as a leader
EPIMH – Evan Parker is my hero
Victor Fox – Saxophones,Clarinets
Pascal Klewer – Trumpet
Victor Fox and Pascal Klewer met over 4 years ago at the Youth Jazz State Orchestra Hessen. Since then they´ve played numerous concerts together in China, Canada, Litovia, Latvia, with stars like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Kit Downes, Christian Lillinger and many more. Together they played on several records of the LJJO Hessen, the Mainz based nonet Shaikh9 and on Pascal´s debut record with his bigband.
Their continous work together in numerous ensembles and their similar interest in music brought them close together and the idea came up to work on this unusual and uncommon duo constellation and to test its possibilities and borders. The duo´s music consists of notated music, grafic scores and free improvisations.
The Consistency of Destruction
Leif Berger – drums // Felix Hauptmann – piano,synth,prep. piano // Florian Herzog – doublebass // Roger Kintopf – doublebass // Pascal Klewer – trumpet
“The Consistency of Destruction” researches structures, polyrhythms, density and sound(s) in their works. The music of the cologne-based band, consisting of the two bassists Roger Kintopf and Florian Herzog, the drummer Leif Berger, the pianist Felix Hauptmann and trumpeter Pascal Klewer, is on the borders of avantgarde, improvised music and contemporary music. The given and intensely rehearsed tunes, templates, patterns, presettings and concepts are continously researched, destroyed, questioned and reattached.
The band is releasing 2 EP´s in 2021 and is recording their debut album in October of 2021.
Carl Wittig´s Aurora Oktett
DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON
Starting the beginning of 2020 im happy to be the new member of Aurora Oktett, an exciting project of my good friend and colleague Carl Wittig (db) . There will be numerous concerts, recording sessions and more so stay tuned!
DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON
The mainz based Nonet Shaikh9 around Maximilian Shaikh-Yousef performs music written by the leader, winner of the Frankfurter Jazzpreis 2018.
The band has recorded their debut album last year, to be released this upcoming fall.
Other bands he regularly leads or performs with:
Landesjugendjazzorchester Hessen -> https://ljjoh.de/
KWINI – https://kwinimusic.com/
BigBang – Bigband Duisburg (conducting)
He also regularly performs with several other projects, as well as numerous BigBands or Brasssections.
2018-2019 he was a part of the prestigous Bundesjazzorchester and toured with them through Germany, England, Netherlands, USA twice, Canada, Israel, Albania, Bosnia and Montenegro.