A lot of great music is being released these days. Despite the difficult financial circumstances for Jazz releases many artists keep creating great stuff and put all their energy into making beautiful records. I was lucky to be part of two very special projects that now have been released. On the one hand this is Sebastian Boehlen who has written very challenging and exciting music for quintet. On the other hand Dierk Peters put together a six piece band where I had the pleasure to play only clarinets. Please feel free to check the music out and buy a CD if you like it!

Dierk Peters - vib | Stefan Karl Schmid - cl, bcl
Bastian Stein - trp, flgh | Laurent Derache - acc
David Helm - b | Fabian Arends - dr

Sebastian Böhlen - git | Magnus Schriefl - trp
Stefan Karl Schmid - sax | Max Leiß - b
Peter Gall - dr


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.


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.


The Subway Jazz Orchestra finally got its own Youtube channel. It was about time since recently a lot of great videos from the band have been added. Some of my arrangements can be found, too. Here are the latest three: No. 1 is my original composition "Snakes Don't Walk" (released on 'Primal Scream') from a fantastic concert at the 'Jazzschmiede' in Düsseldorf. The Hendrix composition 'Freedom' (No. 2) is from the same gig. And the last clip is from our March concert at 'Club Subway', my arrangement of the composition 'Trio#20' by the great keyboarder Christian Lorenzen.


Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

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...