Rudi Mahall, bcl/cl

14. January 2018 Jazz Portrait

Rudi Mahall (oh yeah, one of a few musicians without a website) is one of my most photographed motives. He just plays in too many bands I like: Underkarl, Fossile 3, Der rote Bereich, Monk’s Casino, Die Enttäuschung – just to name a few. This series is something special: Rudi’s speech at the award ceremony for the SWR Jazzpreis 2014, which he received 2014. Some “instrumental photos” will follow in another gallery…      

Matthias Bergmann, tp

14. January 2018 Jazz Portrait

Matthias Bergmann, trumpet player from Cologne.  

Sebastian Böhlen, gt

14. January 2018 Jazz Portrait

Guitar player Sebastian Böhlen.

Atsushi Tsuyama

13. January 2018 Jazz live, Jazz Portrait

Atsushi Tsuyama, japanese multi-instrumentalist, based in Kansai and besides his musical skills known for his whacky sense of humour. This photo from a concert with Acid Mothers Guru Guru (with famous drummer Mani Neumeier).

Clemens Wenger

8. January 2018 Jazz live, Jazz Portrait

Clemens Wenger  is a piano and keyboard player from Vienna. He is working in various bands (e.g. Die Strottern and Jazzwerkstatt Wien) and published in 2015 the first CD under his name “Neapel“. Which is – in my opinion – brilliant, with strong melodies, intelligent use of electronics and a bunch of excellent co-musicians.

Roswell Rudd * 17. November 1935 † 22. Dezember 2017

22. December 2017 Jazz Portrait

Trombone player Roswell Rudd died on December, 21st, 2017. Rest in Peace.

Alexander von Schlippenbach

21. December 2017 Jazz Portrait

Alexander von Schlippenbach was awarded the “Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (German Order of Merit) for his outstanding contribution to the cultural live in Germany and his important role for the German and European jazz

Jutta Glaser & Claus Boesser-Ferrari

21. December 2017 Jazz Portrait

A brilliant duo, not often playing together these days: Jutta Glaser (voc) & Claus Boesser-Ferrari (gt). Here in an image – low light & grainy – at bermudafunk, the local Heidelberg / Mannheim free radio station, where I host a weekly jazz show (

Heinz Sauer & Uwe Oberg – CD Release “Sweet Reason”

  Heinz Sauer (saxophone) and Uwe Oberg (piano) played their cd release concert for “Sweet Reason” (Jazzwerkstatt Berlin) at Jazzinstitut Darmstadt on 17/12/15.  

Heinz Sauer und Uwe Oberg

13. December 2017 Jazz Portrait

Dieses Bild ist als Farbversion das Cover der soeben erschienen CD “Sweet Reason” des Duos Sauer / Oberg. Mir gefällt es – wie so oft – in der Schwarz-Weiß Version eher besser. Hören kann man das Duo übrigens am 15. Dezember 2017 im Keller des Jazzinstituts in Darmstadt beim Förderverein Jazz