Gero Schipmann's UK Sextet
LONDON Ram Jam Club Kingston
46 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames,
Deceptively simple melody mutates into roaring crescendo in guitarist Schipmann’s sextet, packed with talented newcomers - saxophonists Duncan and Samuel Eagles in the front line.
Originally from Cologne, Germany, Jazz guitarist Gero Schipmann skilfully combines elements of Nu-Jazz, Ambient and Folk music in his compositions. Often inspired by personal experiences and significant places, his music ranges from simplistic melodies to roaring, virtuous passages, contrasting floating soundscapes with crystal clear lines, while always remaining narrative and telling a story to the listener. With his new Sextet, Gero unites some of the UK's most sought after young Jazz musicians, who deliver and support his composition with a perfect balance of individual musical personality and devotion to the music.
"When sounds impact the eye, images dart into the ear, and emotions penetrate the heart as if moved by an earthquake or the pain of abandonment, then we understand that we are alive. Or simply hearing good music' - Peter Mussler on Gero's debut album 'Petrichor' (2015)
Gero Schipmann - Guitar
Samuel Eagles - Alto Saxophone
Duncan Eagles - Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Wyld - Vibraphone
Max Luthert - Bass
Jordan Dinsdale - Drums