Davide Roberts (p)
Is a jazz pianist, composer and arranger of italien-british origin, located in Munich and a member of the national as well as the international jazz scene. He studied at the New Jazz School in Munich with Max Neissendorfer (piano) and Neil Bacher (improvisation).
He is attracted and fascinated by artistically mature and complex compositions while demanding the maximum freedom in music. Only jazz music can provide these attributes in such a vast variety. It’s hardly surprising that Davide Roberts claims of himself to be only playing Jazz…
Sensitive and temperamental, stilistically mature as well as rhythmically refined, highly appreciated in his interactions with other musicians due to his sensitivity. Brilliant as a soloist, accentuated – he is truly a master in his art.
As co-composer and as the pianist of Jasmin Bayer he puts it to the test wonderfully.
With Jasmin Bayer & Band he writes all arrangements and is the musical director.
Christos Asonitis (dr)
Drummer, composer and music padagogue, born and raised in Greece, he chose the center of his life in Munich since 2012. Christos studied at the conservatory Filippos Nakas in Athens (Greek subsidiary of the Berklee College of Music), at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich (Master of Music/Jazz Drums), he visited master classes in Brasil and Cuba.
His musical spectrum covers Rock/Pop, all the way to Jazz, Latin and Afro-Cuban music. He played in countless studio recordings of international formations, toured all over the world with bands of different music genres, teaches promising new talents and organizes workshops in Greece and Germany. A real multi-talent of his craft…
Markus Wagner (b)
Is a double bass player and an electric bassist, composer and teacher of his craft. He was born in Leonberg, Germany, now located for many years in Munich. He studied at the conservatory of music in Mannheim both crafts, double bass and electric bass. He graduated with both diplomas. His former teachers, Patrick Scales, Dave King, Thomas Stabenow, Matthew Garrison and John Patitucci belong to the well-known international jazz elite.
He plays naturally, differentiated and groove-oriented and is highly appreciated as a live bassist – being a member of superb formations of different styles, duo to big band.
Markus Wagner is substituting our wonderful, highly esteemed and forever missed double bass player Chris Lachotta who left us unexpectedly and much too soon.
Florian Brandl (tp, flh)
Born 1979 in Munich, Germany, trumpet and flugelhorn player Florian Brandl studied jazz trumpet at the Richard-Strauss-conservatory in Munich and the music academy Carl-Maria-von-Weber (master`s degree) in Dresden. Having worked in different big and jazz bands, theatre and musical productions he is know to the jazz audience for the work with his own quartet playing his original music (2015 CD debut „Rejuvenation“). He is a versatile and multifaceted musician with a distinct personal sound on the horn. He shared the stage with players like Sam Rivers, Don Byron, Franco d`Andrea, Thomas Zoller, Roman Schwaller, Johannes Enders, Nicolai Thärichen, Gary Smulyan, Dusko Gojkovic and Gàbor Bolla.