B3

B B3 Rockier than Jazz, jazzier than Rock: The Berlin fusion quartet B3 combines nifty arrangements with strong melodies and convinces live with lots of passion and groove. B3 mastermind is keyboarder, composer and music producer Andreas Hommelsheim. He played with Alphonse Mouzon, John Lee and Gerry Brown to name just a few, shared the…

Berlin 21

Berlin 21 The jazz quartet BERLIN 21 stands for the lively and multicultural character of Moabit. This spirited part of Berlin is characterized by its dynamics and parallel societies. With their second record „Odds On“ the four virtuosos Torsten Zwingenberger (drums), Lionel Haas (piano), Tim Seier (guitar) and Martin Lillich (bass) set a new milestone.…

Cock Robin

Cock Robin Widely known in Europe as one of the cult bands of the 80s, Cock Robin was often portrayed to be the American version of Duran Duran. Today they are remembered simply as one of the bug hit makers in general. With songs such as “The Promise You Made”, “When Your Heart Is Weak”…

Erik Penny

Erik Penny The American singer/songwriter Erik Penny is a charismatic storyteller; a philosopher of the little things.  His earthy, rootsy songs spring from a subtle, unassuming place and rise to sometimes unexpectedly dramatic heights.  Characters and moments turn into stories, brought to life through his distinctive baritone and engaging melodies; his disarmingly charming vibe and…

Gene Caberra Band

Gene Caberra Band Inspired by the old Blues and Rock tapes from his father, Gene Caberra began to play the guitar at the young age of five. The first song he learned was Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” that also motivated him to sing and to write songs. At the age of 12 he…

Jazz Piyyut Project

Jazz Piyyut Project Traditional Turkish-Jewish and Kurdish-Jewish music intertwines with modern jazz in a unique musical cooperation. Almost unbeknownst to Europe there exists a rich Turkish Jewish and Kurdish Jewish musical tradition. These ancient musical forms have a very unique timbre coming from a fruitful mixture which has grown over centuries in the osman region.…

Johan Leijonhufvud

Johan Leijonhufvud “If it was possible to describe music with words, we wouldn’t need instruments, we could just go out and talk about it.” The Swedish guitarist Johan Leijonhufvud is not the kind of musician who likes to talk about music. He just plays it. Ever since his several years of collaboration with the German…

Klaus Wüsthoff

Klaus Wüsthoff After the success of his first “Schlager” album, “Uber die Liebe” (“About love”), the 94-year-old composer, musician and singer Klaus Wusthoff undertakes another musical time travel and presents 21 new interpretations of well-known melodies from the 20s to 50s on “Uber die Liebe 2” (“About love 2”). “This man is a real phenomenon,”…

Lorenz Kellhuber

Lorenz Kellhuber “One of the most interesting young voices in European jazz”, “a new star in the piano sky”, “daredevil”, “magician of the keys”. From the beginning Lorenz Kellhuber received rave reviews. He is considered an extraordinary instrumentalist, composer and improviser. However, the Munich-born and Berlin-based does not like to rest on these laurels. He…

Lorenz Kellhuber Trio

Lorenz Kellhuber Trio “One of the most interesting young voices in European jazz”, “a new star in the piano sky”, “daredevil”, “magician of the keys”. From the beginning Lorenz Kellhuber received rave reviews. He is considered an extraordinary instrumentalist, composer and improviser. However, the Munich-born and Berlin-based does not like to rest on these laurels.…

Lucky Peterson

Lucky Peterson Lucky Peterson is one of the most versatile blues musicians in the international scene: blazing lead guitarist, fantastic organist and a first-class singer. Born Judge Kenneth Peterson in 1964, he was taken under the wing of the legendary Willie Dixon at the young age of three. Just five years old he released his…

Rob Longstaff

Rob Longstaff Rob Longstaff is a New Zealand born, Australian bred, Berlin based Pop/Soul/Blues musician, globetrotter and adventurer. After working Australia’s tough but rewarding pub circuit, Rob packed his bags for Berlin, a city which he now calls home. In between his musical accomplishments Rob likes a challenge, having now hitchhiked across three continents, toured…

Ron Spielman

Ron Spielman He has already released a dozen albums under his own name, always accompanied by raving reviews from the music press. Respectfully, fellow musicians whisper his name, praising his qualities as a songwriter and his extraordinary guitar skills. Ron Spielman has been touring the music world for 20 years. As a discoverer along the…

Qeaux Qeaux Joans

Qeaux Qeaux Joans With her debut “No Man’s Land” she went straight into the Dutch album charts. She shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin and toured with Beth Hart and Seasick Steve. In the Netherlands Qeaux Qeaux Joans (pron.: Coco Jones) has left the status of an insider tip far behind. Norah Jones, Feist and…

55 Fifty Five

55 Fifty Five 55 Fifty Five was a twelve-piece blues-rock band from Berlin, which songwriter, keyboard player and bandleader Andreas Hommelsheim initially just put together for a birthday surprise in 2008. After the rousing concert at Kulturbrauerei in Berlin in front of 500 invited guests, the band decided to stay together and release the recording on…