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Ernst Bier

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Ernst Bier studied drums with Billy Brooks, Charlie Persip, Vernell Fournier, and Elvin Jones. He lived and worked in New York City from 1982 through 1987. After his return to Germany he lived first in Cologne, and later in Berlin, where he leads a continually running series of jazz workshops. The list of musicians with whom he has worked reads like a "Who's Who" of jazz. With his dedication, his sensitive playing style, and his constructive approach, he is a highly valued drummer who is continually in demand.

"The way I see it musicians are a lot like doctors - people come to a concert to be treated by the music."

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Magro

MAGRO is a drummer and producer from Berlin. With his unusual sound, he creates a fusion of produced HipHop/RnB music and acoustically played jazz. His project combines many of his musical influences such as Herbie Hancock, J Dilla and Chris Dave. Magro: "I want to build a bridge between catchy music and the deep elements of Jazz.“ Over the years, Magro has worked with numerous artists as a drummer and producer (amongst others Leona Berlin, Kenny Wesley, J Lamotta, Stimulus). Tours and international festival appearances (including Tremplin Jazz Avignon, Jazz Al Popolo Rome, Women in Music Festival Zambia and many more) have taken him around the world

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Matthias Broede

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

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Nina Ernst

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Nina Ernst is a singer and actress, based in Berlin, Germany. She grew up near Hamburg, where she completed her education at the „Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama“ and the „Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg“. She then moved to Berlin, where she discovered her love for jazz singing. In addition to her classical singing training, she took lessons with jazz legend Sheila Jordan, among others. In 2006 she interpreted German folk songs in Brazilian music style on the album “Degas/Weiser - Heimat, von fern so nah” (label: Piranha Musik), with which she subsequently toured South America

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Ulrike Brand

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Bodek Janke

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Bodek Janke is one of today´s most sought after drummers and percussionists of the international jazz and world music scenes. His unique and outstanding way of playing the drums, Indian tabla and various percussion instruments has given him opportunities to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma, Lars Danielsson, Bill Evans, Bobo Stenson, Leszek Możdżer, Gilad Hekselman, Nuria Rial, the WDR, NDR & HR Radio Bigbands, Jasper van´t Hof, Kinan Azmeh, Kristjan Randalu, Petros Klampanis, Tarek Yamani, the Turtle Island & Atom String Quartets, and many others. Dubbed as ´a master of many dialects´ by New York´s drum legend John Riley, Bodek´s distinctive sound was recorded on more than 200 albums as a sideman

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Kristinn Kristinsson

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Kristinn Smári Kristinsson (b.1990) is an Icelandic guitarist, composer and improviser, currently living and working in Berlin. He is a co-founder of HOUT records and a member of the bands Monoglot and Minua. He has performed in various projects in Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and China. In Reykjavík Kristinn began his music education playing the cello from age 5 but picked up the guitar 12 years old. There he studied at the FIH School of music with some of Iceland’s finest jazz players. After gradation in 2011 Kristinn moved to Switzerland for further studies in the Music University Basel with prof

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Paul Peuker

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Born in 1987, Paul Peuker studied jazz guitar and composition at the HfM Dresden and is now based in Berlin. He leads his own ensembles "Axiom" and "Peuker8", and is a sideman of several ensembles like the free-improv-trio "Das Eismeer". He is composing for various settings from string trio to bigband and stageplays as well. So far, he has released 7 albums under his own name.


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