The second part of our GOLDEN SPHERES release tour started in Mannheim last week. We had a wonderful time at Klapsmühl'. Great pictures once again by Uli Templin and nice review in the "Mannheimer Morgen".
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
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!
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:
For the last two concerts this year with the Subway Jazz Orchestra we managed to invite the Norwegian composer and trombonist Helge Sunde. We had a great time playing his fabulous arrangements and enjoyed his great sense of humor and absolute musical mastery!
Here's what Olaf Weiden from 'Kölner Rundschau' thought about our concert:
Right after two weeks in China with the WDR Big Band I played eight wonderful concerts in Australia with the Shannon Barnett Quartet. We traveled to Melbourne, Wangaratta, Adelaide, Brisbane, Wollongong and Sydney and had an amazing time on and also off the stage. Thanks to Shannon and also to the 'Goethe Institute' and the 'Australian Council of the Arts' for making this happen.
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)