Thomas Alkier – Drums. Professor Thomas Alkier is one of Europe’s most sought after drummers. He was born 1965 in Germany. At the age of 11 he began to play the drums. From 1983 – 1987 he studied music in Cologne. Since then he has been teaching at the Folkwang University in Essen, which is the most renowned University for music in Germany. Throughout his career he has toured Canada, USA, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Israel, several African countries and all over Europe with many musicians: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Mariano, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jerry Bergonzi, Betty Carter, Klaus König, Christof Lauer, Michel Petrucciani, Markus Stockhausen, Nigel Kennedy, Vienna Art Orchestra, Giacomo Aula, Jocelyn B. Smith, Nighthawks, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, to name but a few.

Jürgen Dahmen – Piano, percussion, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer for more than 30 years, been a musician. Productions and tours with Temptations, Nighthawks, Trancegroove, Goldman, Propaganda, Georg Danzer … He accompanied for 10 years at the Harald Schmidt Show (a german late night show), including 1 1/2 years as musical director, many singers. For example: Brian Ferry, Grace Jones, Nina Hagen, Willie Deville, Meat Loaf … He also served as MD at the tv-castingshow “Popstars” – Season “Bands On Stage” (2007). Concerts and radio-productions with Albert Mangelsdorff, Sam Rivers, Emil Mangelsdorff, Michal Urbaniak, “Big” Fletchit Campbell … Dahmen composed numerous movie – and television – music.

Jörg Lehnardt – Guitar. The guitarist Jörg Lehnardt left his hometown Solingen to work and study in the Netherlands. He played and recorded with Han Bennink, Bots, Michiel Braam, Hans Dulfer, Paul van Kemenade and First Move. His own band Blowbeat was chosen best european live-act by the dutch music- magazine ” Oor “. Back in Germany, Lehnardt enjoyed working with Dewa19, Hinrich Franck, Billy Bang, Kazda, Ali Askin, Kumo, Richard Elliot, Nighthawks and many others. Guitar Teacher at the Music College, Cologne.


Elbjazz – Hamburg 2018


Aalen Jazzfestival 2017


Garana Jazz Festival – Romania 2015


L´Instant Jazz Fest – Montpellier/Grabels – France 2019


Jazz n Joy Worms 2017


Live at Skywards Jazz Festival – Dubai 2010


Live at Jazzfestival Mühlheim 2007


Live at Planetarium Hamburg 2010


Live at Trifonion – Luxembourg 2014


Live Lott Festival – Frankfurt 2007


Soundcheck Theater Gütersloh 2013


Stadtgarten – Cologne 2012 – Photo: Axel Schulten

JazzRally Düsseldorf 2018


Zeltfestival Ruhr Bochum 2015


UNESCO Zeche Zollverein Essen 2019


Polish National Radio Symphonie Hall – Kattowice – Poland


Jazzfestival – Celle 2016


Jazz Baltica – Timmendorfer Strand 2012


Jazz Baltica – Timmendorfer Strand 2012


Elbjazz Festival – Hamburg 2011 – Photo: Markus Schmuhl


Hamburg – Fabrik 2012


Bingen Swingt Festival 2014 – Photo: Markus Schmuhl


Bayrischer Hof – Munich 2010 Photo: Sebastian Tischer


Jazz Festival Maaseik 2007