTHIAS-BROEDE–CHAMBER-TRIO: TOOTS THIELEMANS : „ The world of Matthias Broede – pianist composer harmonica virtuoso : I can only applaud Matthias and his friends . I enjoy and I learn , what more to expect from a recording…? “ DAVID LIEBMAN : „ This is a very interesting and different approach to using the harmonica in jazz . With a giant like Toots around , it is hard to escape the shadow but Matthias has accomplished that admirably on this recording . “