Andreas Herrmann / Biography

Andreas Herrmann

Pianist & Composer

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At the age of five, first improvisations on the piano.

Since the age of twelve, first guitarist, later keyboardist in various rock and jazz bands.

 

1985 Winner of the state competition “Jugend Jazzt” in Baden Württemberg Germany

1986-1990 Piano studies at the “Swiss Jazz School” in Bern with Joe Haider

1988 in the semifinals of the renowned international “Thelonious Monk” piano competition in Washington D.C.

1990-1999 Pianist in the quartet of the American jazz saxophonist “Robin Kenyatta” with Reggie Johnson on double bass, among others. Numerous concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France and England.

Since 1994 Lecturer at the Lucerne Jazz School

1995-2000 Composition studies at the “state music college” in Freiburg im Breisgau, majoring in composition and music theory with Prof. Cornelius Schwer.

2001 Musical director, arranger, composer and pianist of the musical “Lila Rosen” in Zurich with singer and actress Sue Mathis

2004-2005 Head of Department a.i. the department of music theory / composition at the Lucerne School of Music

2004-2012 Lecturer at the “International Music College” Freiburg im Breisgau

Since 2008 Pianist and keyboard player in the band of the jazz violinist “Zipflo Reinhardt”

Seit 2009 Professor at the Lucerne School of Music

2010 Nomination for the New German Jazz Prize with the Andy Herrmann Trio

Seit 2012 Concerts with the “Anne Czichowsky Quintet” and the “Axel Kühn Trio”

2013-2014 Pianist in the “Christian Elsässer Orchestra” (CEO) in Munich

2014-2020 in the jury of the international jazz piano competition of the Lucerne School of Music in Langnau i.E.

2015 Founding of the jazz quartet “The Child In Me” feat. Norbert Scholly, Arne Huber and Fabian Rösch

Concert Activity

since 1990 with musicians from the national and international jazz scene

Saxophone:
Greg Badolato (USA), Jürgen Bothner (D), Daniel Blanc (CH), Johannes Enders (D), Jochen Feucht (D), Benny Golson (USA), Paul Heller (D), Jürgen Hagenlocher (D), Florian Helming (D), Robin Kenyatta (USA), Claus Koch (D), Ben Kraef (D), Sandi Kuhn (D), Daniel Küffer (CH), Dave Liebman (USA), Domenique Landolf (CH), Pepe Lienhard (CH), Max von Mosch (D), Alberto Menendez (E), Andi Maile (D), Larry Monroe (USA), Giovanni Marchesiello (I), Tom Reinbrecht (D), Hugo Siegmeth (D), Gary Smalian (USA), Andy Scherrer (CH), Mike Schweizer (D), Jason Seizer (D), Sascha Schönhaus (CH), Evan Tate (USA), Geatano Tucci (I), Tom Timmler (D), John Voirol (CH), Steffen Weber (D)

 

Trumpet:
Gary Barone (USA), Ralf Hesse (D), Annette Neuffer (D), Alex Sipiagin (USA), Axel Schlosser (D), Matthias Spillmann (CH), Peter Schärli (CH), Claus Stötter (D), Peter Tuscher (D), Thorsten Wollmann (D), Franz Weyerer (D)

 

Trombone:
Joseph Bowie (USA), Adrian Mears (AU), Jiggs Whigham (USA), Bart van Lier (NL), Felix Fromm (D), Nils Wogram (D)

 

Vocals:
Barbara Bürkle (D), Fauzia Maria Beg (IN), Fay Claassen (NL), Anne Czichowsky (D), Norischa Campbell (USA), Joan Cartwright (USA), Silvia Droste (D), Nina Michelle (Can), Claudia Moehrke (D), Andrea Mayer (D), Sue Mathis (CH), Sandy Patton (USA), Bill Ramsey (USA), Debbie „Sister“ Sledge (USA), Lilly Thornton (CH), Cordula Wegerer (D)

 

Guitar:
Roberto Bossard (CH), Francis Coletta (CH), Heiko Gottberg (D), Marco Figini (CH), Chris Guilfoyle (Irl), Danu Haider (F), Harald Haerter (CH), Helmut Kagerer (D), Theo Kapilidis (GR), Berthold Klein (D), Samuel Leipold (CH), Peter Omara (Aus), Lorenzo Petrocca (I), John Schröder (D), Norbert Scholly (D), Frank Sikora (D), Günter Weiss (D), Martin Wiedmann (D), Fred Wiegräfe (D), Hans-Peter Zachary (D)

 

Bass:
Tibor Elekes (HU), Peter Cudek (SK), Florian Döling (D), Kalli Gerhards (CH), Thomas Heideprim (D), Hämi Hämmerli (CH), Arne Huber (D), Reggie Johnson (USA), Heiri Känzig (CH), Axel Kühn (D), German Klaiber (D), Herbie Kopf (CH), Andi Kurz (D), Thomas Lähns (CH), Jens Loh (D), Gianni Luescher (CH), Heiner Merk (D), Patrick Scales (D), Henning Sieverts (D), Thomas Stabenow (D), Peter Streicher (D), Dominik Schürmann (CH), Raphael Valser (CH), Jimmy Woode (USA), Wolfgang Zwiauer (CH)

 

Violin:
Zipflo Reinhardt (D)

 

Drums:
Fabian Arends (D), Julio Barretto (CU), Andy Brugger (CH), Matthias Daneck (D), Dave Doran (IRL), Jörg Eckel (D), Matthias Füchsle (D), Tobias Friedli (CH), Andreas Gandela (D), Matthias Gmelin (D) Kalli Gerhards (CH), Marcel Gustke (D), Johannes Gutfleisch (D), Marc Halbheer (CH), Rick Hollander (USA), Hajo Von Hadeln (D), Chris von Hoffmann (CH), Michael Kersting (D), Rolf Kichling (D), Torsten Krill (D), Patrick Manzecchi (D), Calogero Marrali (I), Florian Oppenrieder (D), Norbert Pfammatter (CH), Jorge Rossy (Esp), Tom Rainey (USA), Bernd Reiter (A), Fabian Rösch (D), Dieter Schumacher (D), Claudio Strüby (CH)

 

Percussion:
Julia Diderich (D), Willy Kotoun (CH), Ellen Mayer (D), Andi Pupato (CH)

Impressions

1983 – present

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    „Young Lion“ Biberach 1983