Just Jazz International: artist on tour 2012/2013 - Till Brönner
Jazz Network | Agency proposals | 2012-09-20
Till Brönner (jazz musician, trumpet player, singer, composer, arranger and producer) is the „pop star“ of the German jazz scene and has become a fixture on the international Jazz circuit. The 41-year-old trumpeter and crooner has won two Grammy nominations and several prestigious music prizes for his projects, which often connect other styles of music such as Pop, Hip-Hop and Classical Music with Jazz. Till Brönner has sold more records than any other German (jazz-) artist in his country’s history and has conquered audiences in many European territories as well as major Asian markets.
Till has developed a very distinctive voice of his own in music. His excellent tecnique and his versatile, elegant, warm, soulful and contemporary style is „one of a kind“. Sometimes it reminds a bit of early Miles or Chet Baker. Brönner himself says the most important part of his music is having the freedom to decide at any moment what is going to happen next - a freedom which makes every concert a different experience.
Born in 1971 in Viersen, Germany and raised in Rome, Italy, Till experienced his outset with the help of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker: “Hearing Bebop for the first time, Charlie Parker; that set the whole thing off for me. I was 13 years old and it was an almost erotic sensation. I thought that it was indecent. The music was like a woman having a go at me.” Till stems from a family of musicians; after a well-protected childhood, he enjoyed a classical education followed by a study of the jazz trumpet at Cologne’s Music Academy. After only three semesters he convinced the leader of Berlin’s “RIAS-Tanzorchester” at an audition, taking his first hurdle at the age of 20. Only two years later, he raised more than one eyebrow with “Generations of Jazz”, being both a classic mainstream recording and his debut as a bandleader. By the time he released “German Songs”, his third album of old German film songs, arranged for jazz quartet and classical orchestra, he was the talk of the trade. Throughout his career he has worked with musical greats such as Dave Brubeck, James Moody, Monty Alexander, Aki Takase, Alan Bergman, Joachim Kühn, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Johnny Griffin, Bob Brookmeyer, Ernie Watts, Nils Landgren, Al Foster, Lou Bega, Mousse T, Bootsy Collins, Pat Metheny, Yello, Hildegard Knef, Kyle Eastwood, Frank McComb, James Last, Al Di Meola, Carla Bruni, Mark Murphy, Nena, Madeleine Peyroux and many others.
- In 2008 he is nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Classical Crossover Album” for “The Jazz Album”, an album he produced with classical bass-baritone singer Thomas Quasthoff
- In 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” for his solo on the album “The Standard” made by the legendary vocal ensemble Take 6 - For his album “Rio” in 2009 he wins his 3rd Echo Award in the jazz category
- In summer 2012 Till Brönner is recording a new album which is expected to be released late 2012/early 2013
“Calling Till Brönner the 'new aspiring German trumpet talent' is obsolete, since he has sold more records than any other German jazz musician. He plays big time now and is well known in the New York jazz circuit, which itself is top of the crop.” - ME SOUNDS/Rolling Stone
Till Brönner – Selected Discography
Till Brönner/ "At the end of the day”
Till Brönner/ "RIO"
Till Brönner/ "Oceana"
Till Brönner OST/ "Höllentour"
Till Brönner/ "That Summer"
Till Brönner/ "Blue Eyed Soul"
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