One of the most successful german jazz musicians in these days - dizzying virtuoso and tricksy composer
Has toured many countries with his band Mats Up, which released six albums so far, works as sideman with Malcolm Braff, Gianluigi Trovesi, Lucern Jazz Orchestra and many many others
one of the excellent young players in the german jazz scene → www.florianmenzel.de
played on Northsea Jazzfestival, Montreux Jazzfestival, moers Festival, jazznojazz Zürich, Cully Jazz, jz Festival Shanghai, int. Festival for Music and Dance Bangkok a.o.
a player with broad experience and a very personal style, important figure in the berlin jazz scene → www.gerhardgschloessl.de
(*1982, Tübingen) was born in Tübingen, Germany, in 1982. He grew up in Florence and Ravensburg playing trombone and piano in a wide range of jazz- and classical ensembles. He studied at the University of the Arts, Berlin, and with Nils Wogram and Dieter Ammann at the Lucerne School of Music. There he graduated 2006 in Jazz-Performance and Jazz-Composition, both "with distinction".
Lauer was a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany and performed with own ensembles and as sideman on countless stages from Mochenwangen to Sibiria, South Korea and Peru. His collaborations include renowned artists such as Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Chris Speed, Henning Sieverts, Drew Gress, Michael Wollny, Steffen Schorn, Andres Chimango Lares, Christoph Schlingensief and the Big Bands of NDR and WDR.
He won several prizes including the internationally reputated "Frank-Rosolino-Award" for jazz-trombone. After living in New York on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service in 2006/07, where he had the chance to present own works a.o. at Carnegie Hall and The Stone, he spent five months touring West-Africa with a Malian band in 2008.
Currently he's living in Berlin, mainly focussing on the duo-explorations with afro-peruvian musician Laura Robles, his micro-tonal and micro-rhythmical quartet "MORF", the Chamber-Jazz trio "Lauer Westergaard Smith" and his international big band "Lauer Large".
has worked a.o. with the big bands of WDR, HR, NDR, Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and is co-founder of Lucerne Jazz Orchestra and Berlin Art Orchestra
Professor for Saxophone at Conservatory Stuttgart; member of prize winning ensembles Der Rote Bereich, Kathrin Pechlof Trio, Fo[u]r Alto, Lexicon, and leader of his own quartet
(*1976) Professor for Saxophone at Conservatory Munich; sang in his early years as soloist of Tölz Boysâ€™ Choir under Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado and Lorin Maazel.
plays with his unique sound in a wide stilistic range of ensembles from duo to jazz orchestra; in 2013 Double-LP-release of his composition "Colors" for Nonet.
strong musical personality, won many important prizes and scholarships, collaboration with Kenny Wheeler, Joachim Kühn, Peter Evans, Christian Lillinger a.o.
Professor for jazz guitar at Bern Music Conservatory; admired virtuoso with an individual stupendous technique; member of Hyperactive Kid, Spoom, Rolf Kühn Quartet, Yellowbird, Dejan Terzics Melanoia a.o.
played with Dewey Redman, Michael Brecker, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Arthur Blythe, Jim Black on many important festivals in Europe, Asia and North America; works also as composer and interpreter with Contemporary Classical Ensembles
plays Bass and Cello on over 120 Cds, 14 under his own name; beeing an award winning soloist and composer he gave concerts in all continents
concerts around the world crossing genre-borders; one of the strongest voices on the drums in germany
master of afro-peruvian and (afro-)cuban rhythms, bass-player and composer; with her afro-funk-band Astrocombo she won the studio-prize of the city of Berlin.
former band-members include:
(Trompete, Piccolo-Trompete)→ peter evans on myspace
(Baritonsaxofon, Kontra-Alt-Klarinette, Klarinette, Alt-Flöte)→ www.steffenschorn.de
(Trompete)→ kasper tranberg on myspace
(Schlagzeug)→ peter bruun on ilkmusic
(Tenorsaxofon, Bassklarinette)→ www.domeniclandolf.com
(Bassposaune, Tuba)→ www.edpartyka.com
(Schlagzeug)→ andi haberl on myspace