The WDR Big Band China tour was absolutely amazing. We played in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Zongshan, met wonderful people and enjoyed Chinese culture and food in various ways. Truly a great experience. Maybe you can get a glimpse by watching the beautiful trailer Mattis Cederberg put together.
The German Jazz Magazine "Jazzpodium" published a nice article about Philipp Brämswig and myself, our latest release ANIMA and our mutual development over the last years. Thanks to Dietrich Schlegel for the interview and the kind words. (click HERE to download article)
Here are two nice feedbacks of all the playing and composing I have been doing over the last months. The first one is a review of my latest release STEFAN KARL SCHMID/ PHILIPP BRÄMSWIG - ANIMA by the fantastic author Hans-Jürgen Linke which appeared in the german magazine Jazzthetik and the other one is a look on a MICHEL REIS QUARTET concert we played as part of the Münsterland Festival on a beautiful castle in Kolvenburg. Check it out...
Two weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to play with the great WDR Big Band during the Solidarity of Arts Festival in Gdansk, Poland. We featured various polish musicians along with Kurt Elling and Patti Austin. The stage and scenery was amazing as well as the sound of the band. Here are some nice pictures by photographer Anna Rezulak.
I'm very excited about the upcoming tour with my quartet. Philipp and I will be traveling to South Korea to present our new CD ANIMA. The fantastic Manuel Weyand (dr) and Sean Pentland (b) will join us in Seoul. Thanks to the great support of the Goethe Institute and and the Federal Foreign Office we could realize this tour!
Stefan Karl Schmid/ Philipp Brämswig - ANIMA on tour in South Korea
Trattoria del Arte, Tongyeong (9/4)
Jazz Alley, Seoul (9/5)
All That Jazz, Seoul (9/9)
Coda, Wonju (9/10)
Bottom Line, Incheon (9/11)
The new SJO concert season starts next month (Sept 9th). Great artist have been invited to play their music with us. We will start with Hendrika Entzian and Monika Roscher in September and October followed by Jan Schreiner and David Grottschreiber (Nov & Dez). You should check our new homepage for updates and more info: www.jazz-im-subway.com
The new Michel Reis Quartet recording 'Capturing This Moment' is now officially released. It's available through all common stores. We will be playing a couple of concerts in Italy, France and Germany during the next months. Here's a short trailer: