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Ernst Bier

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Ernst Bier - Biography born in Barntrupp / Lippe Studies * 1975 - 77: studied with Billy Brooks (Swiss Jazzschool, Bern) * 1982 - 85: private studies in New York with Charlie Persip and Vernell Fournier * 1985: three-week master class with Elvin Jones (Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts, Florida) Work experience as performing musician: * 1977 - 82: Leader of the band "Just Friends" * 1979 - 82: Drummer in Belgian guitarist Paolo Radoni's trio * 1980 - 82: Drummer in Hungarian guitarist Attila Zollar's trio Ernst Bier has also played with: Allan Praskin, Lee Harper, Harry Sokal, Rudi Wilfer, Lou Blackburn, Matthias Schubert, Don Friedman and Chet Baker, among others * 1982: Move to New York * 1982 - 83: Drummer with the house band under the leadership of Ted Curson at New York's Blue Note jazz club * 1982 - 84: Concerts and tours with the Attila Zoller Trio * 1983 - 86: Drummer with the tap dance group 'New York City Tapworks' * since 1984: Drummer with the Perry Robinson Quartet * 1985: European tour with the American Tapdance Festival Concerts and Tours with: Bob Mover, Junior Cook, Ron McClure, Ricky Ford, Ray Anderson, Reggie Workman, Lester Bowie etc. * 1987: Move to Cologne, Germany * 1987- 92: Numerous concerts and tours in Europe and the USA with the Perry Robinson Quartet * 1988 - 90: Producer of and drummer with the Sweet Georgia Brown Tap Dance Show * 1989: Tour with the Dave Pike / Charles McPherson Quintet Concerts and tours with: Gene 'Mighty Flea' Connors, John Marshall, Rainer Winterschladen, Klaus K�nig, Simon Nabatov, Ed Schuller etc. * 1992: Move to Berlin * since 1992: Numerous concerts and tours in Europe and the USA with the Perry Robinson Quartet * since 1993: Drummer with the Christoph Adams Trio * 1993 - 98: Drummer with the Felix Wahnshuffle Trio * 1994 - 98: Drummer with the Oriental Connection * 1994: Founding of the Ernst Bier / Mack Goldsbury Quartet * 1995 - 96: Drummer with the Johannes Barthelmes Group * 1996 - 99: Drummer with the Billy Bang Quartet * 1997: Tour of Turkey with the �nder Focan Quartet * since 1997: Drummer with the Chris Bennet Group * since 1999: Drummer with the Karl Schloz Trio * 2000: Founded the group the Tribesmen * since 2001: Drummer with Helter Skelter feat. Helmut Joe Sachse * since 2002: Drummer with SIJF feat. �nder Focan and Stefan Weeke * since 2003: Drummer with Enfant feat. Uschi Br�ning and E.L. Petrowsky Concerts and tours with: Herb Ellis, Larry Coryell, Walter Norris, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Conny Bauer, Mathias Schubert, Rudi Mahall, Reggie Moore, Karl Berger, Ulrich Gumpert, Uschi Br�ning, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, G�nther Heinz, Helmut Forsthoff and many more Further references (festivals, TV appearances): Festivals: * Zurich Jazz Festival * Frankfurt Jazz Festival * Freiburg Tent Music Festival * Montreal Jazz Festival * N�rnberg Jazz Festival * Hannover Jazz Days * Helsinki Jazz Festival * Jazzfestival G�ttingen * Brussels Jazz Festival * Roenneby/Sweden Jazz Festival * Hamburg Fabrik Festival * Ulm Jazz Festival * Stuttgart Jazz Open * Caribean Jazzcruise Festival * Jazz Festival Bern * Munich Jazz Festival * Village Jazz Festival, New York * Leipzig Jazz Festival * Bodrum/Turkey Jazz Festival * Malta Jazz Festival * Jazz Front Berlin * Glauchau Jazz Festival * Magdeburg Jazz Festival * Visions Festival New York ... et al TV-appearances * 1979: Just Friends (HR III) * 1980: Paolo Radoni Trio / Brussels Jazz Festival (Belgian Fernsehen) * 1984: Attila Zoller Trio (WNTV, USA) * 1988: Perry Robinson Quartet (ZDF music channel) * 1989: Perry Robinson Quartet (WDR III) * 1990: Perry Robinson Quartet (WDR III) * 1994: Ernst Bier / Mack Goldsbury Quartet (Deutsche Welle) * 1996/97: Documentary on drummer Ernst Bier by Werner Kubny "Nachts wenn du schlafen gehst" ("At Night When You Go To Sleep") (3Sat / WDR III) * 1999/2000: Christoph Adams Trio (3Sat / WDR III) Radio recordings and productions: WDR, Radio Bremen, Bavarian Radio, RIAS, SFB, NDR, SDR, Radio Saarland, Radio DDR, Hessen Radio, ORB, WKCR New York, radio stations in Schweden, Holland, France, Belgium and Canada. Tour Info : http://www.jazzdrumming.de/konzerte_e.html

My Favorites

  1. Perry Robinson Quartet - "Still Traveling"
  2. http://www.jazzdrumming.de/diskographie/prq_still_traveling.html
  3. Helter Skelter - "Beatles Forever"
  4. http://www.jazzdrumming.de/diskographie/helter_skelter_beatles_e.html
  5. Tribesmen - "Cry me a river"
  6. http://www.jazzdrumming.de/diskographie/tribesmen_cry_e.html