Michael Sagmeister Trio on tour

PROMOTION AKTIVpresentsMICHAEL SAGMEISTER TRIO on tour
Michael Sagmeister - guitarMartin Gjakonovski - bassMichael Küttner - drums
OPEN DATES:  May 2005 / also all year
Michael Sagmeister was born in Frankfurt in 1959. His musical roots are Bebop and Hardbop, early influences had been John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Pat Martino and Wes Montgomery. His playing is a mixture of Neobop, Fusion and Blues. In the early 80's he toured as the opening act of the "United Jazz and Rock Ensemble", which immediately led to fame. He then toured Southeast Asia, Northern and Western Africa. Playing many international Festivals, he now is well known in the international jazz scene. He performed and recorded with Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Jack DeJohnette, Lyle Mays, Dave Samuels, Albert Mangelsdorff, Wolfgang Dauner, Charlie Mariano, Randy Brecker, Volker Kriegel, Attila Zoller, Miroslav Vitous, Emily Remler, Gerry Brown and Pat Martino.Next to teaching numerous Jazz-Workshops he is working as a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt. In 1999 his textbook  "Sagmeisters Jazzgitarre" was released and is a bestseller since.
Larry Coryell"I can’t believe how good he is playing. For me he is one of the best guitarists in the world."
Pat Martino"Michael is simply tremendous."
Michael Küttner is one of the most innovative drummers in Germany. He studied classical music and avantgarde in Cologne, Jazz in Boston and african music in Ghana. He was voted no. 2 of the German jazz drummers by the readers of the german magazine "Drums & Percussion". He played with greats like Albert Mangelsdorff, Wolfgang Dauner, Charlie Mariano, Steve Swallow, Trilok Gurtu, Maria João, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Markus Stockhausen, Lee Konitz and Pat Martino.When not on stage, he is a Professor for jazz drumming at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Mannheim and the "Musikhochschule Köln". He also does workshops and clinics and writes for several music magazines.
Martin Gjakonovski from Macedonia already worked with Peter Herbolzheimer, Dusko Goykovich, Roman Schwaller, Charly Antolini, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Don Friedman, Atilla Zoller, David Friedman, Gianni Basso, Monty Waters, Paul Kuhn and many more.
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