NEWS. BIO. PRESS. NAMEDROPPING. GEAR MANIA.
Diesen Monat gibt’s gleich zweimal Projekt Rhinow
@ Linda Carrell:8.12. feat. Esther Cowens
Esther Cowens (voc), Clemens Koch (git), Tayfun Schulzjke (perc) & V.M. (keys)22.12. feat. Ricarda Ulm (Xmas Special)
Ricarda Ulm (voc), Dirk Steglich (sax/flute/clarinet), -tba- (bass), Rainer Winch (drums) & V.M. (keys)
@ Linda Carrell
special line-up: Ein Trommler wird von zwei Keyboards in die Zange genommen ;-P
Benny Lackner - wurlitzer piano
Julian Külpmann - drums
V.M. - organ
Diesen Monat spiele ich mit Chima
auf seiner „Merkst Du Was“-Tour in Deutschland:
17.11. Nürnberg, NRJ Music Tour
18.11. München, Ampère
19.11. Stuttgart, Universum
20.11. Göppingen, KIKA
21.11. Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
22.11. Köln, Luxor
23.11. Dortmund, FZW
return after the summer break! The „regulars“ are missing this time; sporting some other great cats instead:
Nikolaus Neuser (tp), Boris Meinhold (g), Tom Auffarth (b), Robert Mummendey (dr), and myself on keys.
@ Linda Carrell +++++++
A couple more dates for Autumn:Chima
15.9. Mainz / ZDF Kulturzelt-Festival
19.10. Osnabrück / Haus der Jugend
20.10. Berlin / NRJ Fashion NightChristoph Titz
24.10. Köln / Heimathirsch
25.10. Aachen / Center TV
26.10. Aachen / Jazz Im ParkRicarda Ulm
6.11. Berlin / Bertelsmann
1.12. Berlin / Adlershof
Recorded an album with drummer Eric Schäfer
at the famous Hansa Studios, Berlin - involving lots of effects and vintage keyboards, even a Celeste ;)
Other Sidemen were Tom Arthurs (tp) and John Eckhardt (b). The album will be released on ACT
in January 2013.
Producing a song with Clara Hill
and Mira Mode Orchestra
for Clara’s next album. After recording the whole Orchestra in my humble new location last month, we’re now doing some editing and mixing.
Some more dates for upcoming concerts & TV shows this summer:Jazzanova
02.6. Johannesburg (SA), Drumbeat Festival
10.6. ZDF Fernsehgarten
20.6. Köln / Tanzbrunnen, c/o pop
22.6. Berlin / Fan-Meile (Brandenburger Tor)
29.6. Osterburg / Made in Germany Open Air (tbc)
30.6. Sigmaringen Open Air
07.7. Bochum / 1 live (Bochum Total)
03.8. Bad Oeynhausen / Parklichter
04.8. Saarbrücken / Radio Salü
18.8. Berlin / Wuhlheide RS2 Off AirMark Forster
12.6. Berlin, Parochialkirche / Verleihung Deutscher Schulpreis (ARD/Phoenix live)Susanne Folk
03.7. Berlin, B-FlatChristoph Titz
13.7. Berlin, A-Trane
14.7. Berlin, A-Trane
15.7. Berlin, A-Trane
This month, Projekt Rhinow
will be featuring vocals for the first time - special guest Lisa Bassenge.
26.5. @ Out Of Nippon Cafe
Due to the ever increasing gentrification, I’ve been forced to relocate my studio
Had to move out a little bit from PrenzlBerg to Pankow. Instead of an old loft, I’m now residing in a GDR-Style concrete block instead of an old loft (like I used to). Interesting: I just found out that it formerly belonged to the headquartes of the STASI (the GDR’s infamous German Secret Service). Maybe I should rename to STASI Studio...?
Or maybe not ;-P
This month, Projekt Rhinow
will be featuring Taiko Saito
on vibraphone... 28.4. @ Out Of Nippon Cafe
We had a full house at the previous Rhinow
concert - woodwind mania from Soprano to Alto, plus 3x Clarinets ;-)
... with Jan von Klewitz, Dirk Steglich and Silke Eberhard.
A sample of the encore (incl. Dieter Irber sitting in) is here
will be playing regular concerts in Berlin at Out Of Nippon
once a month! Next date to be saved is March 3rd. Looking forward!
Will be one of the teachers at the Haus der Jugend Zehlendorf
band workshop at the end of the month, together with Kai Brückner (g), Matthias Manzke (sax), Daniel Oertel (voc), Andreas Walter (b) and Rainer Winch (dr).
Played a concert in Beijing
with Clara Hill
. (Since some original musicians couldn’t make it, we took the rhythm section of Mira Mode Orchestra
, very nice guys Felix & Friedemann). Anyway - all the way to China for just two days, what a trip! Our hosts were amazing, too, so I hope to be back sometime...!
The newly formed Projekt Rhinow
are playing their debut concert on the 20th at the Out Of Nippon
Café in Berlin. Personnel: Caroline Siegers (violin), Anders Grop (bass), Rainer WInch (perc) and myself on keys. Whatch out for more gigs to come.
Started working on some own stuff again... just a few layouts at this time, but will eventually lead to a new Meitz
album in 2012.
Playing a few gigs with Didges Brew
in Graz, Berlin and Biesenthal...Video 1 Video1
Doing some recording sessions with Riga
. Fine acoustic pop by Anna Holmes
and Benjamin Schlez
Recorded Esther Cowens
for the new album by the French band ASM
. Nice chaps (the latter) and one of my favourite singers (the former) ;-)
Did a couple of Keyboard sessions with the Krauts
for their production of the new solo album by Adel Tawil
(Ich & Ich) and Miss Platnum
Going to play two gigs with Mark Forster
this month, supporting Edo Zanki
in Berlin & Hamburg. Great German pop music!
Laid down some Keyboards for upcoming tracks by Alexander Barck
(of Jazzanova fame), among which is a remix for the reknowned German Popol Vuh.
Mixing the new Yakou Tribe
album... great tunes with excellent playing served by the Sirs Brückner / Klewitz / Gunkel / Winch
Did a remix for Twana Rhodes
which is to accompany the release of her current album „Home“ (Warner).Homepage
The local jazz trio Heniu
recorded their new album at my studio earlier this week. Just finishing off the mixdowns. Great tunes with an earthy sound.myspace page
Just finished a Meitz Remix
for singer/songwriter Julia Noack
, to be released on Timezone Records
this spring.myspace page
Was in the studio with The Krauts
recently and had some fun - playing piano for their upcoming remix for Puff Daddy
... can you dig it!
Just returned from NYC (with minimum jetlag!). Was there for a week for the first reading of Verona Place
. Great cast & creative team, I had a blast! =o)October 2010 - Composing music for New York based musical play
I’m involved in composing the music for the New York City based musical „Verona Place“ by writer Nathan Yungerberg
. Will be going to NYC for the first reading end of the month.
September 2010 - Heavy Mellow Quartet to back up international artists at Smooth Jazz Festival 2010
Having been the backing band for various artists at Smooth Jazz Festivals 2008 & 2009, we’re happy to be part of the 2010 edition
in Augsburg from September 24 to 26. This time we’ll be accompanying Rick Braun, Chuck Loeb, David Benoit
Heavy Mellow Quartet will also be playing with Rick Braun
at the Szopot Jazz Festival
in Poland on October 9.August 2010
I’m pretty much re-wriring and re-organizing my studio at the moment, for more flexibility but also to incorporate new gear. WIll be done end of the month, after that I’m ready for some more productions both third party and own stuff.