Reza Askari ROAR | on tour

We already had a couple of great concerts with Reza's Trio ROAR. We have been playing in Wiesbaden, Bremen, Aachen and Nuernberg and there will be more soon (see schedule). 
Lukas Diller took some great pictures from our show at Balazzo Brozzi last week!

SCHMID's HUHN on album release tour!

SCHMID's HUHN is releasing its second album GOLDEN SPHERES on shoebill music, Berlin. We will be playing a couple of release concerts in the next days. Hope to see you around!
16.2. Saxstall, Pohrsdorf
17.2. Kulturbahnhof, Kalchreuth
18.2. Dumont, Aachen
19.2. Loft, Köln

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DREAMING OUT LOUD

Klaus Graf and I did a nice quartet concert at Jazzstudio Nürnberg last Wednesday. Marco Kühnl on bass and Julian Fau on drums joined us for a very special evening of Jerry Bergonzi music, some original material and extended soloing. Lukas Diller took some great pictures:

SHANNON BARNETT Quartet | HYPE

A few days ago the debut album of the Shannon Barnett Quartet was released on Doublemoon records. We recorded the album directly after our Australia tour last November and it turned out very nicely. Check out the music HERE. To buy a copy please get in touch with Shannon.

BRIM | ICELAND TOUR 2017

I'm very much looking forward to the upcoming ICELAND TOUR with Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson's new Quartet BRIM. For the first time I'll visit Iceland as touring musician - very exciting!

YOU NAME IT, WE PLAY IT! VOL II - Subway Jazz Orchestra

Here's a little impression of our 'YOU NAME IT, WE PLAY IT! VOL II' concert with the Subway Jazz Orchestra from last April. At the beginning of this year we asked the audience to tell us their favorite tunes. Eight fantastic composers from Cologne picked one tune each and arranged it for the band. In the video you hear Martin Gasser's version of the Björk title 'Black Lake' (with a long tenor solo of mine in the middle :-)

New CD | REZA ASKARI - ROAR

New CD out now by the REZA ASKARI TRIO - ROAR (klaeng records). Great music and beautiful artwork, feat. Reza Askari on bass, Fabian Arends on drums, Sebastian Müller on guitar and myself on tenor, soprano and clarinet. Get your copy HERE.

SUNDAYKICK with the KICKS 'n' STICKS Big Band

Shannon and I have been invited to play a concert in Mannheim with the fantastic KICKS'n'STICKS Bigband. After only one (very long) rehearsal we played a great concert at "Alte Feuerwache" Mannheim. Here's what the press thought about it: