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Wolfgang Benjamin Frister

saxophone, composition

As a boy he cannot resist his parents' piano and begins to play on his own initiative. He accompanies a schol choir at the age of just eight years. As he even harmonizes the melody on his own with his left hand, the enthusiastic teacher introduces him to the Polish pianist Katharina Trzeciok, who educates the talented young boy in classical piano ...

 

Semjon Barlas

  trumpet, flugelhorn

Semjons' powerful and melodic trompet and flugelhorn playing enriches Son Madol since 2006. He supported greats of all genres like Placido Domingo, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Nina Hagen, Die Ärzte, BossHoss, Johannes Heesters, Rolando Villazon, Knorkator, the Butlers, Thomas Anders or Katja Riemann with his expressive playing ...

     

Diego Pinera

drums

Diego Pinera, the 'Uruguayan Ambassador for Polyrhythm' lives in Berlin since 2006 and impresses the audience with his dynamic drum playing full of intensity. As a demanded drummer he works with many artists and for many projects such as the Frederika Krier Quartet, Sebastian Schunke Group, Katja Riemann Band, Wilson de Oliveira ...

 

Robert Kessler

guitar

Since 2008 he is a member of Son Madol and impresses the audience with his tasteful sound and his rousing guitar solos. The young Berlin exception guitarist plays in numerous projects such as Swing Bop Trio (Beboptrio), dem Robert Kessler Quartet, On Cue (Swing), Groove Deluxe (soul band), Mantigo (Brazilian band), the Björn Missal Band ...

     

Thomy Jordi

bass

He is an internationally demanded musician as undisputed master at the very deep tones. Born in 1963 in Zurich, he starts to study double bass at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern at the age of 18. Then in 1983 he studies E-bass for another two years at the Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. Then he follows his brother to Berlin and joins the band of Joycelyn B. Smith ...

 

Robby Geerken

percussion

'Sin cuero no hay na', which means translated from Spanish 'nothing goes without a skin' is the motto of this thoroughbred percussionist. Already at the age of 15 he begins to play with the Cuban bands in Berlin. Then in 1991, the Cuban percussion legend Jose Luis Quintana, called Changuito decisively shaped his life. A year later he gets his first lessons from him in Cuba  ...

     

Simon Harrer

trombone

To be compared with Tommy Dorsey among big band quarters, only partially meets his virtuosity. A musician colleague, who called him a 'grenade at the trombone' is more to be true. Not only beeing a demanded player in the Berlin jazz scene, he also can be heard on CDs of 2Raumwohnung, Seeed und Peter Fox ...

 

Tino Derado

piano

The famous New York pianist Fred Hersch called Tino Derado an 'extremely gifted musician with an already unique style'. A graduate of  Berklee College of Music and New School, he spends 12 years in Boston and New York, where his 'extraordinary abilities in the field of jazz' earned him an honorary U.S. Green Card in 1997 ...

Photos by Nina Mallmann, except Tino Derado by Petra Zimmerling and Thomy Jordi by Zoran Grujovski