Jasmin Bayer & Band, l. to r.: Davide Roberts (p), Markus Wagner (b), Jasmin Bayer (voc), Peter Tuscher (tr, flh), Christos Asonitis (dr). Photo: Ralf Dombrowski
Davide Roberts (p)
Is a jazz pianist and composer 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.
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.
Peter Tuscher (tp, flh)
The trumpet and flugelhorn player from Munich can look back on an impressing career in the genres of Jazz and New Music. Starting already in the seventies with formations like Hermann Breuer’s Blue Bone and Harald Rüschenbaum’s Orchestra. His scholarship in 1981 at the University of Michigan in Detroit, studying jazz trumpet with Marcus Belgrave, turned out to be the key experience and the initial impulse of his musical creativity. Since 1982 he is a member of the German-French Jazzensemble under Albert Mangelsdorff and Henrie Texier. Since then he plays concerts with his own formations as well as guest soloist with formations like The German Jazz Orchestra, Al Porcino Big Band, Roman Schwaller Nonett. He shared the stage and studio with artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater and Charlie Antolini. Furthermore he participated in various music productions, e.g. Staatstheater München and Warsaw. In 1987 he won the “Förderpreis der Stadt München”. He is a regular lecturer of the Landesjugendjazzorchester Bayern and he holds a professorship for trumpet at the “Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität” in Linz, Austria.
His virtuosity along with his unique sound as well as his enormous stylistic range turn him into a renowned member of the international jazz elite.