Sebastian Schunke Berlin Quartet
2014.10.30 20:00 – 21:00
B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT
Sebastian Schunke – Piano / Compositions
Dan Freeman – Saxophone
Diego Pinera – Drums
Marcel Krömker – Bass
“Schunke intentionally merges the boundaries of classical piano and Latin rhythms to create music that is structured but spontaneous, familiar yet exotic…Schunke’s skills as a writer and musician deserve applause…” (All About Jazz, New York)
Since more than 12 years the Sebastian Schunke Group forms an energetic part of the international Jazz Scene. Sebastian Schunke is one of the young leading Jazz composers and pianists – worldwide, based in Berlin. As a soloist and with his group he always creates a fresh and totally new sound, unifying the modern Berlin Jazz with African and Latin American elements. Sebastian Schunke brings together international known Jazz musicians coming from different cultures: Paquito de Rivera, Antonio Sanchez, Dafnis Prieto, John Benitez, Yosvany Terry, Richie Flores or Pernell Saturnino were part of his group and contributed to his unique sound. With 6 international acclaimed CDs and several tours to Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US – Sebastian Schunke has achieved a strong name in the Jazz community. His strongest and most innovative project is his 2008 founded “Berlin Quartet”: With this band he creates a totally new and unpredictable sound and toured with incredible success the whole world. Their latest release is called Life and Death.
Supported by the Initiative Musik Non-profit Project Company Ltd. with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag.